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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. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
3. Sample IEP – Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
4. Overwhelming Odds - The Story of John O’Leary
Find out the story of John O'Leary who survived a horrendous tragedy and turned it into a story of personal growth and determination while finding the true meaning of lasting happiness and success.
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. Chaining and Task Analysis
For children who have executive functioning challenges, or other neuro processing problems, a great deal of what they are expected to do during their school day can be overwhelming.
7. 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.
8. Music Lessons for Special Needs Children
Many people would not even consider private music lessons for special needs children. This opportunity, however, can provide special needs children with confidence and satisfaction that are hard to duplicate.
A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.
10. 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.
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