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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. 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.

A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.

3. Teaching Handwriting to Special Needs Children
Handwriting can be difficult for any child to learn, but especially for special needs children. Find out what works and what doesn't when teaching handwriting to special needs children.

4. The Difference Between 504 Plans and IEP’s
Helping you understand the difference between educational plans in order to use them effectively and properly advocate for your child.

5. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.

6. 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.

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. 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.

10. Sample IEP – Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.

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