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5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

"Getting into, paying for, and navigating through college is rarely easy. For students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD), that struggle can take on even more dimensions.

Learning-related issues such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often lead to difficulties in traditional classrooms and on standardized tests; if scholarship applications look foremost at test scores and GPAs, it can mean that LD students lose out. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships out there that can help."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - An Accessibility App for Google Docs

You can always count on Richard Byrne to find the best resources on the web and he's done it again.


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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support | RTI Action Network

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support | RTI Action Network | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it
Find out how RTI can help lessen - and prevent - problem behaviors.

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The Myth of Learning Styles: What do we know from research and what do we believe?

The Myth of Learning Styles: What do we know from research and what do we believe? | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

"There is no credible evidence that learning styles exist. While we will elaborate on this assertion, it is important to counteract the real harm that may be done by equivocating on the matter. In what follows, we will begin by defining “learning styles”; then we will address the claims made by those who believe that they exist, in the process acknowledging what we consider the valid claims of learning-styles theorists. But in separating the wheat from the pseudoscientific chaff in learning-styles theory, we will make clear that the wheat is contained in other educational approaches as well. A belief in learning styles is not necessary to incorporating useful knowledge about learning into one's teaching. We will then discuss the reasons why learning styles beliefs are so prevalent. Finally, we will offer suggestions about collegiate pedagogy, given that we have no evidence learning styles do not exist."


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Linda Alexander's comment, July 9, 2012 1:29 PM
While many valid points were certainly made, the article doesn't bust any myths. Foremost, too many folks are capitalizing on learning style books and programs that are not grounded in scientific evidence and may actually harm the way we "think about thinking" and classroom learning. We need to move beyond popular psychology, left and right brain divisions, and attempts to number specific learning styles; theories and programs not thoroughly vetted by evidenced-based research or the cognitive sciences. The brain is far more complex, holistic and malleable than generally believed today. The continual efforts to divide and conquer brain functionality limits the way we view human intelligence, creativity and sparking individual potential. Nonetheless, most of us readily admit we've generally advanced in our thinking with kudos to some of the early learning styles and multiple intelligence myth busters. Moreover, we continue to learn more about processing skills, learning and intelligence in ways that will open doors for children and serve positive purposes in classrooms....
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Executive Function Skills Predict Children's Success in Life and in School

Executive Function Skills Predict Children's Success in Life and in School | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

Executive functions are the brain functions we use to manage our attention, our emotions, and our behavior in pursuit of our goals. Adele Diamond finds that executive functions predict children's success as well as -- if not better than -- IQ tests.


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Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside | Video on TED.com

TED Talks - Elyn Saks is a law school professor who reveals in this powerful talk her experience as a person with schizophrenia. What a are the 3 factors that prevented the "grave prognosis" she initially received from doctors? 


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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 | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a tool that you can put in the hands of your studnents tha twill 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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Teen With Autism Prevails In Mainstreaming Dispute - Disability Scoop

Teen With Autism Prevails In Mainstreaming Dispute - Disability Scoop | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | 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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Integrating Academic and Behavior Supports: Overview | RTI Action Network

Integrating Academic and Behavior Supports: Overview | RTI Action Network | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it
Learn how to integrate academic and behavior supports for each tier of intervention in a Response to Intervention (RtI) model.

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support | RTI Action Network

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'Independence' Is The Scariest Word: My Life With Learning Disabilities

'Independence' Is The Scariest Word: My Life With Learning Disabilities | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

By Quinn Bradlee. "So many folks with learning differences are too afraid to tell their story. I'm willing to tell mine.Bullying. It's getting a lot of attention. We hear almost daily of another story where someone who is considered "different" is laughed at, teased, pushed around -- or worse. And where teasing and bullying can lead to sad consequences. Young adults with learning disabilities understand how hard it is to be "different." I am no stranger to these difficulties because I have learning disabilities, or as I like to call them, learning differences." (Video


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Friends of Quinn|Living With Learning Disabilities (Website)

Friends of Quinn|Living With Learning Disabilities (Website) | Instruction: Differentiated, Standard-Aligned, Evidence-Based | Scoop.it

Great website and resource about living with learning disabilities. "Quinn Bradlee has dedicated the last 4 years of his life to helping others with learning disabilities and velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Born with a hole in his heart that required invasive surgery when he was only three months old, Quinn suffered from a battery of illnesses —seizures, migraines, fevers—from an early age. But it wasn’t until he was fourteen that Bradlee was correctly diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a little-understood disorder that affects 1 in 2000 people and is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities." (Website)


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My Aspergers Child: Teaching The Anxious Aspergers Student

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If you are a teacher of an anxious student with Aspergers, knowing how to encourage and foster a good environment for learning is paramount. There is no one sign that indicates that an Aspergers student has social anxiety.

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