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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. 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.
2. Special Education Facts
All students are entitled to a free and appropriate education. According to the law, children are protected under state law. Students with special needs receive services using the Individualized Education Program.
3. 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.
4. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Interim Alternative Educational Placement
“My child has been moved to a different school. We had no say in the decision. What can we do?”
8. 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.
A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.
10. 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.
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