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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
5. 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.
6. Sample IEP Ė Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
7. How to Motivate Your Child
Students with disabilities often have motivational issues. Motivation is needed to be a successful learner. A positive attitude can make all of the difference.
8. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.
9. 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.
10. Teaching Handwriting to Special Needs Children
Handwriting can be difficult for any child to learn, but especially for special needs children. Find out what works and what doesn't when teaching handwriting to special needs children.
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