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.

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Dyslexia and Specialized Education

Children with dyslexia have often faced unique challenges in regards to their learning. In the past, students who have dyslexia may not have had their needs recognized or addressed properly. Teachers did not receive the proper training and were not equipped to help these students. Dyslexia requires a formal diagnosis by a psychologist and/or specialist, […]

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Special Education Job Interview Questions

Special Careers for a Special Education Teacher

Where Do You Start? While special education may seem broad and overwhelming, there is an area of focus for everyone involved in the field. If you’re considering a career in special education, it might be beneficial to ask yourself the following questions: What are you passionate about? What drives you in the classroom? Are there […]

Teaching for Life After School

Students with special needs require a more specialized and accommodating education, especially those with more severe disabilities. To help them successfully move into adulthood, a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will often include transition services (to read about the requirements from IDEA, click here). It is added to their IEP no later than when that […]

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Special Education by the Numbers

Despite the previous decline in students who received special education services, there has been a recent increase in students who qualify for coverage under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of students ages 3-21 who received special education services in the 2013-14 school year […]