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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. Interim Alternative Educational Placement
“My child has been moved to a different school. We had no say in the decision. What can we do?”
3. 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.
4. Normalising Children with Autism
Should we be trying to change or normalise children with autism for them to "fit in" to the education system or should we just allow them to be themselves?
5. Windows of Opportunity During Early Childhood
Although recognizing that a child may be struggling with developmental milestones is a difficult realization, responding with early screening, assessment and intervention is critical.
6. Multisensory Teaching Stragegies
What are multi-sensory teaching strategies and why are they critical for children with learning disabilities.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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