Special Education Practices and Methods

This list includes articles about multi-sensory teaching, applied behavior analysis, co-teaching, differentiated instruction, inclusive education, etc.


IEP Reading Comprehension Goals

Are you a teacher or parent trying to help your child’s reading comprehension? Setting defined reading comprehension goals is a crucial step in creating Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), which can be an effective tool for assisting students in realizing their full potential. But where do you even begin?  This blog post will review the fundamentals of IEP reading comprehension …

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RTI Process

In RTI Process, Have you ever had academic difficulties yet lacked the confidence to request assistance?  It’s because you were afraid to stand out from your classmates or were too bashful to speak up. Whatever the reason, it’s important to remember that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and sometimes needs additional support. Therefore, the Response To …

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Can a Child Have a BIP Without an IEP?

Welcome to our blog about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). It’s a question that many parents and educators have: can a child have a BIP without an IEP? The short answer is yes, but it’s a little more complicated.  This blog will explore the differences between IEPs and BIPs and how they can be …

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LRE Justification Statement Examples

Are you a special education teacher or administrator looking for guidance on how to write a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Justification Statement? Look no further!  The LRE Justification Statement is an important document that explains why a student with a disability is placed in a particular educational setting. In this blog, we will provide some LRE …

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What Are the Four Responsibilities of a Teacher in an Inclusion Classroom?

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is working with diverse students, including those with special needs. In an inclusive classroom, teachers must be clear about what to do to give their students the best education possible. Here’s an in-depth look at the role of a special education teacher. In this blog, we’ll talk …

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Evidence Based Practices in Special Education

Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) in special education refer to teaching methods, interventions, and strategies demonstrated through research and evaluation to improve student outcomes effectively. Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education practices have been shown to improve academic, social, and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities and are based on scientific evidence. In particular, teachers have a critical role in implementing these …

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Functional Behavior Assessment

Have you ever had a student in your classroom who was struggling to behave or engage with the material?  Maybe they were constantly disrupting the class, needing help following rules, or just seemed disconnected from the lesson. If so, consider conducting a functional behavior assessment (FBA). An FBA is a process used to identify the specific behaviors causing …

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BIP Special Education

A Behavior Intervention Plan or BIP Special Education is developed to address specific problem behaviors exhibited by a student with special needs. A BIP aims to increase the student’s positive behaviors and decrease the frequency and severity of negative behaviors. A definition of a behavior intervention plan typically includes the following: A team of professionals usually develops a BIP, including …

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The Role of the Special Education Teacher

As a special education teacher, you have the necessary and rewarding job of working with students with disabilities or special needs. The role of the special education teacher is vital in developing students with special needs. These students may have learning challenges, physical or mental health issues, or require specialized instruction and support. You may wonder …

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