Resources for Special Education

This section is designed to be a hub that provides helpful resources for special education teachers and professionals alike. Here you will find informative and relevant articles, stories from special education teachers and students about why they decided to go into the field, and even an entire section dedicated to American Sign Language.

In our efforts to educate and keep our audience up to date with all things special education, we’ve grouped our resource pages into the following tabs below:

Industry News

Explore to read articles detailing news in the field of special education.

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Testimonials

Explore to read testimonials from current and aspiring special education teachers.

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Sign Language

Explore to learn more about ASL and signs for everyday use.

Child Using Sign Language

Parent Support

Explore to learn parenting tips about navigating the field of special education!

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State by State Outlook for Teaching Special Education

Map of the United States detailing the number of students with special needs by state.

Which states have the highest population of students receiving special education? The darker the state color, the more students with special needs. Explore this map in more detail!

Want to learn more about the careers these professionals mentioned? Head to the Careers page!

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The 21st Century Classroom Part 2

With increasing numbers of K-12 students in special education programs, the need for new, advanced assistive technology in the special education classroom is vital. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of disabled students in the public school system is between 6 and 7 million. These students can benefit from technology in […]

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The Art of Special Education Administration

Looking for career advancement? Becoming a special education administrator is one way of taking your career to the next level. Characteristics of an Effective Administrator There are some general qualifications employers look for when seeking someone in administration. Some of these qualities are: Overseers. An administrative role requires strong managerial skills. Special education administrators oversee […]

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Student Comprehension: Creative Ways to Assess What Your Students Really Learn

We all communicate and process information differently. Incorporating only one assessment style is counterintuitive to measuring the accuracy of what a student comprehends. Inspired by the McDonald’s Dollar Menu design, consider incorporating predesigned platforms that allow the student to choose from a menu of assessment options, thereby not overtaxing the educator with hours of extra […]