What makes Special Education special?
The Kids!!!

We are not all the same; we do not all have the same kinds of minds; education works most effectively for most individuals if these differences are taken into account rather than denied or ignored.

"Reflections on Multiple Intelligences" (Gardner, 1995)

In Special Education we teach students through direct instructional activities or learning experiences that are designed primarily for students who have been identified as having exceptionalities in one or more aspects of the cognitive process or as being underachiervers in relation to their overall abilities. These services are usually directed to students with physical, emotional or cognitive learning disabilities. We work one-on-one or in small groups, to help ensure that each student is being taught at his or her instructional level and is making adequate progress throughout the year.