Rarely are there specific lesson plans for special education.
Teachers take existing lesson plans and provide either accommodations or modifications to enable the student with special education to have optimum success.
He still struggled with his behavior, but over the next two years, she explained, "he played instruments in our concerts, joined the choir, had several solos, was in the musical. [He] gave his heart and soul to music and continued to compose and mix music at home.
He told his mother that whenever he was having a bad day, he would 'go into his music' and there he would find peace and calm." This story illustrates how important it is to find out as much as possible about the strengths and abilities of students with special needs.
A student that might, for example, have a low reading level might be given remediation on a one on one basis, phonic instruction and practice reading text aloud.
Any teacher with a bachelors degree in education can join a course on Special Education.
A small percentage of these special education teachers work with students with mental retardation or autism and primarily teach them life skills and basic competency.