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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. 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.
2. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
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. 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.
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. Sample IEP Ė Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
7. Understanding Bullying
Students in special education often face situations at school that have a lasting negative effect on learning. Students receive special education services in different settings. Physical differences, lack of social skills, and learning disabilities can make some students a target for bullying.
8. 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.
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. 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.
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