Industry News in Special Education

Special education is constantly evolving. As a teacher or professional, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry news and trending topics in the field. Explore this page to discover industry news, informative articles, and helpful resources.

Special Education: Putting You on the Right Path

Special Education: Putting You on the Right Path

Click here to read why choosing a path in Special Education is so much more than a job!

Parent Teacher Communication Ideas

Parent Teacher Communication Ideas

We always hear how important parent teacher communication is, and it is true.  Most parents want to be involved in their child’s education.  They want to know what is happening in the classroom, how their child is progressing in the curriculum and with the standards, how their child is getting along with others in the […]

Meet a Teacher: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Meet a Teacher: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10–15 percent of children globally. Disorders include attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism, bipolar, anxiety and oppositional-defiant. Children experiencing behavioral disorders (BD) and emotional disorders (ED) often struggle with maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships and learning in a mainstream classroom setting. Special education jobs that include working with BD/ED students present unique challenges. We interviewed Katrina […]

Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Education

Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Education

In 2014, 2.4 million American public school students were diagnosed with a learning disability, according to the U.S. Department of Education. This number accounts for five percent of our nation’s public school population. Many of these students also have a secondary disability. Special education teachers work tirelessly addressing these students’ needs. There is no “one […]

Inclusion Strategies for Special Education Teachers

Inclusion Strategies for Special Education Teachers

Inclusion programs are a hot topic in special education these days. These programs allow students with special needs to learn in classrooms alongside mainstream students. Research from the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) reports that inclusive programming helps students with disabilities become more successful both socially and academically.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 6.5 million […]