Top Ten specialeducation Articles

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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. Self-Contained Classrooms & LRE
In the first of a series of articles whose topics will be inspired by each letter of the words SPECIAL EDUCATION, self-contained classrooms will be discussed in the context of the continuum of placement options for students who receive special education services and supports.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Parents' Role in Special Education
What role do parents play in special education? What can parents do to ensure the success of their special needs chidlren? Keep reading to find out.

A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.

7. Cultural Impact in the IEP
Understanding the differences in a student's cultural frame of reference can allow for the development of culturally respectful IEPs that may encourage students to more readily achieve their post-school goals.

8. When IEP's Fail
Tips to prevent your child's IEP from failing.

9. 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.

10. Lexia Helps Struggling Readers Learn to Read
Seeing someone struggle to learn how to read is painful for the teacher as well. Learn how research-based software can help rapidly improve reading skills.

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