A collection of articles providing an overview of special education, including special education FAQs, statistics, and history, as well as what is an IEP and the use of behavior contracts in special education.

Special Education Articles

An Overview of Special Education Here is a special education program and funding overview. According to the U.S. Department of Education, statistics showed at least 5 percent of all children have some sort of learning disability. Find out what qualifies a student for special ed. Read more - An Overview of Special Education
School Counselors and Students with Special Needs School counselors can serve a variety of students with special needs, assisting students who are gifted and talented, migrant students, and students with learning disabilities. There are also specially trained special education counselors in some states.
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What is an IEP The Individualized Education Program, familiarly called the IEP, provides individual support to students with special needs to obtain their education goals. This includes students with learning disabilities, gifted and talented students, etc.
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Special Education FAQ Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on special education are addressed in this article. Answers address what special education is, who provides it, and who is eligible for special education. These FAQs focus on federally-funded special education programs. Read more - Special Education FAQ
Special Education Statistics Special education is the federally mandated service to disabled children from birth to age 21 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This article is a collection of special education statistics. Read more - Special Education Statistics
Behavior Contracts and Emotional Disturbance Emotional Disturbance (ED) is an overarching term that can refer to both emotional and behavioral disturbances Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance is sometimes abbreviated EBD. This article is about emotional disturbance and the use of behavior contracts and behavior plans to assist in education. Read more - Behavior Contracts and Emotional Disturbance
Vocational Rehabilitation Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities or injuries and those who are unemployed get the vocational training, education, and vocational skills they need to find employment. Read on to learn more about vocational rehabilitation. Read more - Vocational Rehabilitation
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a piece of bipartisan education reform that was proposed by President George W. Bush during his first week in office, and passed by Congress on January 8, 2002. Read this article to learn more about this important law. Read more - No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Special Education History This article gives a brief overview of special education history. Learn how children with special needs are affected by the laws and regulations that are set for their education and how it was decided to integrate those with learning disabilities into regular classrooms. Read more - Special Education History
Speech Synthesis This speech synthesis article explainswhat speech synthesis is and how speech software and speech text are used. Also learn more about the origination and history of speech synthesis worldwide. Read more - Speech Synthesis
Special Education Teachers Although there are special education teachers in every public school, many people - students and their parents alike - don’t have a solid understanding of what they do. This article unlocks the world of special education teachers so you can get a better idea. Read more - Special Education Teachers