The special education process under IDEA is designed to ensure that each individual child’s needs are carefully considered and addressed. Learn ten steps in the special education process, from evaluation to reviewing student progress.
In this exclusive interview special education teacher and mentor Shira Moskovitz talks about teaching students with learning differences (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and shares recommendations for working with this dynamic student population.
How can educators regularly support the social and emotional learning (SEL) of students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Here are some recommendations from educators who have made this a core focus of their instruction and student support.
Sometimes, a teacher or student support team will recommend an evaluation for a student who may need additional services or supports, but the family is hesitant or unwilling to take the next step. What can educators do on in this case? Experienced special educators offer some suggestions.
The term “learning and attention issues” covers a wide range of challenges kids may face in school, at home and in the community. It includes all children who are struggling — whether their issues have been formally identified or not. Learning and attention issues are brain-based difficulties, and they often run in families. Find resources that can help kids be successful in school and in life!
In this digital age, students are inundated with technology. From social media to texting, their personal lives revolve around their phones and computers. Additionally, school work is becoming increasingly digital as schools seek to reduce paper and increase their focus on implementing technology to enhance the academic experience.
The behaviors of a child with ADHD can be hard to understand sometimes — especially if a child is seen only once or twice a week in a group after-school activity. Do you recognize Billy? His behaviors are often seen in children with ADHD.
The promise of a successful year is the hope of every student and teacher. Educator Brenda Dyck shares the story of Stephen and ponders the importance of offering a fresh start to every student who enters her classroom.