Top Ten specialeducation Articles

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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. Parents' Role in Special Education
What role do parents play in special education? What can parents do to ensure the success of their special needs chidlren? Keep reading to find out.

2. Expectancy Effects
Over the years, the phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecy has matured into a concept known as expectancy effects.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Interim Alternative Educational Placement
“My child has been moved to a different school. We had no say in the decision. What can we do?”

6. When IEP's Fail
Tips to prevent your child's IEP from failing.

7. Accommodation and Modification Differences
Children receiving special education services often receive accommodations and modifications to be written in their IEP. Most parents lack the terminology used to identify key terms. There are major differences between the terms accommodations and modifications.

8. 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.

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.

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

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