Entries by SpecialEdu

Top Special Education Degree Specializations to Consider in 2018

Here’s some guidelines to help you figure out exactly what it takes to earn your special education degree and explore some of the possible special education degree specializations that you should consider in 2018. In Demand Special Education Degree Specializations While most master’s program do not require students to select an area of specialization, there […]

Parent Communication

Many times, teachers want parents to be involved and want to communicate with them.  But then get stuck.  What do needs to be said?  When do is there time to reach out to parents? Understanding and Acting on The Importance of Parent Communication We always hear how important parent communication is, and it is true.  […]

7 Reasons to Use Visual Supports in the Early Childhood ESE Classroom

Visual Supports Assist Young Students in Comprehending Their Environment Students with language delays often have difficulty understanding and processing verbal language. A picture rich classroom environment can ease anxiety, empower students and help them build social skills. While it takes some effort up front for teachers to build a visual rich classroom, the payoff is […]

Challenges of Teaching Special Education

It takes a certain kind of person to become a special education teacher. These individuals are 100% dedicated to their students’ education and well-being, which requires a great deal of passion and hard work. While there are many great things about being a special education teacher, there are also a few challenges. The Difficulties One […]

November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. There are some common misconceptions about epilepsy, which makes this month a perfect time to learn exactly what this disease is. Facts About Epilepsy Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease where nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, which can cause seizures. The definition of epilepsy has undergone […]

Top 5 Special Education Classroom Resources

As a special education teacher, you know each student has their own unique needs. Because each student has their own needs, it is important to have a wide variety of resources for your classroom. Along with a master’s degree in special education, having the right resources is key to helping your students reach their full […]

Auditory-Oral Communication

When thinking of education for students who are deaf, people typically assume that sign language is a necessary component.  However, children who have hearing loss often use another method of communication: the auditory-oral communication method. The Auditory-Oral Communication Method Early diagnosis of hearing loss is critical.  The earlier the diagnosis, the sooner the child can […]

October: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is a chance to celebrate people with Down syndrome and promote acceptance and inclusion. In honor of this month, here are some facts about Down syndrome. Facts About Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. It occurs in 1 […]

Sign Language in the Classroom

American Sign Language is an incredibly useful tool in the field of special education. It allows those who have hearing loss or are non-verbal to communicate easily and effectively with others. Rather than feeling limited or frustrated by inability to communicate, sign language enables a child or student with a disability to express themselves and communicate […]

The IEP Process

For new special education teachers, creating an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) might seem like a daunting task. It’s a long and detailed document that has multiple requirements, and no two IEPs are the same. That can feel like an overwhelming amount of work, but don’t fret! It is truly a collaborative process, and it’s meant […]