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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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How Mobile Devices and Apps are Transforming Classroom Education

How Mobile Devices and Apps are Transforming Classroom Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
There are many advantages of using mobile devices and apps in the classroom. It allows for increased speed and ease of note-taking. It enables students to organize notes and materials more effectively and facilitates ...
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A teacher affects eternity - Mail & Guardian Online

A teacher affects eternity - Mail & Guardian Online | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Burns is a grade R to grade three remedial teacher at Boshof Combined School in Boshof, in the Free State. He discusses the topic of death with his young learners. A mother called to say thank you, because this experience had helped her daughter so much. The lesson for Burns is that the most significant effect of a teacher’s influence cannot be measured by assessments or marks. We will never really know where that effect ends. In the words of Henry Brooks Adams, “A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.”
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Deafness Shaped Beethoven's Music : Discovery News

Deafness Shaped Beethoven's Music : Discovery News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Beethoven's music changed throughout his life as he lost his hearing.
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Education Week: Rethinking Literacy:Reading in the Common-Core Era

Education Week: Rethinking Literacy:Reading in the Common-Core Era | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This special report focuses on the shifts in literacy instruction envisioned by the Common Core State Standards.
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Asperger’s Syndrome Dropped As Separate Condition From DSM-V

Asperger’s Syndrome Dropped As Separate Condition From DSM-V | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The American Psychiatric Association's board of trustees has approved the fifth edition of its influential diagnostic manual, dubbed DSM-5, the group announced Saturday.
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Actors with Down Syndrome protagonists at the cinema - West

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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

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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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This is a 20 minute video of Temple Grandin speaking. Interesting to hear the perspective of an adult with autism. 

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

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, August 26, 2015 1:04 PM

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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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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Education Department Trains Peace Activist - AllAfrica.com

Education Department Trains Peace Activist - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) in collaboration with Umtapo centre embarks on programmers that bring back ubuntu (humanity). This is a deliberately planned and sustained effort to nip in the bud all kinds of corruption, bullies' and substance abuse in schools and communities at large.

4 December 2012. press release.
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Rural pupils reap rewards - Mail & Guardian Online

Rural pupils reap rewards - Mail & Guardian Online | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Recently, Ramadiro decided to teach a grade three class in an underresourced, low-performing rural school for 18 months. This enabled him and his colleagues to create an ambitious but well-informed intervention programme, which the pupils and teachers at the school have come to call “magic classrooms”. Through this initiative, Ramadiro and his team have been able to redesign more than 70 classrooms, train and provide classroom support to more than a 100 teachers and source and create materials that work in overcrowded, bilingual classrooms using isiXhosa and English. In four years, there has been a phenomenal improvement in literacy and maths achievement among pupils and teachers’ self-confidence and effectiveness have increased. programme, which the pupils and teachers at the school have come to call magic classrooms
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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
It puts the rest of the world to shame....
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Teen With Autism Prevails In Mainstreaming Dispute - Disability Scoop

Teen With Autism Prevails In Mainstreaming Dispute - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old with autism will be allowed to attend his neighborhood middle school after waging an online protest against a school district plan to segregate him.
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