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Here are the top ten articles for the Special Education Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Special Education Facts
All students are entitled to a free and appropriate education. According to the law, children are protected under state law. Students with special needs receive services using the Individualized Education Program.

2. Fun or Games in the Classroom
Children with disabilities often have a hard time getting involved with the learning process. Merely listening to instruction is not enough. There are ways to enhance instruction and make learning fun.

3. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.

4. Ways to Increase Reading Skills
Children with disabilities often have difficulty with retaining reading skills. There are ways to increase reading skills with little effort. Children will look forward to reading if it is enjoyable.

5. Preparing for Success with Tourette's Syndrome
Students with Other Health Impairments can achieve success in school. Tourette's Syndrome can have an effect on student performance. A few simple strategies can decrease stress and increase a positive outcome in the classroom.

6. Planning For Future Success
Students with disabilities often face the same challenges that regular education students come face to face with after graduation. Most young people believe they are ready to conquer any challenge that is presented to them. This can be reality with preparation.

7. Motivating With Rewards
Students with disabilities often struggle with situations beyond their control. Academics, social, and communication skills sometimes suffer due to past negative experiences with the peers and low performance. As a result, self-esteem may suffer.

8. Learning Made Easy with SLANT
Student with disabilities often have barriers that prevent them from excelling in the classroom. The SLANT is a strategy that teaches a new behavior by using positive body language. Developing the SLANT behavior will improve learning.

9. Dragon Naturally Speaking - Voice Recognition Software
Voice recognition software is particularly helpful for special needs kids who have a tremendous amount of knowledge in their minds but no way to get it out and on paper. Through a program like Dragon Naturally Speaking, they now have the ability to produce quality written work in a timely fashion.

10. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.



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