Special Education

5 Ways to Use Technology in the Special Education Classroom

By The Room 241 Team October 2, 2012

The ever changing world of technology has not overlooked the education system. New forms of technology find their way into our schools everyday. Whether using an Ipad, an Android tablet, a laptop or an interactive handheld game unit, there are many forms of technology that can be used to advance educational lessons. Technology for educational… Read More

5 Benefits of Working in Special Education

By The Room 241 Team September 29, 2012

Working in special education is a job that requires a lot of skill, patience and training, but can be one of the most rewarding jobs for the right type of person. Specifically, special education applies to both children and adults who have varying degrees of learning disabilities and require special attention by teachers and advisors. There are a number… Read More

Past, Present, and Future of Special Education

By The Room 241 Team September 27, 2012

The term “special education” refers to instructional content, delivery, equipment and methods specifically geared toward students who have one or more special needs. These needs can vary from physical, cognitive or mental disabilities to developmental disorders and learning disabilities. The special education process ensures that children with disabilities have a better chance to succeed and… Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies for Special Education

By The Room 241 Team September 12, 2012

This post has been updated as of December 2017. Looking for effective teaching strategies for your special education classroom? These quick suggestions should come in handy for teachers working with special-needs students who pose certain challenges. Working with short attention spans Set clear expectations for all students. Break assignments into smaller pieces to work on… Read More

Behavioral health therapy and counseling is one of the fastest-growing medical sectors in the 21st century. It’s challenging work because many people need help with changing their patterns of behavior. Schools, in particular, are grappling with the psychosocial needs of their students. If somebody’s behavior poses a danger to themselves or other people, effective change… Read More

9 iPad Apps for the Special Education Classroom

By The Room 241 Team May 17, 2012

Innovation is the mark of a good teacher — no matter the class or subject. However, special education teachers often find themselves in need of exciting, innovative techniques for their classrooms. Thanks to technology, those innovations are now often no more than a tap away. The following are just a few of the many iPad… Read More