Improving Special Education Instruction with Software

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New report helps special education teachers provide effective individualized instruction.

Merit Software has released a new report with detailed tips and suggestions aimed at helping special education teachers provide individualized and effective learning programs for exceptional students. The "57 Surefire Ways for Special Education Teachers to Improve Student Skills" draws on Merit's extensive experience in crafting educational software that engages students in learning core reading, writing and math skills.

The Top 57 Tips report was created in response to the difficulties that special education teachers and students face. Teachers of students with learning disabilities frequently find themselves challenged. They often work with students from a variety of backgrounds with very different needs and abilities.

Students with learning disabilities need to improve their skills in reading, writing and math to succeed on tests and in the classroom. Yet many students struggle with schoolwork. Some fail to improve their skills because of their learning disability and end up stuck.

The suggestions in Merit's learning disabilities report can be implemented along with a Merit Software intervention or used separately in any special education curriculum.

Merit programs help special needs students by scaffolding the learning process, providing context-sensitive feedback, and continuously reinforcing knowledge as students work through lessons at their own pace. The software is intuitive, easy to use, and requires minimal training. Merit's teacher management system allows instructors to follow students' progress and intervene when a student is having trouble.

Hundreds of teachers have reported Merit's effectiveness in helping them teach basic skills in classroom and lab settings. They have used Merit to fulfill curricular goals, build critical-thinking skills, boost test scores, and save time.

The "57 Surefire Ways for Special Education Teachers to Improve Student Skills" can be downloaded at: http://top57tips.meritsoftware.com.

Further information about Merit Software can be found at: http://meritsoftware.com.

About Merit Software:

Since 1983, Merit Software has been producing educational software that addresses the core competencies that students require to succeed. The emphasis is on strengthening students' ability to read, analyze data and communicate their ideas. Merit Software's programs are known throughout the industry for providing context-sensitive tutorials for students and convenient record management features to aid teachers, tutors and parents. Visit http://meritsoftware.com to examine the company's library of educational applications currently being used in thousands of educational facilities worldwide.

Merit's educational software has been the subject of rigorous, independent, scientific-based research. These studies have concluded that Merit's software provides an effective supplement to everyday instruction. Research findings are available on http://meritsoftware.com/research.

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