Magazine article District Administration

A Guide to Cutting-Edge Solutions for Special Education

Magazine article District Administration

A Guide to Cutting-Edge Solutions for Special Education

Article excerpt

SPECIAL EDUCATION IS AN INCREASINGLY PROMINENT ISSUE FOR K12 ADMINISTRATORS, as cash-strapped districts struggle to meet the legal requirements set out by IDEA to best serve the growing number of students with disabilities. About 1 in 6 students are now diagnosed with a developmental disability, according to a 2011 study in the journal Pediatrics--a 17 percent increase between 1997 and 2008. Prevalence of autism increased nearly 290 percent during that time, the study found.

Administrators must stay up-to-date on the latest tools and assistive technologies available to provide specially-designed instruction and services for special needs students. The current era of budget cuts, reduced staffing and larger class sizes may make staying on top of recent research and software even more difficult. But new resources from various special education organizations and the latest digital learning opportunities can open up a world of innovative possibilities for every district.

The District Administration "K12 Guide to Special Education Solutions and Services" offers access to organizations and businesses that are on the cutting-edge, with resources and products designed for this increasing student population. Included are advocacy groups that influence legislation, as well as companies that provide research-based instructional materials to aid teachers and students alike. These expert sources have worked with many districts to creatively solve problems and enhance educational opportunities for the most vulnerable students.

The information found here can assist your district's special education team with classroom management, math and reading curriculum, staff recruiting, and much more, to help all students reach their full academic potential.

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