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Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supports a gay-straight alliance, uses LGBT-inclusive texts or learning materials or supports LGBT...
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Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Database Tutorials for screenreaders

Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Database Tutorials for screenreaders | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A great way to get started on Microsoft Office using JAWS screenreader - all free tutorials.


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The Special Education Problems We Aren't Solving - New York Times

The Special Education Problems We Aren't Solving - New York Times | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Like most schools in New York City, we have been moving rapidly toward inclusion — moving children from more restrictive settings (smaller classes, less movement) to less restrictive ones.

 

There’s a lot to criticize about the way special education works in this enormous system. It is cloudy and incongruous, difficult to define, and difficult to find any universal truths when you talk about it. I see its deficiencies with much clarity, because I see the way that it fails my students, year after year.cent of the students are classified as special education.
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About : Tourette Syndrome "Plus" – Leslie E. Packer, PhD

About : Tourette Syndrome "Plus" – Leslie E. Packer, PhD | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

If your reading about Tourette Syndrome and there is no 'PLUS" associated with it, then your NOT reading about what TS is REALLY all about. OnBehalfOfMyMinorSon http://www.4brycesbattle.org

Disorders

Use the menu below to get to the disorder or condition you want to learn more about.

The “rule of thumb” is that if the child has one disorder, they probably have symptoms of at least one other disorder as well.  Knowing what else to look for or be curious about is helpful, particularly since it may not be the individual’s diagnosed condition that poses their major challenge to successful functioning but the associated or co-morbid conditions that no one ever diagnosed or mentioned to you.  Keep in mind that different disorders emerge at different ages, and a child who has one diagnosis at age 5 may develop symptoms of other disorders in subsequent years or in adolescence.

 

Leslie E Packer Ph.D,  coined phrase/word "PLUS"  

 

ASSOCIATED DISORDERS- AKA- COMORBIDITIES

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/executive-dysfunction/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/mood-disorders-depression-and-bipolar-disorder/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/p-a-n-d-a-s/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/anxiety-disorders/

 

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/autism-spectrum-disorder/

 

One Behalf Of My Minor-Son Bryce, http://www.4brycesbattle.org

 

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CDC Features - Fragile X Syndrome: One Mother's Story

CDC Features - Fragile X Syndrome: One Mother's Story | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
July 22nd is Fragile X Awareness Day. Read one mother's story and find out more about fragile X syndrome. (July 22 is Fragile X Awareness Day.
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Children with Disabilities Four Times as Likely to Experience Violence

Children with Disabilities Four Times as Likely to Experience Violence | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A new report finds that children with disabilities are at about four times the risk of becoming victims of violence compared with children who don't have disabilities. The authors said that while it's been the belief that children with disabilities are at greater risk of violence, this study is the first to quantify the prevalence and magnitude of that risk.

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Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics?

Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics? | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"The causes of dyslexia—the disorder that makes reading excruciatingly difficult for about one in twenty school-aged children—have remained frustratingly elusive, as has anything resembling a cure. Training programs for dyslexics have proven effective at improving certain parts of the reading process, such as phonological awareness and auditory perception.

Once these skills have been brought up to speed, however, there still remains what one group of researchers calls a “vicious circle”: the most effective way to get better at reading is to read more. So scientists have turned their attention to a new question: Are there ways to make reading easier for dyslexics?"


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Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons

Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"As a dyslexic specialist and someone who knows a great deal about teaching children with dyslexia, I see on a daily basis the struggles these students face in the mainstream classroom. What can be written in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) varies from state to state, and, often, dyslexia is not even addressed. Sometimes, if you approach it as a reading disability or a processing disorder, the schools may be more willing to work with you. You have the right as parents to discuss with your children's teachers certain accommodations that will help your children perform better and allow them to measure a more-accurate assessment of their knowledge and intelligence. You may take this list in to your children's schools and/or teachers and discuss with them what they would be willing to do to help your children."


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Improving the understanding of dyslexia and how technology can help, with both condition and practice.

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SpeEdChange: The Freedom Stick - be ready for Universal Design next academic year

SpeEdChange: The Freedom Stick - be ready for Universal Design next academic year | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a tool that you can put in the hands of your students that will provide them with tools to help them learn? If so, check out The Freedom Stick. A free downloadable package of software that comes to you from Michigan's Integrated Technology Support. For information and links to many other resources check out this post!


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Include special education in teaching courses: AIISH - The Hindu

Include special education in teaching courses: AIISH - The Hindu | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Department of Special Education of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore, has recommended to the State government that a component of special education be included in the syllabus for B.Ed. courses in Mysore University. This will ensure that teachers would also be equipped with skills to teach special-needs students, said institute head Prema Rao on Saturday.

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News-2-You

News-2-You | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A symbol support newspaper service - real potential for supporting people with literacy needs who want age appropriate reading materials. It's a paid for subscription but currently offering free trial. Supported by Inclusive Technology.


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Edward Ndopu | Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans

Edward Ndopu | Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
As a teenager attending Johannesburg’s African Leadership Academy, Ndopu founded the Global Strategy on Inclusive Education. Having battled to attend a mainstream school that could accommodate his needs, he has used the organisation to campaign for the educational rights of children with disabilities and has become an internationally renowned thought leader and activist for people with special needs.
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Online Resources for Mathematics Part 1

Online Resources for Mathematics Part 1 | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

By Dr. David Sousa: "In my last post I alluded to online resources for mathematics. I felt it would be a good time to list several websites that I find useful in teaching mathematics....


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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

5 Things Every Teacher Should Know | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Adhd

dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Adhd - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD. Information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and dysgraphia, through online videos, resources, and forum.
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Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time | Education News

Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time | Education News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

In 1915, famed educator John Dewey wrote a book entitled Schools of Tomorrow in which he complained that the conventional public school “is arranged to make things easy for the teacher who wishes quick and tangible results.”[i] Rather than fostering personal growth, he argued that “the ordinary school impressed the little one into a narrow area, into a melancholy silence, into a forced attitude of mind and body.”[ii]


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Innovative high-tech gloves translates sign language into complete spoken words | Language Translation

Innovative high-tech gloves translates sign language into complete spoken words | Language Translation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Prize-winning device may eventually have the potential to help hundreds of millions of hearing-impaired people around the world.
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TASH Releases Two New Resources on Inclusive Education

TASH Releases Two New Resources on Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
TASH has created two new resources on inclusive education for students with significant disabilities. These documents are intended to answer common questions about inclusive education, as well as dispel prevailing myths about including students with significant disabilities
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Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the great privilege to attend the Universal Design for Learning Institute at Harvard. I must admit that, prior to this conference, I knew little about UDL. It's about maximizing learning for all students
it’s a proactive, rather than reactive approach (preparing for the needs of different types of learners when designing your curriculum, rather than changing your curriculum as you go along)
it’s what good teachers do, whether they are aware of it or not.
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The Impact of Language On Learning Multiplication

The Impact of Language On Learning Multiplication | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Dr. David Sousa: "If memorizing arithmetic tables is so difficult, how does our brain eventually manage to do it? One of our strongest innate talents is the ability to acquire spoken language. We have specific brain regions in the frontal and temporal lobes that specialize in handling language. Faced with the challenge of memorizing arithmetic facts, our brain responds by recording them in verbal memory, a sizable and durable part of our language processing system. Most of us can still recall items in our verbal memory, such as poems and songs, that we learned many years ago."


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Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

The aim is to ensure that written material takes into account the visual stress experienced by some dyslexic people, and to facilitate ease of reading.
Adopting best practice for dyslexic readers has the advantage of making documents easier on the eye for everyone.


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Introduction to Conversational English Online Course

Introduction to Conversational English Online Course | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Free Online Courses: Introduction to Conversational English... with video and audio. Useful for people whose inclusion needs would be supported by better understanding of English. 


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Mastering a second language remains a challenge for South African children with learning difficulties. Schools should explore all the possible ways to support them to learn English.
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Special Education Overhaul Brings New Concerns About Students' Programs – SchoolBook

Special Education Overhaul Brings New Concerns About Students' Programs – SchoolBook | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In September, most students with disabilities will be able to attend their neighborhood school. This means schools will have to follow the student's individualized education program, or I.E.P.
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An IEP should never involve such an administrative burden for teachers that they avoid identifying learners who need support. Through well planned differentiated teaching learners can receive all the support they need.
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Landmark research study shows targeted intervention improves the reading and language skills of children with Down syndrome | Down Syndrome Education International News

Landmark research study shows targeted intervention improves the reading and language skills of children with Down syndrome | Down Syndrome Education International News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The primary results of the study are now available online, ahead of publication in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The study was the first large controlled trial of an intervention designed for children with Down syndrome and was led by researchers at Down Syndrome Education International working with colleagues at the Centre for Reading and Language at the University of York. DSE will be publishing a handbook and other resources, and providing training and support services, to help teachers successfully implement the new reading and language intervention.
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The work done by Sue Buckley and her team over more than two decades has changed the lives and prospects of thousands of children with Down syndrome. It is hard to believe that there are still special schools in South Africa who do not teach reading to children with intellectual disability!
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Online Resources for Mathematics Part 2-Dr. David Sousa

Online Resources for Mathematics Part 2-Dr. David Sousa | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

There are so many online resources available. As we all know, choosing quality sites that enhance learning is very important when using websites for educational purposes. This is a continuation of ist of websites.....


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