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High Bar Urged For Youth With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

High Bar Urged For Youth With Disabilities - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A new federal effort is encouraging young people with disabilities -- and those who come into contact with them -- to set high expectations. In a public service campaign that launched Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment is highlighting the experiences of seven Americans with varying disabilities who’ve excelled at work, sports and in life because of the support of others.
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Advocacy and role models can effectively change attitudes of society towards people with disability. This in its turn, can make teachers more positive about including children with disabilities in their classrooms.

 

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Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media

Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying.
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In the era of social media, it is critical that teachers are equipped with strategies to prevent cyberbullying which is an important way of excluding and marginalising some children.

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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The iPad made a transformation in John's learning demeanor. Where once his attitude blared, "I dare you to teach me!" now it screams, " Teach me more!

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Richard Branson: “I was dyslexic, I had no...” on Changemakrs.com

Richard Branson: “I was dyslexic, I had no...” on Changemakrs.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Click to see more... ("I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests.

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Can one believe that many children with dyslexia still struggle to be accepted and supported at schools?
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Personalize Learning

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Personalized Learning is the "umbrella" or the big picture of transforming teaching and learning. Schools and districts are confused about all the initiatives and how they fit with personalizing learning. Many of the initiatives and programs that are implemented in a school or district can contribute to personalized learning.

The term "Personalized Learning" is confusing. Personalized learning is all about the learner and starts with the learner. It is about the learner self-directing and driving their own learning. A teacher can flip the classroom, provide 1:1 mobile devices for each learner and this can still not be characterized as personalizing learning. If the class is still teacher-centered and learners have no voice and choice how they learn, it is not personalizing learning. If learners are using mobile devices with adaptive curriculum, the technology is personalizing learning for the learner. There is no stake in learning for the learner. Adaptive curriculum can support a personalized learning path, but it is not personalizing learning for the learner.


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Actors with Down Syndrome protagonists at the cinema - West

Actors with Down Syndrome protagonists at the cinema - West | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

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From Inclusive Education to an Inclusive Society, Keynote Address by Deputy Minister of Basic Education at the World Down Syndrome Congress

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5 Tools to Improve Teacher Performance in the Classroom > Eye On Education

5 Tools to Improve Teacher Performance in the Classroom > Eye On Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter Most, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great ...
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective ADHD Adults « Dr Hallowell

1.              Do what you’re good at.  Don’t spend too much time trying to get good at what you’re bad at.  You did enough of that in (RT @drhallowell: Seven Habits of Highly Effective #ADHD Adults: http://t.co/dyS9z3sZ...)...
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12 Things High School Students with ADHD Want Teachers to Know - ADHD

12 Things High School Students with ADHD Want Teachers to Know - ADHD | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This list has been compiled by teens with ADHD.
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Drugging Einstein, an article on ADD and Dyslexia by S Conde

Drugging Einstein, an article on ADD and Dyslexia by S Conde | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

What if ADD and dyslexia are not disabilities? ADD and dyslexia are not diseases, they are differences in the way the brain processes information and the parts of the brain used to process information. People with ADD and dyslexia are not sick, their brains just work differently. A psychiatrist explained it to me this way. The ADD brain is actually older, from an evolutionary standpoint, than the neuro-typical brain. When we were hunter gatherers the ADD brain was necessary for survival, noticing everything at once, hyper alert, able to zero in on and focus on a singular detail in the environment. When we moved as a species from hunting to agriculture, the executive functions of the brain began to evolve. Executive functions deal with planning, verbal reasoning, inhibition, etc. The linear thinking mind became a distinct advantage in planning crop planting times and rotations for example."


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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

 

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BE INSPIRED ... SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH ESPECIALLY IF ONE MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY HAS DYSLEXIA, LD, ADHD, OR AUTISM, ETC. I WONDER IF WE CAN ACTUALLY CUSTOMIZE EACH INDIVIDUAL SO-CALLED "NORMAL BRAINS" AND COME UP WITH "DIAGNOSE TERMS" LIKE THEM (dyslexia, dyspraxia, LD, ADHD, Autism, etc)  INSTEAD OF "NORMAL BRAIN".

 

Did anyone of you watch Temple Grandin's documentary film? Please do, it's inspirational and uplifting to know that a diagnosed autistic individual like Temple Grandin enabled her disadvantage as an advantage to be what she dreamed to be, now she is a great lecturer and speaker for those who she inspires in the world! She's amazing gifted woman indeed!

 

 


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Inspirational Ted Talk with Temple Grandin! Definitely a must see!

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THINKING DIFFERENT DOESN'T MEAN THAT A INDIVIDUAL CAN NOT LEAR IF THEY ARE TAUGHT AND ALLOWED TO LEARN IN THEIR WAY INSTEAD OF PLACING EACH INDIVIDUAL IN A BOX AND SAYING LEARN THIS WAY OR NOT AT ALL AND SO MANY LEARN NOT AT ALL WHILE SITTING IN THE SCHOOL SETTING AND BECAUSE OF THEIR BEING DIFFERENT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS LABEL THE CHILD WITH THE QUICKNESS WITH A LABEL THAT ALLOWS THEM TO EDUCATE THE STUDENT/CHILD AS THEY SEE FIT.  WHICH MEANS A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE TIME NOT AT ALL AND THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN GO FROM GRADE TO GRADE WITH NO VALID REASON FOR PROMOTION BUT ARE PROMOTED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL STATUS QUO IN GOOD STANDINGS BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE STUDENTS/CHILDREN WHEN THEY DROP-OUT OF SCHOOL OR GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRY TO GET A JOB AND REALIZE THEY CAN NOT EVEN READ LESS KNOWING FILL OUT THE JOB APPLICATION AND IT IS SAD BUT TRUE SOME OF THEM NEVER EVER LEARNED HOW TO WRIGHT THEIR FULL NAMES BUT ITS NOT BECAUSE THEY COULDNT LEARN BUT BECAUSE THEY LEARNED DIFFERENTLY AND THE SYSTEM GAVE THEM A FREE LUNCH PASS SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE THAT IS THE PRICE THEY PAID UNTIL THEY REALIZE THE TRUTH AND SEEK OUT HELP BUT THEIR ARE SO MANY THAT ARE SIMPLY ASHAMED FOR OTHERS TO KNOW AND THEY HAVE LEARNED HOW TO FAKE BEING EDUCATED FOR SO LONG AND IT WOULDNT SEEM PURPOSEFIUL TO SEEK HELP BECAUSE YOU CANT READ BUT YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA . NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE PAPER WISE THERE IS NO HARM IN LEARNING DIFFERENT AND NO MATTER YOUR AGE YOU CAN LEARN YOUR WAY ! DON'T EVER GIVE UP HOLD YOUR HEAD UP AND LEARN THE BEST WAY YOU CAN TO!

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All minds are important dont discriminate because no two people thinks exactly the same.

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Opportunities for People With Disabilities Improving - AllAfrica.com

Opportunities for People With Disabilities Improving - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
On 4 December International Day of Disabled People was celebrated when President Zuma visited Kanyamazane and Tenteleni Primary School with Mrs Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education. The school caters for 1 132 learners with and without disabilities from Grade 1 to 7. It is regarded as one of the best schools in the country offering inclusive education.
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Computer games to benefit children with cerebral palsy - ABC Adelaide - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Computer games to benefit children with cerebral palsy - ABC Adelaide - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Computer games aren't usually thought of by health practitioners for their health benefits, but thanks to developments recently completed by the Flinders University and the UniSA, they may become a prominent part of rehabilitation programs.
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The most important benefit of this initiative is the opportunities provided for socialisation and strengthening friendships.

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Blindheid keer nie sy 7 onderskeidings

Blindheid keer nie sy 7 onderskeidings | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"Dié voordeel van blind wees is dat jy nie mense op hul voorkoms kan takseer nie." "The benefit of being blind is that one cannot judge people on their appearance", says Zak Claassen who achieved 7 distinctions in the National Senior Certificate examination. He has distinctions in subjects such as Mathematics, Physical Science and Life Sciences. He would like to study Genetics but is not sure whether the University of Pretoria will be able to accommodate him as the subject requires some practica

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GT | Newsroom - Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

GT | Newsroom - Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.

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Always interested to hear how these might be used in a learning situation.

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Why Use AAC?

Why Use AAC? | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Do you work with colleagues and families who have concerns about using AAC? Get questions about whether AAC is really necessary? Overhear remarks about not wanting to “give up on speech?” So do we....

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Spectronics Team Presentations and Resources from Pathways 11 Conference November 2012 | The Spectronics Blog

Spectronics Team Presentations and Resources from Pathways 11 Conference November 2012 | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, Greg O’Connor and I attended the Pathways 11 Conference - the major biennial event focused on education and employment needs of people...

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CCBD Response to Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Council for Children with Behavior Disorders

CCBD Response to Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Council for Children with Behavior Disorders | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

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Here is the response of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Public transport a concern for people with disabilities | The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities

Minister Lulu Xingwana told the World Down Syndrome Congress in Cape Town that her department and the Department of Transport were in talks to come up with ways to address that challenges that people with disabilities face when it comes to using...
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Children with disabilities would be able to attend their local neighbourhood schools if public transport providers were willing to ensure accessible and safe transport...what is needed is a caring society.

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Reading Skills, Decoding Skills & Reading Concepts - Reading Horizons

Reading Skills, Decoding Skills & Reading Concepts - Reading Horizons | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Learn the core reading concepts taught by Reading Horizons. Learn reading skills & decoding strategies to help understand, pronounce and spell words.
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ESL Trail: Success Despite Dyslexia

ESL Trail: Success Despite Dyslexia | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Dyslexia has traditionally be defined as a difficulty learning to read regardless of intelligence, education, and motivation. Last month I had the opportunity to attend the International Dyslexia Association Conference in ...
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Special Education Tools for iPad

Special Education Tools for iPad | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Websites and apps designed for special education teachers and students (http://t.co/mnLCXl8j...)...
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” Well if you are dyslexic, it must be a really mild form of it…” Dyxlexia Awareness Week 2012

” Well if you are dyslexic, it must be a really mild form of it…” Dyxlexia Awareness Week 2012 | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
  During the summer I was sent a book for review; Forgotten Letters: An Anthology of Literature by Dyslexic Writers. When I first heard of this book my instant reaction was: what benefit is it to a...
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Teach them well - Mail & Guardian Online

Teach them well - Mail & Guardian Online | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Teach them well. If pupils are to learn from their misbehaviour they must be taught appropriate behavioural skills using the same instructional tools that teachers use in academic classes.
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