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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 Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
2. Special Education and Shouting in the Classroom
A teacher is suing the government for permanent damage to her voice box through having to raise her voice to control the classroom. Many of the children had special needs. A brief overview.
3. Sample IEP Ė Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
4. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.
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. Adaptive Behavior
Adaptive behavior skills are essential to surviving everyday living. The ability to care for oneself can make the difference between depending on yourself for daily living or the need to be supported by others. Skills necessary for living independently include ten skill areas.
7. The Difference Between 504 Plans and IEPís
Helping you understand the difference between educational plans in order to use them effectively and properly advocate for your child.
8. Teacher's Guide to IEP's , Part III
The third in a series of articles for educators teaching student's with IEP's. If you are a teacher who is frustrated by IEPís, you owe it to yourself to read this series of articles.
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. Developing Social Skills
Shyness is often a result of negative feelings of oneself. A weak self image coupled with a disability can be overcome with developing new social skills. Social skills can improve through following a few steps.
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