As inclusion becomes the norm, the prevalence of students in the classroom with specific learning disabilities is on the rise. Read this article to learn some basic accommodations and instructional techniques that can be used to help these students achieve success.
Special education is a diverse and complex topic. Stay informed and up to date on the latest advances in technology, cases and laws by reading the special education articles you’ll find at BrightHub.com.Advancements in technology, as well as the passage of laws governing the education of students with disabilities, dramatically changed today’s classrooms. As schools struggle to keep pace with the 21st century, both parents and teaching staff face complex questions and issues that technology alone cannot solve. The Bright Hub channel on special education looks not only at the use of technology in the school system, but serves as a resource of special education articles covering a wide range of topics. The Managing Editor for this channel is Laurie Patsalides, a talented writer and educator.Included in this channel you will find articles covering the principals of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education) and LRE (Least Restrictive Environment). You can discover information on the latest technological advances that hold promise for tomorrow’s learning-disabled youth, such as the use of neurofeedback to help students with autism. You can also explore the challenges facing today’s regular education teachers and learn more about the difficult topic of discipline in the school system.In addition, you can join the special education forum, and ask questions or share your experiences with other parents, guardians and school personnel. Make suggestions for new articles, comment on the blog and tell us what you do and don’t like! We look forward to working together to make the Bright Hub channel on Special Education a trusted source of information on the technology and issues that affect the future of our children.
Technology continues to revolutionize education and allows students to learn in different ways. While computers have become standard in most classrooms, iPods are usually not thought of as educational tools. That is, until now. Learn about the use of iPods for special education students.
The Montessori-special education link has not been studied extensively, but there are several reasons to assume that students with special needs, especially those with autism, would thrive in a Montessori environment. Here’s why.
People who have sustained brain damage can often find that they suddenly have difficulty writing well. This problem, called acquired dysgraphia, can be treated – but it is important to recognize the symptoms.
The term “developmental disabilities” describes a variety of physical and mental disorders and conditions. This article provides a general introduction and overview of these disabilities and how they differ from one another.
How are hearing impairment and reading performance related? This article discusses the connection between the two, as well as the research findings involving their relationship.
Children with Down syndrome typically experience delays in cognitive development, but with proper support, they are able to participate in a mainstream classroom environment. Educators can encourage inclusion and personal success for these students by using these Down syndrome teaching tips.
Teaching gifted and exceptional students can be one of the world’s most rewarding careers. How can you become a special education teacher?
Many children with physical disabilities also have epilepsy as an additional disability. Special education teachers need to know basic facts on the condition as well as seizure first aid. This article covers what causes epilepsy and general epilepsy treatments.
Federal funding under IDEA requires that states provide provisions for “free appropriate education” for students with disabilities. Students with hearing impairments must be provided with resources and services that are specifically designed in the IEP.
Joan is an extremely gifted and articulate 6th grade student. She is hiding a secret from her family, friends, classmates and her teachers. Joan can’t read.She has been tested for every learning disability, except the one disability, that is impacting her ability to read. Joan has dyslexia.
Para-educators can provide professional and personal support for students. Learn the role of a para-educators as part of a student’s IEP team.
Funding is a word that strikes fear into the heart of many a special education teacher! Private early intervention and support for children with autism is expensive. Government disability funding is often hard to come by, particularly in the area of autism funding. So what’s the story in Australia?
Children are no strangers to depression. Once the symptoms of depression show, its time to take action. Do you have a depressed child? If you are looking for ways that you can assist a child that has depression, review this list of tips to help this child deal with depression.
“Astonishing Animals” is one of those animal books designed to trigger that ‘wow’ factor so often missing in books these days – especially in science. Gifted K-2 learners will find that each turn of the page brings a new fact or eye catching illustration. Read on to learn more!
Positive reinforcement is a proven and reliable way to increase positive actions. Here are some specific methods you can use in your classroom as well as some ideas for developing your own methods of positive reinforcement.
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is an act of Congress enacted in 1975 to ensure a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with special needs in school communities.
Some activities can be extended outside the classroom after school hours for special needs children. These activities promote cultural, social, moral and intellectual developments in children.
It is necessary for teachers to make efforts to make effective use of technology-based methods for effective and productive learning of special children. Teachers should know some basics to effectively use technology-based methods. You will read about some basics in this article.