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1. 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.

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. 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.

4. Ways to Increase Reading Skills
Children with disabilities often have difficulty with retaining reading skills. There are ways to increase reading skills with little effort. Children will look forward to reading if it is enjoyable.

5. Positive Behavior Support
A brief overview of positive behavioral supports as a powerful tool for assisting children in overcoming behavior challenges that prevent them from learning and finding success in the school and home environments.

6. Fun or Games in the Classroom
Children with disabilities often have a hard time getting involved with the learning process. Merely listening to instruction is not enough. There are ways to enhance instruction and make learning fun.

7. Quality of Life
The needs and desires met for an individual determines the quality of life. Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities can lead a quality life with proper supports, life skills and self-determination. The feelings of value, dignity and respect can be achieved by every individual.

8. Cultural Impact in the IEP
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.

9. Sensory Processing Disorder and Special Education
Sensory Processing difficulties can be found in children with special needs. How can you recognise them?

10. 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.



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