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Special Education Instruction

Special Education Instruction focuses on the education of students with special needs, addressing learning and communication challenges as well as emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders to ensure that students with special needs can participate in the general education curriculum and meet State curriculum content standards to the highest degree possible.
16 articles available under Special Education Instruction
» Discrete Trial Training: A Brief Look at Familiar Methods
Training explores the discrete trial process, including parts to a discrete trial and various reinforcement methods. Methods discussed are variable response, prompting, reward charts, visual schedules, and stories. It explains the strategies involved when handling discrete trials and the two methods of reinforcement—continuous and partial.   Read more...
» Special Education Services (October 2010)
Training goes over how general and special education programs are combined through the usage of service delivery options. The presentation discusses FAPE and where to place a child based on his or her unique education needs and IEP.   Read more...
» Children with Special Needs: When to Refer, Where to Refer, and What to do Next
Session objectives include developmental milestones for behavior development, speech and language, physical and occupational therapy, documentation of the child, where to refer the child to, and how to tell the parents. Documentation of the child would include notes about the child, information about typical development, and a list of contact persons to call for early intervention evaluations.   Read more...
» Individualized Education Program (IEP) Training: Information That Will Allow You to Have Great Success With Your Client
Training familiarizes participants with the IEP process, including what is an IEP, who is eligible, and the responsibilities of the behaviorist and supervisor. It explains what participants need to know on the IEP. Training provides a most frequently asked question section for individuals who require more information.   Read more...
» Collaboration and Consultation: Bridging the Gap Between Special Education and General Education in the Personalized Learning Environment
Session objectives include learning to identify student IEP goals, becoming a dynamic part of the IEP team through collaboration and consultation, and how participants can discover their role in the IEP process as a Personalized Learning Teacher. The training discusses the different parts of IEP and what the roles of a general education teacher and special educator provider are.   Read more...
» Telepractice Provider
Training is an overview of what telepractice is and the guidelines professionals follow and comply to; they include administrative, clinical, and technical guidelines. In addition, the training goes over some examples of evidence-based research done, the benefits of telepractice, its limitations, and the online services it offers for students in the following areas: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral support, school counseling, physical therapy, and resource specialist services.   Read more...
» Teaching Reading: Secondary Level
Training explores various methods used to teach reading to children who may be struggling academically, including phonics approach, linguistic method, multisensory approach, neurological impress technique, language experience approach and reading comprehension approach. Training explains how to best implement one or a combination of approaches and gives examples of student activities and functional activities for low level readers. Training invites participants to create lesson plans for struggling readers and provides useful sources on the topic.   Read more...
» Navigating the Challenges of Special Education
Training explores the process and guidelines required to teach special education. Topics include the laws on teaching special education, mistakes to avoid, and what an Intervention Assistance Team is. Training explains the role of the educator and administrator. It emphasizes the importance of having an Individual Education Plan and being in accordance with IDEA.   Read more...
» Motivating the Adult Learner
Training explores various techniques used to motivate the adult learner, including ways to present to the adult, important facts about adult learners, adult development, and activities for the adult. Training explains different teaching skills suited for adult learners. It invites participants to create lesson plans focused on adult learning styles.   Read more...
» Response to Intervention (RTI): The Nuts and Bolts
Training explores a multi-tiered approach aimed at identifying struggling learners and ensuring students adequately progress in general education. Topics include Response to Intervention core principles, key practices, the different tiers of RTI, and how to implement RTO into the school system. Topic explains the difference between RTI and the historical system of measuring the progression of student learning. Training presents an in-depth report of RTI ranging from the role of the educator to the laws regulating special education.   Read more...
» What Every General Educator and Special Educator Needs to Know About Special Education
Training examines the skills and guidelines necessary to teach special education. Topics include the challenges of teaching exceptional learners, the duties of special education teachers, and the laws regarding special education. Training explains how to be compliant with federal regulations and the consequences of failing to comply. Training emphasizes participants to be thorough with the paperwork required to teach special education.   Read more...
» Intervention Assistance Teams
Training provides an overview about Intervention Assistance Teams. Topics include the team procedures, assigning duties to team members, initial meeting, and the second meeting agenda. Training explains what an IAT is and what it is not, who should be involved, and the referral process. Training emphasizes that all interventions must be documented and interventions should continue until testing is complete.   Read more...
» Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites - 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
Training explores various teaching strategies, including brainstorming, drawing, graphic organizers, experiments, metaphors, mnemonic devices, problem-based instruction, reciprocal teaching, and work study. Teaching explains how to best use one or a combination of strategies and gives examples of activities students can do. Training invites participants to create lesson plans to best suit the classroom.   Read more...
» Differentiated Instruction
Training explores various teaching approaches used to make the learning environment more efficient. Apart of the process involved studying the student and assessing his or her readiness, their interests, and which learning style to use. Learning styles include visual, auditory/verbal, and kinesthetic/tactile learning styles. Training explains how to best implement one or more combinations of approaches to maximize the learning atmosphere. Training invites participants to create lesson plans that encompass all three learning styles.   Read more...
» ETR Forms: The Good, the Bad, and the Unclear
Training goes over what an ETR, or evaluation team report is and when to use the forms. The training explains what an ETR consists of, which is composed of five parts: individual evaluator’s assessment, the team summary page, the specific learning disability (SLD) assessment, determination of eligibility for special education, and the team evaluators’ signatures.   Read more...
» How to Create a Successful Learning Environment
Presentation includes how to assess whether a child has an ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and strategies of reducing anxiety during assessments and student testing. Strategies include using visual supports or social stories and interviewing parents on their child’s behavior. Methods of teaching suggested in training are: structuring the environment, such as positioning desks in certain ways, organizing the classroom, individualizing student schedules, using visual cues, and balancing between group and individual activities.   Read more...