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Top Articles of 2012

By December 27, 2012

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Top 12Yesterday, I ran down the top blog posts of the year. Today, we move on to the articles that most attracted your attention -- the shiny new ones that caught your eye and the old standards that continued to help out.

Top 12 New Articles of 2012

Of all the new articles I wrote for this site in 2012, these are the ones that got the most readers. Among the big topics of interest: the R-Word, the Readers' Choice Awards, the Paralympics, and questionable inclusion. How many of these did you read?

  1. 225 Substitutes for the R-Word
  2. 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners
  3. Before You Send Your Child to School Wearing a Wire
  4. 2012 Summer Paralympics
  5. 25 Signs Your Child's Classroom Is Not Really So Inclusive
  6. What Is the R-Word?
  7. 2012 Readers' Choice Finalists for Favorite New Special-Needs Children's Book
  8. 2012 Readers' Choice Finalists for Favorite Special-Needs App
  9. 2012 Readers' Choice Finalists for Favorite Special-Needs Online Community
  10. 25 Signs Your Child's School Is Really Practicing Inclusion
  11. What Kind of IEP Advocate Are You?
  12. 2012 Readers' Choice Finalists for Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book

Other oft-viewed new articles included ones on the Readers' Choice Awards Favorite Special-Needs Blog finalists, ideas for adapting sports for inclusion, January's sites of the day, and recognizing a "whatever works" situation.

Top 12 Articles of 2012

Again this year, 504 plans were of major interest to readers here, along with behavior plans, iTunes accounts, book covers, and boredom busters. Not sure what that very short glossary definition of ADD is doing so close to the top, though.

  1. 504 FAQ
  2. What Is ADD?
  3. Sample 504 Plans
  4. What Are "Special Needs"?
  5. Set Up a Free iTunes Account Without Credit Card, Gift Card or Allowance
  6. Write Your Own Behavior Plan
  7. 101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
  8. Make a Paper-Bag Book Cover: Illustrated Step-by-Step
  9. How to Make a Paper-Bag Book Cover
  10. Use Tea Tree Oil to Foil Head Lice
  11. Set Up an E-mail Account for Your Child That You Can Monitor
  12. What Is a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

Other older articles that remained popular this year included ones on starting an iTunes account with a gift card, stopping school behavior problems before they start, answering IEP questions, and finding fun things to do.

For more of the tops of 2012, follow my blog posts here over the next week, and keep an eye on my month-by-month tallies taking shape at 2012 in Review. It's still just January through March, but April and May should be popping up in the next 24 hours or so.

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