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March 16, 2019
Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves | LA County Special Education

Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves

As a parent of a special needs child, you probably have years of experience advocating for your child. You have worked for years to get the […]
March 7, 2019
What Is an Independent Evaluation | LA County Special Education Plans

What Is an Independent Evaluation

Before your child can qualify for special education services or an IEP at school, he or she will have to be evaluated by the school district. […]
February 28, 2019
Tips for Getting the Special Services You Need | LA County Education

Tips for Getting the Special Services You Need

Special education students are required by law to be provided with special services that will best help them to obtain an appropriate education in the least […]
February 25, 2019
Close Progress Monitoring Equals Better Success | LA County Education

Close Progress Monitoring Equals Better Success

With so much constantly going on with your special needs child, it can be tempting to want to take more of a hands-off approach when it […]

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January 18, 2019
Play in the Classroom | Los Angeles County Special Education Plan

Play in the Classroom

It can be tempting for parents and teachers to think of classrooms only as being places where learning should take place. Therefore, teachers ensure that every […]
December 31, 2018
Inclusion Outside the Classroom | Los Angeles Special Education Plan

Inclusion Outside the Classroom

When parents hear the word “inclusion,” they most frequently think of classroom settings where both special education students and their peers are included. However, inclusion is […]
December 21, 2018
How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look | Los Angeles Special Education

How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look

An inclusive classroom is one that includes both special education students as well as their peers who do not need special help. Research has shown that […]
December 10, 2018
Skills Special Needs Students Need to Succeed | Los Angeles Special Education

Skills Special Needs Students Need to Succeed

Special needs students are often faced with greater challenges than their peers in general classrooms are. They are often asked to perform at much the same […]
November 26, 2018
Does Your Child Need More Breaks? | Los Angeles Special Education

Does Your Child Need More Breaks?

Regular breaks are a part of any good school day. However, while some children seem to take advantage of this process by taking bathroom breaks every […]
November 19, 2018
Visual Learning for Special Education Students | Los Angeles IEP

Visual Learning for Special Education Students

There are three major ways that most people learn. Some learn by reading, some learn by doing and others learn by watching. Visual learning supports can […]
October 11, 2018
Can Fidget Devices Help Attention and Scores in School? | Los Angeles Special Education

Can Fidget Devices Help Attention and Scores in School?

Fidget devices and such popular tools as spinners have gained plenty of press time lately as they suddenly became incredibly popular among students of all ages. […]
September 18, 2018
Special Education Resources for Social Skills | Los Angeles Special Education

Special Education Resources for Social Skills

Some special needs children struggle to develop good social skills that allow them to interact well with their peers. Not only do social skills help these […]
July 20, 2018
Boosting Summer Learning at Home | Los Angeles Special Education

Boosting Summer Learning at Home

Nearly every parent has experienced seeing a child lose vital educational knowledge over the summer, and this can be even more pronounced for special education students. […]
April 6, 2018
Music Therapy in Special Education | Los Angeles Special Education

Music Therapy in Special Education

Ask any audiophile, and you will quickly discover that music is very powerful. Not only can it impact one’s mind and mood, but also it can […]