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What types of goals are effective for a child with special needs?

Achieving goals is critical for any child, whether they excel at school or need some extra help. Effective goal-setting along with adequate support from teachers and other educational workers can help a child find success, so it is important for parents to play an active role in helping set goals for their child.

To reduce suspension rates, some schools take questionable action

No parent wants their children to suffer at school. We want them to be inspired and interested, meet friends and try new things. Unfortunately, many kids do not have this experience; they instead face an environment where they struggle and are more likely to receive discipline than praise.

Paraprofessionals and the special education teacher shortage

Teacher shortages can have major impacts on students. One shortage school districts in many different parts of the country have been experiencing recently is a shortage of special education teachers. In the midst of this shortage, states and school districts have been turning to a range of tactics to combat it.

Literature curriculum and the fight against bullying

Many things can impact the quality of the education environment a special needs student has at school. One is whether they are subjected to bullying. Bullying can impact many things for a student with disabilities. This includes their overall education experience and how safe and free to learn they feel at school.

Supreme Court opts not to hear “stay put” provision case

Special needs students have various rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Sometimes, disputes arise over what exactly a given student is entitled to under these rights. Among the things such disputes can be over is what a particular term included in these rights means, as applied to a given situation.

Helping the start of the school year go well for special needs students

With school in its opening weeks, among the things parents may be concerned about is whether their kid’s start of the school year will end up go smoothly. This can particularly be the case for parents of students with special needs. The start of a new school year can pose some special challenges for kids with disabilities. So, taking steps to address such challenges is something a parent of such a child may want to do this time of year.

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