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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. Effective Instruction
Children receiving special education services often have disabilities that require extra help in retaining information. Effective instruction can aid the student in retaining the information. There are two types of information. They are essential and supplemental.
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. Transitioning from Academics to Career
High school becomes more and more complicated to complete every year for thousands of young adults. The curriculum becomes more vigorous, as well as focused. Many students have found a way to bridge the gap between academics and career through Job Corps.
5. Sample IEP – Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
6. 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.
7. Eye Dominance
We all know whether we are right or left handed, but do you know which of your eyes is dominant? Read the following article to find out which is your dominant eye and the role it plays in school, work, and everyday life.
8. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.
9. 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.
10. Social Interaction in Special Needs Children
For special needs children and their parents, social interaction can cause anxiety and embarrassment. It does not have to be that way. Positive social interaction can bring great rewards for special needs children.
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