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Latest Spectronics Online Video! Making Learning Accessible: Using the iPad to Support Students Who Struggle With Literacy | The Spectronics Blog

Latest Spectronics Online Video! Making Learning Accessible: Using the iPad to Support Students Who Struggle With Literacy | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! Making Learning Accessible: Using the iPad to Support Students Who Struggle With Literacy...


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Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education

Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A web space of the South African Department of Basic Education where educators, parents and education officials can share knowledge and best practice in the field of
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This is an interactive learning space which welcomes contributions from followers and encourages debate
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The Revised SEN Code of Practice has Arrived - Special Needs Jungle

The Revised SEN Code of Practice has Arrived - Special Needs Jungle | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
It’s somewhat more than fashionably late and let’s hope, as I said the other day, that the reason is because it has been carefully crafted to be so good that no one can raise a single objection. Branded by both … Keep Reading... →
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It would be wonderful if the SIAS Policy call for public comment could elicit 700 responses. That is proof of lively public engagement with government policy.

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New policy on Inclusive Education published for public comment - Department of Basic Education

New policy on Inclusive Education published for public comment - Department of Basic Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Call for public comments on the draft policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support, 2014. Written submissions must be sent to the Department of Basic Education by 2 May 2014.

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This policy aims at overhauling the way in which children are assessed for additional support. The main aim is to ensure that all children receive support in their local neighbourhood schools.

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Learning disabilities affect up to 10 percent of children

Learning disabilities affect up to 10 percent of children | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Up to 10 percent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom, according to a new review.

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Who would still be of the opinion that any teacher could do without knowledge and understanding of how to address diversity in the classroom?

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Getting to know cerebral palsy

Getting to know cerebral palsy | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

 

GETTING TO KNOW CEREBRAL PALSY: Working with parent groups – a training resource for facilitators, parents, caregivers, and persons with cerebral palsy. A free dowloadable manual developed by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability

 

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Very useful for rehabilitation workers, teachers and parents working in a variety of contexts. One can also join the community of practice to become art of the network

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Thematic Study on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Education

Thematic Study on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

An important new thematic study on inclusive education released during the 25th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

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An important new thematic study on Inclusive Education release

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CREATING ACCESSIBLE CURRICULUM FOR ALL Learners WITH ...

CREATING ACCESSIBLE CURRICULUM FOR ALL Learners WITH ... | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
I have worked throughout my career to advocate not only for special needs students but for any student who could benefit from differentiation. The following are two simple accommodations, tools and strategies that I have ...
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Teachers need so many examples and strategies to assist them to successfully implement curriculum differentiation. 

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Deaf children | Hi Hopes Early Intervention Programme

Deaf children | Hi Hopes Early Intervention Programme | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Centre for Deaf Studies at Wits University outreach for Deaf and hard of hearing children (INDEED! We support deaf babies 4 their future @PfP4SA: Let's be Proudly South African &do something about #Education.
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This is one of the most outstanding early intervention initiatives for Deaf children.

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An Open Letter to Textbook Publishers | Inside Higher Ed

An Open Letter to Textbook Publishers | Inside Higher Ed | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

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If publishers were to make textbooks available in e pub 3 format in line with the Marakesh agreement it would be so much faster to get textbooks in Braille and accessible format.

 

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Why aren’t all of you issuing all of your major textbooks in formats that are accessible to students with disabilities? 

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Colombia's road to revolution - TES News

Colombia's road to revolution in rural education has spread to many countries in Latin America introducing effective child centred education that reinvents everything: from the classroom climate and the methodology to the delivery of the curriculum and the teacher-training strategies.

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The pupils can explain to you what they are doing, how they are learning. The teacher is going from group to group, giving them feedback during the learning process,” Colbert says. “The teacher is spending more time with slow learners, asking questions. This is the role a teacher should play: an activator, facilitator, orientator – not just a teacher transmitting instructions.

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Suspensions Place Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Report Finds - Disability Scoop

Suspensions Place Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Report Finds - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

PA panel of national experts is calling out schools for suspending students with disabilities at disproportionately high rates.

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Current research shows that children with disabilities are suspended nearly twice as often as others. What’s more, the collaborative indicates that students from minority backgrounds and those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender are also at higher risk for suspension.

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MINISTRY CONSULTS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION - Times of Swaziland

MINISTRY CONSULTS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION - Times of Swaziland | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
MINISTRY CONSULTS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Times of Swaziland
MBABANE – The Ministry of Education and Training Special Education Needs Unit is conducting consultations with the aim of having a common understanding of Inclusive Education in the country.
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The SADC Region is actively moving towards a common vision for Inclusive Education.

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Help for Struggling Readers: Literacy Games for ALL Kinds of ...

Help for Struggling Readers: Literacy Games for ALL Kinds of ... | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Literacy Games for ADHD Reading Games---from PrimaryGames. Play a variety of free online literacy games for kids with a vast collection of learning games for Grades 1-8. http://www.primarygames.com/reading.php. Reading Games---from PBS ...

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Useful resource for teachers and parents.

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Accessible publishing guide

Accessible publishing guide | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

This resource was conceived and created by @alistairm of Jisc TechDis to support the Publisher Accessibility Action Group's presentations at the 2014 London Bookfair. 


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A useful guide for publishers on how to go about making publications accessible for people with print disabilities in line with the Marakesh agreement.

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A useful interactive guide asking:

 

Why does it matter?

What is accessibility?

Where can I find out more?

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How do you get all the key accessibility messages you want publishers to have in a mobilephone-friendly way? This worked..

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Electronic Braille technology will make learning much easier for the blind - YouTube

Electronic braille technology has made it possible for a visually impaired grade 9 pupil from the Western Cape to attend a public school. 14 year old Pieter ...
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A new era has commenced for learners with visual impairment. With schools that are welcoming and supportive together with assistive technology everyone can attend their local neighbourhood schools.
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Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - CBS News

Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - CBS News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate (Apps...
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Schools that go the iPad route must ensure that teachers are trained to integrate technology ino their lessons
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Comment on Eight Inclusion Mistakes Even Good Educators Make by Terry M Sengwe

Comment on Eight Inclusion Mistakes Even Good Educators Make by Terry M Sengwe | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
I think we must try to see the person first before the disability by so doing we are likely to boost the self-esteem of persons with disabilities the identity first language I feel its derogatory because it subscribes to the charity model where...
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Title: Young Voices - young people's view on inclusive education part 1

Part 1 in a unique 14 minute long documentary on what young people them selves think about inclusion and exclusion in school. Here represented by young disab...
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Inspiring dvd about inclusive education in Uganda and Tanzania Produced by the Atlas Alliance.

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8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have - Infographic

8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have -  Infographic | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
eLearning designers can use The 8 Types of Learning Events Infographic to describe any point in the development of learning activities.

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All these are completely relevant to the current Scratch programming class I am teaching online. Glad I instinctively incorporated each element into the class!

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8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have - Infographic
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International Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusive Education

International Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

In light of new theories of multiculturalism and globalization, this insightful book compares approaches to the educational inclusion of diverse minorities such as the ethnic and linguistic minorities in America. Drawing on their extensive experience, the contributors examine: accounts from cross-cultural cognitive psychology on the special interests and educational needs of certain ethnic groupsresearch on social class divisions, neighbourhood poverty and school exclusions in Britaineducational developments for inclusion of minorities in Europe, Greece and Eastern EuropeIndia's educational policies surrounding its struggle to achieve 'education for all' in a nation at the threshold of economic prosperity.

 

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Feds Double Down On Developmental Screening - Disability Scoop

Feds Double Down On Developmental Screening - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

” With a new initiative, the Obama administration is looking to expand developmental and behavioral screening for children across the country.This screening initiative will help identify warning signs early so that more children get the support they need as soon as possible.”

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One can only hope that this would result in early intervention and support and not in labelling of children.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A number of sites which can be used by teachers to make the web and text accessible to learners with print disabilities.

 


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Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 37th Meeting, 25th Regular Session Human Rights Council

Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 37th Meeting, 25th Regular Session Human Rights Council | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities A/HRC/25/29,
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Panellists from a number of continents share ideas on how to effectively implement Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a variety of contexts.

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Interactive debate on Inclusive Education. What can be learnt from the experiences in several countries across the globe.

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Intel inks education deal with South Africa govt - Telecompaper (subscription)

Intel inks education deal with South Africa govt - Telecompaper (subscription) | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Intel inks education deal with South Africa govt
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Intel South Africa has signed a MoU with the Department of Communication (DOC) to support local education programmes.
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The Intel Teach Program has been helping educators around the world integrate technology into classrooms, in order to engage learners in their studies and empower them with the critical skills they will require to succeed within the global economy. To date the program has trained more than 10 million teachers in more than 70 countries. One would like to assume that the programme will include schools that include learners with disabilities.

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Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education

Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Even as President Barack Obama called for virtually no change to special education spending in his budget proposal, members of Congress are looking to fully fund the program.
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All systems find it unattainable to fund parallel special and ordinary education systems at an appropriate level. If this is a problem for the US it is all the more true for South Africa.

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I Have Autism and am Artistic | Blog | Autism Speaks

I Have Autism and am Artistic | Blog | Autism Speaks | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
() This guest post is from Jeremy Sicile-Kira, an adult on the autism spectrum. His blog is part of an ongoing series on our site called "In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum," which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism.

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We need to look with new eyes at the immense potential of people living on the spectrum and what they have to contribute to our world!

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