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Technology to support deaf people

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You need to register (for free) to get to this page and the downloads but there's a good range of useful pointers. The link to the Technology Impact report 2012 is very useful. Organised by

alerting devices phones entertainment radio aids
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15 Studied Effects of Classical Music on Your Brain

15 Studied Effects of Classical Music on Your Brain | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Classical music, whether you love it or hate it, has been a powerful cultural force for centuries. While it no longer dominates the music scene, the argument for continued appreciation of the genre goes far beyond pure aural aesthetics. Classical music has been lauded for its ability to do everything from improve intelligence to reduce stress, and despite some exaggeration of its benefits, science shows us that it actually does have a marked effect on the brain in a number of positive ways.


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How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function

How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional impairments arise: Social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and producing the right amount of myelin, the fatty 'insulation' on nerve fibers that helps them transmit long-distance messages within the brain."

 


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Disabled children in school, too many difficulties. Why? - West

Disabled children in school, too many difficulties. Why? - West | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Why is integration of disabled people at school still an objective to be achieved in Italy, where there is one of the most advanced laws in Europe on disabilities? This flop is even more surprising if you think that the number of pupils with disabilities in Italian schools has increased by 56 percent over the last 10 years. In the school year 2011/2012, they were about 200 thousand, mainly – about 75 thousand – in primary schools and the others divided between nursery, middle and high schools.

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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help students with disabilities, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, are just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.


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Demand for disability services increasing - The Australian

Pro Bono AustraliaDemand for disability services increasingThe AustralianA report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Friday showed governments spent $6.2 billion on services under the existing National Disability...
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Donate to help people with disability living in poverty | CBM International

Donate to help people with disability living in poverty | CBM International | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Help CBM in its mission to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world...
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Ten Tips for Classroom Management

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Learn how to improve student engagement and build a positive climate for learning and discipline for grades K-12.
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Secular, inclusive education - Winnipeg Free Press

Secular, inclusive education - Winnipeg Free Press | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Ontario province doesn't have gay equity policy, it has equity policy that promotes acceptance of all types of diversity -- physical, ethnic, sexual and spiritual. It's all contained in Ontario's new anti-bullying legislation, a progressive if imperfect attempt at making schools a welcoming and secure environment for all children. A father wants to be allowed to have his kids removed from class whenever issues involving sexuality and family come up. What's next? Someone doesn't want his kids exposed to learning about different world religions, say Islam? Someone doesn't want her kids to learn about diverse ethnicity -- excused? Another parent doesn't want his kids learning about Wiccans, or Harry Potter for that matter?
Ontario's public-school curriculum and programming is designed, as it must be, to err on the side of inclusivity and respectful secularism. And based on public reaction to Tourloukis's actions, that's a view widely if not universally embraced.
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Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results - Mail & Guardian Online

Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results - Mail & Guardian Online | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test resultsMail & Guardian OnlineThird, there is a demand for greater accountability in the education sector, which has led to the introduction of achievement targets, benchmarking, indicators...
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The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All? | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Things were so simple before. If a student was struggling in your classroom…there obviously was something wrong with them. Not your teaching methods (or curriculum for that matter). Things are not so simple anymore…nor were they ever…really.
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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life.

 

But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop.


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A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children

A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
My daughter was one of tens of thousands of students isolated or restrained by teachers.
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This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better

This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

This is one of those developments that make you love technology and how it can truly benefit education. There's a free open font now available that may actually help dyslexic people read better. Whether it's true or not, this idea is incredible."

A font that may make more students successful...and it is free! In late June I posted an article that spoke about this font. If you search for the term dyslexic you will find additional information about this font and dyslexia.


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Games to Sharpen the Brain-Wall Street Journal

Games to Sharpen the Brain-Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

If two start-ups have their way, video games might cure more than just boredom. They could also be used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Akili Interactive Labs Inc. of Boston, formed by start-up-creating firm PureTech Ventures, and San Francisco company Brain Plasticity Inc. are seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a videogame treatment they hope clinicians will turn to before prescribing medicines for ADHD.


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Obama and Romney Education Advisors to Debate | Truth in ...

Obama and Romney Education Advisors to Debate | Truth in ... | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Edweek announced a debate taking place on October 15th. Be sure to register to watch. The information is below: Exclusive Live Webcast Hosted by Education Week on edweek.org. Teachers College, Columbia University, ...
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Inclusive Education - Education Watch

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Teaching to Diversity. The three block programme on universal design for learning

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2012 - 2013 Inclusive Education Webinar Series (NEW!) | Community Living Ontario

2012 - 2013 Inclusive Education Webinar Series (NEW!) | Community Living Ontario | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 2012-13 Inclusive Education webinar series hosted by Community Living Ontario’s Community Inclusion Initiative. In this series we will showcase the perspectives of Inclusive Education from the conversations and work at the international level through to the strategies being used by teachers, families’ and students in the classroom.
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Inclusion Made Easy | CBM International

Inclusion Made Easy | CBM International | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A guide for programme staff in international development organisations on how to ensure programmes are disability inclusive...
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Children | a research/policy nexus

PAN:Children Portal is an online knowledge-hub complemented by dialogue and capacity building activities. We seek to provide timely and up-to-date information on child rights and equity. A partnership between the HSRC and UNICEF, this platform aims to provide a consolidated digital repository on the situation of children in South Africa. Please see the “About Us” page for further information.

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School gates closed for disabled children - West

School gates closed for disabled children - West | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In Moldova from 2010 to 2011 only one-fifth of children with disabilities went to school. Of 15,321, only 3148 received an instruction of any kind. Amnesty International stresses the urgent need to make changes to the law on guarantees of equality and anti-discrimination, entering into force from January 10, 2013,
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Inclusive Education for the disabled: A Myth in India? - Hill Post

Inclusive Education for the disabled: A Myth in India? - Hill Post | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
17 years since the promulgation of the Persons with Disability Act in 1995 which demanded that children with disabilities be given an equal opportunity to join and pursue studies in mainstream educational institutes, statistics note that 9/10th of disabled children in India still find themselves excluded. Putting this into perspective means that 90% of the estimated 40 million children with disabilities in India are unable to pursue even primary education. The root cause of the problem is multifarious.
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As in South Africa, legislation and policies do not gaurantee inclusive education for children with disabilities.
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Getting started with Key Word Sign | The Spectronics Blog

Getting started with Key Word Sign | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The “little red book” is now available! For those of us who support people’s comprehension and expression through the use of Key Word Sign, this newly available resource, “Getting...
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Introduction - Inclusive Learning Design Handbook | Education Technology Today

Introduction - Inclusive Learning Design Handbook | Education Technology Today | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a...
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Forget disability, we are concentrating on ability - Faces of Spina Bifida

Forget disability, we are concentrating on ability - Faces of Spina Bifida | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Derry Journal | Original Link by Andrew Quinn Derry, UK —The eyes of the world have been transfixed on the Paralympic Games in London for the last few weeks but ...
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