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Placement characteristics

This chapter provides a brief summary of typical educational settings for students who are emotionally disturbed, necessary staffing parameters and skills, successful classroom characteristics, and appropriate program characteristics for effective ED placements. Read More

Special Education Law: understanding the importance of documentation

If a school incident or intervention is not properly documented, then it becomes difficult to prove that it happened. Read this excerpt from Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law to learn about the different types of documentation as well as the basic principles of the laws and regulations regarding documentation. Then practice what you’ve learned with a “how would you rule” exercise. Read More

Implementing Peer Supports in the Classroom

This brief chapter excerpt from Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students' Social Lives and Learning focuses on supporting students with and without disabilities as they work together within the context of peer support arrangements. Read More

Teaching adolescent English language learners

English language learners (ELLs) tend to show even lower scores on standardized tests, and the achievement gaps between students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds remain significant. This chapter excerpt explores the stages of second-language acquisition and provides strategies for teaching EELs. Read More