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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. Cultural Inventories and IEPs
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.
2. Sample IEP – Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. Build a Great Parent Teacher Relationship
Five Top Tips for Building and Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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