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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. 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.
3. Learned Helplessness
Is your child feeling hopeless because of their failure to succeed in school? If so, he may be at risk for learned helplessness, which can be a much larger problem.
4. Positive Behavior Support
A brief overview of positive behavioral supports as a powerful tool for assisting children in overcoming behavior challenges that prevent them from learning and finding success in the school and home environments.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Sample IEP Ė Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
8. Music Therapy in Special Education
Many would be surprised to learn the benefits music therapy can provide for special needs children.
9. Eye Dominance
We all know whether we are right or left handed, but do you know which of your eyes is dominant? Read the following article to find out which is your dominant eye and the role it plays in school, work, and everyday life.
10. 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.
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