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Why fund NDIS? Because one day you might need it. – Blog – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why fund NDIS? Because one day you might need it. – Blog – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Disability News | Scoop.it
Far too many Australians seem to think that disability has nothing to do with them. But the NDIS is not about people like me who currently live with disabilities, it's about all of those who might in the future, writes Stella Young.
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Kenston teacher's 'reverse inclusion' club brings typical students into special needs classes

Kenston teacher's 'reverse inclusion' club brings typical students into special needs classes | Disability News | Scoop.it
A Kenston High School teacher has designed a popular school club and class that has turned out to be anything but typical.
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I think this is a wonderful idea. 

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Your Say - National Disability Insurance Scheme | National Disability Insurance Scheme

Your Say - National Disability Insurance Scheme | National Disability Insurance Scheme | Disability News | Scoop.it
The NDIS Draft Rules have now been released! Join our new forum to have your say about them.
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Labor MP Chris Hayes becomes emotional on NDIS while talking about his grandson with autism

Labor MP Chris Hayes becomes emotional on NDIS while talking about his grandson with autism | Disability News | Scoop.it
FEDERAL MPs from both sides of politics have told personal tales about relatives during debate on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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High Bar Urged For Youth With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

High Bar Urged For Youth With Disabilities - Disability Scoop | Disability News | Scoop.it
A new federal effort is encouraging young people with disabilities -- and those who come into contact with them -- to set high expectations.
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There is much to be said about the power of being positive. 

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Online clinic successful at treating mental illness - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Online clinic successful at treating mental illness - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Disability News | Scoop.it
St Vincent's Hospital and the University of New South Wales have received international acclaim for their innovative online clinic which has proven to be effective in helping people who are suffering a range of mental illnesses from depression to...
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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Disability News | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...

 

 

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/37-blended-learning-resources-you-can-use-tomorrow/

 


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A lesson in Mental Health – Features – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A lesson in Mental Health – Features – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Disability News | Scoop.it
A suicide prevention program for young people in Victor Harbour is changing and strengthening a community, one classroom at a time, writes Louise Pascale.
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Bosses should reveal disability job numbers

Bosses should reveal disability job numbers | Disability News | Scoop.it
TWO weeks ago a remarkable 23-year-old Aussie athlete, Kelly Cartwright, long-jumped 4.38m.
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Depression vs disability – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Depression vs disability – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Disability News | Scoop.it
So. I am asked to write an article for ABC Ramp Up, about my experience with depression. Ramp Up is a site about disabilities. And I am taken aback. 'Does that...count?' I ask. I am sure I'm not disabled.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Disability News | Scoop.it
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.
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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:35 AM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:53 AM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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ClassDojo Releases Highly Anticipated iOS App | Edudemic

ClassDojo Releases Highly Anticipated iOS App | Edudemic | Disability News | Scoop.it

What Is ClassDojo?
So first things first. What is ClassDojo? Quite simply, it’s a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons and hassle-free data – and its free!


 

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To Teach Social Skills, Educators Turn To TV - Disability Scoop

To Teach Social Skills, Educators Turn To TV - Disability Scoop | Disability News | Scoop.it
A unique program at one Pennsylvania school is using the power of television news to teach social skills to youngsters with Asperger's syndrome.
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DisabilityCare: a bad name but a good direction – Blog – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

DisabilityCare: a bad name but a good direction – Blog – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Disability News | Scoop.it
The NDIS will now be known as DisabilityCare. It's a terrible name, but at least we are now on the path to providing better services for Australians with disabilities, writes Stella Young.
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I would love to see the so called consultation regarding the name change.  What does everyone think?

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Call for More Disability Work Opportunities | Pro Bono Australia

Call for More Disability Work Opportunities | Pro Bono Australia | Disability News | Scoop.it
The peak body representing executives of large Australian corporations, the Business Council of Australia, has called on the Federal Government to provide disabled people with more opportunities for work.
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When They Don't Believe You Have a Brain Injury - Fact Sheet - Synapse - reconnecting lives

When They Don't Believe You Have a Brain Injury - Fact Sheet - Synapse - reconnecting lives | Disability News | Scoop.it
Synapse (formerly the Brain Injury Association of Qld Inc.) is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with and affected by Acquired Brain Injury or people whose behaviour challenges our understanding.
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The World Today - Little improvement on disabled job prospects in decades: commissioner 23/01/2013

The World Today - Little improvement on disabled job prospects in decades: commissioner 23/01/2013 | Disability News | Scoop.it
As Paralympian Kurt Fearnley condemns Australias failings in disability workforce participation an Adelaide woman in a wheelchair describes being knocked back for more than 100 jobs in the past thre
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Return to Work | Helping Australian employees successfully return to work following depression, anxiety or a related mental health problem

returntowork.net.au is designed to help anyone involved in the process of returning to work after absence due to depression, an anxiety disorder or a related mental health problem
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Gillard introduces NDIS legislation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Gillard introduces NDIS legislation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Disability News | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has introduced into Parliament legislation establishing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Disabled workers challenge naive employers

Disabled workers challenge naive employers | Disability News | Scoop.it
A fear of the unknown is deterring Australian employers from hiring more people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of one of Australia's largest companies.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Disability News | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:35 AM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:53 AM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

Deb's curator insight, March 4, 10:47 PM
Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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Review of Global AutoCorrect for MS Windows | The Spectronics Blog

Review of Global AutoCorrect for MS Windows | The Spectronics Blog | Disability News | Scoop.it

Spelling errors, mistyped text and typos drive most people a little crazy. Many users spend time, being a few minutes or for some students, numerous tedious hours, in correcting and editing their essays, projects, assignments and other writing...


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Making the World Accessible to All

Making the World Accessible to All | Disability News | Scoop.it
Travability was formed by Deborah Davis and Bill Forrester to further inclusive or accessible travel. We cater for people with disabilities from mobility or wheelchair travel, visually impaired or hearing impaired.
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If Your Job Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade (and Start Selling it on the Side)

If Your Job Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade (and Start Selling it on the Side) | Disability News | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, many of us have been there: You’re stuck in a job you don't love, your dreams of a new, gloriously successful career buried beneath piles of paperwork.
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iPod May Ease Transition For Those With Autism - Disability Scoop

iPod May Ease Transition For Those With Autism - Disability Scoop | Disability News | Scoop.it
As more people with autism enter the work world, a new case study suggests that arming them with specially-programmed iPods may go a long way toward achieving independence on the job.
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