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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. 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.
2. Overwhelming Odds - The Story of John OíLeary
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.
3. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.
5. 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.
6. Planning For Future Success
Students with disabilities often face the same challenges that regular education students come face to face with after graduation. Most young people believe they are ready to conquer any challenge that is presented to them. This can be reality with preparation.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. From IFSP to IEP
Are you concerned about the transition from an IFSP to an IEP? This article will tell you how to prepare so your child gets exactly what he needs.
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