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Special Education

Special education (also known as special-needs education, aided education, exceptional education, special ed., SEN or SPED) is the practice of educating students in a way that provides accommodations that address their individual differences, disabilities, and special needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in their community which may not be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education. Special Education is separate from a 504 plan, as a 504 plan allows students with disabilities to participate in the general education classroom and special education services involve a special classroom (or a resource room) that has a class of students only with disabilities that receive special education services. Some students with an IEP go into a special classroom, and some students with an IEP can participate in general education classes with accommodations and/or modifications.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
96,375
Prior Five Years
21,845
Total Citations
Lifetime
941,017
Prior Five Years
75,777
Total Scholars
Lifetime
18,960
Prior Five Years
8,688

Institutional Rankings

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#1
United States
#1
United States
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United States
#2
United States
#3
United States
#3
United States
#4
United States
#4
Hong Kong
#5
United States
#5
United States
#6
United States
#6
Belgium
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
United States
#8
Netherlands
#9
United States
#9
United States
#10
Australia
#10
United States
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