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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
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. 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.
6. Ways to Increase Reading Skills
Children with disabilities often have difficulty with retaining reading skills. There are ways to increase reading skills with little effort. Children will look forward to reading if it is enjoyable.
7. Fun or Games in the Classroom
Children with disabilities often have a hard time getting involved with the learning process. Merely listening to instruction is not enough. There are ways to enhance instruction and make learning fun.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Effects of Favoritism
Favoritism can occur in the home or school without intention. The effects of favoritism can be detrimental for some, while needed for others. Children with special needs often need a lot of attention. The extra attention can seem unfair to other children in the home, as well as the classroom.
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