Do you know your special education law? Learn important information for teachers on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 504 plans and CSEs. Find out how to write and carry out an IEP, work with parents and school boards and much more. What sort of benefits are you and your students entitled to? How do you get assistive technology for your classroom? Read about these issues and more here.
One common problem students with special needs face is imply not using their allowed accommodations such as longer test time, etc. Learn why this is such an issue and how you can help overcome it.
One of the easier things you can do to help students with special needs perform better on tests is to simply familiarize students with the test format. Here are some tips on modifying your teaching to get students prepared for testing.
Many students with special needs want to do well on exams, but face a multitude of challenges. Some of which are low self-esteem and text anxiety. Learn tips on building up your student’s confidence and decreasing their stress levels.
The last thing a Special Education teacher should do is expect students with special needs to perform the same as a typical student in all areas. Instead, learn effective techniques to help these students improve confidence, self-esteem and test-taking skills.
One of the proposed changes to the DSM V includes updating the criteria for diagnosing Autism. Many are worried that the new standards will no longer include students currently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Is this a real concern?
Create situations that encourage expressive language when designing verbal intelligence goals. Allow learners to reason throughout the day by expressing their thoughts on real events and experiences.
Decision-making skills and problem-solving skills are not the same thing. Skillful decisions are required with each step of the problem-solving process, when creating IEP decision-making goals. These decisive actions systematically analyze the situation.
Managing behaviors can be challenging whether working with individuals with disabilities, mental health diagnoses or other needs. Targeting behaviors to support client, or student, success will benefit all stakeholders involved in treatment or educational services.
Special learners’ instructors are tempted to “teach test answers” for standardized achievement exams. However, multiple intelligences theory promotes that students personally compose an essay about their reading, instead of answering multiple-choice questions about it.
The improvement of special education students has to entail engagement along with achievement to define success. The learner’s potential individually and overall well-being are significant factors when ascertaining a positive outcome.