Special Education

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.

The Common Signs of Dyslexia and Reading Ability

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.

New Disability Funding to Help Children with Autism

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?