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How much are mobile educational apps effective for earliest learners?

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As mobile devices have started spreading over anywhere and everywhere with time, with every update on these devices, they are making them a bigger necessity in our daily lives. These devices have been updated to a point where you can find everything you need in form of apps. Ordering food, playing games, booking cabs on the go, health management, shopping, work and even education. According to reports from Global Digital Users 2018, the percentage ratio of Mobile/ smartphone users and tablet users only in the U.S. are as respective Mobile /Smartphone- 85% Tablet-57% Speaking of education, it is undeniable that…

Special Education and the Importance of Collaboration

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Collaboration means working with an individual or a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Its importance is most visible in education. Every day, teachers work together with their peers, school counselors, and other staff for the success of each student. And when it comes to special education, collaboration becomes the single most important thing for a teacher. A teacher for special education has to collaborate with school administrators, general education teachers, school therapists, psychologists, and parents and guardians. Students with mild disability have now been included in regular classroom teaching, according to the provisions of the Individuals with…

Learning in a Special Education Environment

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Any child that has a need for guided education whether it is because of a mental or physical disability deserves to have the same chance in life and school as other children. Sometimes when a parent knows their child needs regulated special guidance on education, they don’t want their child to be singled out. They don’t want to have to have special arrangements. They want their child to be given attention without losing the same equality as other students. Learning in a regulated special guidance on education is often required. It is design though not to restrict the children, but…

An Inside Look at the Special Education Profession

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Special education professionals work to promote students’ overall behavioral, social and academic growth. Special education professionals aide students in developing socially appropriate behavior within their family, school and community. Teachers of special education help students become more confident in their social interactions. Special education professionals administer activities that build students’ life skills. What Does the Job Entail? Are you interested in helping others? Can you handle and care for people who learn differently and have other behavioral problems? Do you want to make a difference in a young child’s life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then…

Is There Still A Shortage of Special Education Teachers?

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Today, I am a Special Education teacher. However, I can still remember when I was young and back in graduate school matriculated in the social studies teaching program. Since I wanted to be a History teacher, not a Special Education teacher, it’s kind of funny that all these years later I am teaching Special Education. How did this happen? Well, the same way it happened for some others too I guess… I had friends who were Special Education teachers and also a few who were enrolled in Special Education teacher-preparation programs who talked me into giving it a try. They…

Parents, Teachers, and Special Education

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At a time when budget cuts are commonplace, staff shortage, larger class size, and understanding the laws governing special education in the US, is imperative to build an inclusive learning environment for all students, from those with learning and physical disabilities, to the exceptionally gifted ones, as well as all children in between. The National Center for Education Statistics’ numbers reveal that about 70 percent of students go to elementary and middle school. The number of children with special education needs is also on the rise. With the focus on inclusive classrooms, both parents and teachers have to understand the…