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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. Preparing for Success with Tourette's Syndrome
Students with Other Health Impairments can achieve success in school. Tourette's Syndrome can have an effect on student performance. A few simple strategies can decrease stress and increase a positive outcome in the classroom.
2. 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.
3. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
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. How to Motivate Your Child
Students with disabilities often have motivational issues. Motivation is needed to be a successful learner. A positive attitude can make all of the difference.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Sample IEP – Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
10. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.
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