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Special Education: Special Needs Students and Schools Document List

Summary: Our library below features 71 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Special Education category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Special Education RSS feed.

Special Education Publications

Choosing the Best Educational and Social Environment for Disabled Children
Article by Kathleen M. Cleaver regarding choosing the best educational and social environment for disabled children.
Publish Date: 2022-10-08

Special and Special Needs - Are These Labels Helpful or Harmful?
Article by Kathleen M. Cleaver regarding using the words special and special needs to describe children who are disabled or learn differently than their classmates.
Publish Date: 2021-12-01 - Updated: 2021-12-06

The Most Common Learning Disabilities Today
List of common learning disabilities including an explanation of each, and signs or symptoms a child with an LD may display.
Publish Date: 2019-02-27 - Updated: 2023-07-07

Are English Language Learners in Need of Special Education
Paper by Elizabeth Barker-Voss and Kristin Basinger from The University of Phoenix focuses on challenges of managing needs of English language learners (ELLs) in the special education sector.
Publish Date: 2019-01-11 - Updated: 2019-01-20

Kids with Intellectual Disabilities Spending Little Time in General Education Classes
Findings show over the past 40 years 55 - 73% of students with intellectual disabilities spend most or all of the school day in self-contained classrooms or schools and not with their peers without disabilities.
Publish Date: 2018-05-08

Individual Education Programs Not Being Used as Intended in Special Education
Penn State researcher examines the role of IEPs for students with specific learning disabilities in general education settings.
Publish Date: 2018-03-30

ESL students with Special Needs Fail to Get Language Instruction
Students learning English as a second language who also have special needs are more likely to fall between the cracks of elementary school education.
Publish Date: 2018-03-25 - Updated: 2023-09-14

Parents and Siblings Can be Teachers for Special Needs Kids
Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took a training program significantly improved ability to communicate with special needs youth.
Publish Date: 2017-08-31 - Updated: 2020-07-04

STEM3 Academy Campuses for Students with Special Needs
STEM3 is a new initiative of The Help Group that provides STEM education with a residential option and services for parents, educators, and special needs students and young adults.
Publish Date: 2017-08-09 - Updated: 2020-03-24

Children with Disability and Public Schools Supreme Court Case
U.S. Supreme Court hears case about level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.
Publish Date: 2017-01-16 - Updated: 2018-03-15

Stephen Gaynor School Shares Benefits of Performing Arts Education for Students With Learning Differences
Award-winning actor with dyslexia, Mark Ruffalo, shares his insight on the importance of the performing arts for students with learning differences.
Publish Date: 2016-12-21 - Updated: 2018-05-01

Language Based Learning in Children : Unlocking Clues
University of Missouri study that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between working memory and how children learn.
Publish Date: 2016-12-19 - Updated: 2021-05-10

Exploring Detection of Learning Disabilities Through Physical Movement
Learning to Move and Moving to Learn study will measure fine-grained movement of the body, face and eyes in middle and high school age children to reveal measureable signs of learning disability.
Publish Date: 2016-11-11

Fulfilling Unmet Need for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Project goal is to develop and pilot a reading comprehension intervention that helps children with ASD not only to read, but understand and learn from the text.
Publish Date: 2016-09-21

Teaching K-8 Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
New professional book by author Barbara Boroson from scholastic breaks down barriers for teaching K-8 students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Publish Date: 2016-07-08

Delivering Equity for Students with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education proposes new rule to improve equity in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Publish Date: 2016-02-24 - Updated: 2017-02-12

Minorities Under-represented in US Special Ed Classrooms
Researchers suggest minority children less likely than otherwise similar white children to receive help for disabilities.
Publish Date: 2016-02-11

Making Schools More Autism Friendly
With increased number of families impacted by autism it is important to integrate a sensory friendly environment for autistic children.
Publish Date: 2015-01-24 - Updated: 2021-01-29

Community College Performance Based Funding Hinders at Risk Students
Study indicates performance-based funding for Texas community colleges could disproportionately penalize colleges that predominately serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Publish Date: 2015-01-17

List of the Best Private Special Needs Schools
List of the best U.S. private schools for special needs students based on educational offerings, student to faculty ratio, awards won, and extra-curricular activities.
Publish Date: 2014-08-12 - Updated: 2020-04-02

Children with Disabilities Benefit from Classroom Inclusion
Study finds secret to boosting language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers.
Publish Date: 2014-07-31 - Updated: 2021-06-14

Low IQ Students Learn to Read After Persistent Intensive Instruction
Study offers hope for struggling readers after special education students and students with low IQ improved reading ability.
Publish Date: 2014-05-29 - Updated: 2021-07-11

The Skoog - Musical Instrument for Music Therapy and Inclusive Education
The Skoog is a musical instrument designed to empower those with special needs and unable to play traditional instruments.
Publish Date: 2012-11-23 - Updated: 2017-02-26

PECS and The Pyramid Approach to Education
The Pyramid Approach to Education and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a model of teaching that establishes learning environments for individuals with developmental disabilities and/or learning impairments.
Publish Date: 2012-07-30 - Updated: 2021-08-13

SAT Scores and Children with Learning Disabilities
SAT Success Coach is a preparation course allowing children who have learning disabilities to obtain good SAT scores.
Publish Date: 2012-05-09 - Updated: 2021-02-13

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Steps educators and team members can take to prepare for the inclusion of children who experience autism in classrooms.
Publish Date: 2012-04-03 - Updated: 2021-09-27

Dismantling Oklahoma Scholarships for Students with Special Needs - AFC Condemns Ruling
Tulsa District Judge Rebecca B. Nightingale rules against Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities Program.
Publish Date: 2012-04-01

Problem Solving Math Linked to Relating Quantities to Numerals
Children starting school with difficulty associating small exact quantities of items with printed numerals more likely to develop a math-related learning disability.
Publish Date: 2011-10-28 - Updated: 2022-06-14

Special-ed Students Force-fed Cotton Balls Soaked with Vinegar as Form of Discipline
Reports from local parents who say their children attending Exley Elementary school in Katy were force-fed cotton balls soaked with vinegar as a form of discipline.
Publish Date: 2011-09-28

Special Interests Sue to Remove Arizona Children with Special Needs From Private Schools
Arizona Education Association and Arizona School Boards Association file another lawsuit to remove children with special needs from private schools of their parents choice.
Publish Date: 2011-09-27

Guardianship and Special Needs Children
Establishing a legal guardianship can help protect children with disabilities as they transition to legal adulthood at the age of 18.
Publish Date: 2011-09-22 - Updated: 2022-07-05

What Does it Mean If a Child Says They are Stupid
What should a parent think when a happy and confident child makes comments like I am stupid when doing their homework?.
Publish Date: 2011-07-18 - Updated: 2021-05-10

Mercyhurst Autism Summer Program
The Foundations Program is specifically designed for college teenagers with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning Autism Disorder.
Publish Date: 2011-07-07 - Updated: 2022-02-18

Struggling Students - Vision and How it Relates to Learning
Educators have shed some light on why teachers and administrators across the US are rethinking their model of vision and how it relates to learning.
Publish Date: 2011-06-10

School Choice Ohio Special Education Scholarship Program
The Ohio Senates budget proposal released today includes language that creates a special education scholarship program.
Publish Date: 2011-05-31 - Updated: 2023-05-01

PCI Education LIFT Series Intervention Programs
LIFT is designed for struggling students who are performing two or more years below grade level including students with learning differences and English language learners.
Publish Date: 2011-04-25

Silent Epidemic of Bullying Against Special Needs Children
Children with special needs are victims of a nationwide silent epidemic of bullying, according to the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes report.
Publish Date: 2011-02-15 - Updated: 2022-06-05

Researching Special-Needs Schools
Our Kids Go to School has come up with a list of key questions for parents to ask potential schools.
Publish Date: 2011-01-26

2010 Accessible eLearning Leadership Awards
These awards recognize those organizations that are producing accessible eLearning courses.
Publish Date: 2010-12-15

Students With Special Needs Celebrate New Law
Spectrum Center students developed the idea for the law and advocated for it during the recent legislative session.
Publish Date: 2010-11-18

Webcam Research Helps Kids Improve Reading Fluency
I Can See Me project is aimed to improve reading fluency which involves processing words in a meaningful way.
Publish Date: 2010-11-05

Collaboration on Special Education Training
San Jose State University and Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs Collaborate on Special Education Training.
Publish Date: 2010-09-13

Back-to-School Season Spurs Sales of Special Needs Tool
Kid Companions is a chewable and wearable therapy accessory recommended by occupational therapists and parents for special needs children.
Publish Date: 2010-09-09

Equal Access to Technology for Students with Special Needs
Students with Special Needs Take Step Toward Equal Access to Technology.
Publish Date: 2010-08-24

New Solution to Pressing Issue in Special Education
U.S. Department of Education Awards Grant to Presence TeleCare provider of special education services.
Publish Date: 2010-08-19

The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills
Modified music program improves speech skills in children with Down syndrome.
Publish Date: 2010-08-07

Rethink Autism Helps Schools Serve More Students With Autism Despite Shrinking Budgets
There may be no greater challenge facing public schools today than the staggering increase in children diagnosed with autism.
Publish Date: 2010-08-02

New Twist on No Child Left Behind - Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center, El Dorado Hills
Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center in El Dorado Hills helps children teens and adults overcome effects of ADHD,Autism and learning disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-08-01

Bonnie Terry Learning - Better Reading Skills
Bonnie Terry Learning Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills reading technique is perfect for parents to use with their child.
Publish Date: 2010-07-18

School Behavior Problems Linked to Family Type
Family relationships lead to specific difficulties for children during their early school years.
Publish Date: 2010-07-16

Horizon Academy Offers New Learning Disabilities Testing Center
Horizon Academy private accredited school specializing in educating children with learning disabilities is opening a new testing center.
Publish Date: 2010-06-28

The Council for Exceptional Children - Serving Children with Disabilities
Improvement of educational success for people with disabilities and their talents and gifts.
Publish Date: 2009-11-15 - Updated: 2010-07-11

Learning Disabilities Research Results - Foundation for Learning Development
Programs and Tools for parents and educators of children with learning disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009-09-24 - Updated: 2016-10-30

Children Write Faster with Pen than Keyboard
Children with and without handwriting disabilities able to write faster when using pen than keyboard to compose essays.
Publish Date: 2009-09-17

Getting Your Child with Special Needs Ready for School
Getting ready for the new school year starts earlier when you have a child with special needs.
Publish Date: 2009-09-15 - Updated: 2013-03-24

College Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities
A number of useful tips and information for persons with learning disabilities attending college.
Publish Date: 2009-09-13 - Updated: 2022-10-02

Learning Disabilities - Factors for Successful Post-Secondary Transition
Students with learning disabilities need to allow adequate time to set themselves up for post-secondary success.
Publish Date: 2009-09-13 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Financial Concerns for College Students with Learning Disabilities
The federal government is the largest source of financial aid for a student with learning disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009-09-13 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Gene Associated with Language, Speech and Reading Disorders
A gene on Chromosome 6 was associated with variability in language abilities in a study of children with Specific Language Impairment.
Publish Date: 2009-08-27 - Updated: 2009-08-31

Breaking Writing Barriers for Students with Autism and Cognitive Disabilities
Assistive technologies for students with special needs released a study Making a Difference for Students with Autism Transforming Non-Writers into Writers Using Intelligent Word Prediction.
Publish Date: 2009-04-27 - Updated: 2010-11-05

Students with Experience Corps Tutors Make Better Progress in Reading Skills
Students with Experience Corps tutors made over 60 percent more progress in learning critical reading skills.
Publish Date: 2009-04-08 - Updated: 2010-06-30

Ways School Districts May Use ARRA Funds for Special Education
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has extra money for special education services.
Publish Date: 2009-03-23 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Reasons Not for Special Education to Bill Your Private Insurance
Have you been asked to give written consent so that your school district can bill your private insurance company.
Publish Date: 2009-03-03 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Special Education Testing and Recommendations to Help Your Child
Do you have a child with autism or a learning disability that will be receiving special education testing from your school psychologist.
Publish Date: 2009-03-03 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Your Child's Behavior and Special Education
Has your child with learning disabilities developed behavior problems that you believe are related to their frustration with their education.
Publish Date: 2009-03-03 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Placement for Special Education Due Process Hearings
Did you know that IDEA 2004 states that a child has the right to a stay put placement until due process hearings are finished.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02 - Updated: 2014-03-14

What School Psychologists Need Include in Special Education Evaluations
Things that need to be included in special education evaluations and psychological reports to benefit your childs education.
Publish Date: 2009-03-01 - Updated: 2014-03-14

IQ Tests Special Education Verbal or Non-Verbal
By understanding the difference between verbal and non verbal IQ tests you will be able to ask for the IQ test that will appropriately measure your childs academic ability.
Publish Date: 2009-03-01 - Updated: 2018-05-06

Diagnosis of Disabilities and Special Education Eligibility
Do you have a young child that you think has autism or another disability and the school disagrees.
Publish Date: 2009-01-01 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Special Education Acronyms and Their Meanings
Glossary of special education acronyms including short definitions or meaning of each listed abbreviation for parents, therapists, and schools.
Publish Date: 2008-12-31 - Updated: 2020-04-04

Categories of Disability for Special Education Eligibility
Classifications of disability covered in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA.
Publish Date: 2008-12-31 - Updated: 2014-03-14

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