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Robot helps autistic children develop social sk...

Robot helps autistic children develop social sk... | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Salon Robot helps autistic children develop social skills Salon In doing so, he helps autistic children with something they struggle with: the ability to imitate others, a skill essential to learning.
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Technology is continusously becoming a great tool when working with individuals with disabilities and getting them to be all that they can! 

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Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching Special Education

Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching Special Education | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
RT @think_inclusive: Published August 2013: Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching Special Education http://t.co/HXhFgOitjs #iechat…
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Take The “I” Out Of Special Education

Take The “I” Out Of Special Education | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Guest Post: Take The "I" Out Of Special Education http://t.co/cgd5ZOq0j4 via @msspeducate || #iechat #spedchat #teaching #specialneeds
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Preschool signs and symptoms of an LD

Preschool signs and symptoms of an LD | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
How do you know if your child has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.
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For many disabilities the earlier you diagnose them the more likely that child is to succeed in life and understand their disability. Though, with so much information readily available to people children are constently under watch and in many cases parents over exaggerate and medicate a child that could ahve done fine without it. 

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Caroline Casey: Looking past limits | Video on TED.com

Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
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Working with people with special needs requires that at times we can look past our limits and set a goal; then see how we can get there.

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Five Reasons Why I Will Miss Angel’s Special Education Teacher - Sailling Autistic Seas

Five Reasons Why I Will Miss Angel’s Special Education Teacher - Sailling Autistic Seas | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
This past Friday was Angel’s special education teacher, Mrs. S. last day. She is moving to another state and will be teaching at another school.
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Not all teachers live up to our standards but when they do, I feel, it is imoprtant to recognize that. While this teacher is leaving a certain school one can hope that she had a postitive impact on the teachers and faculty around her so that they can continue goodness that she classroon held. 

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John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding | Video on TED.com

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.
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John Wooden may not being talking about individuals with disabilities but he has great insight on how on our approach educating and working with children. That in changing our outlook we can have a better grasp on our end goals. 

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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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Photo Booth Rental's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:27 AM

http://www.scoop.it/t/education-by-siya-singh

Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:30 AM

I love these lists!

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A Federal Education Agenda

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by FREDERICK M. HESS & ANDREW P. KELLY (National Affairs)

 

The conservative approach to education policy is nothing if not confused. Conservatives cheer top-down federal standards and accountability while demanding bottom-up parental choice. They call for eliminating the federal Department of Education, but support spending on major federal education programs like Title I aid for disadvantaged students, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and student loans. They treat restoring "local control" as a panacea, while neglecting the fact that "local control" strengthens the grip of teachers' unions. They grumble about the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act, but forget that the legislation passed with solid conservative support. They have applauded components of the Obama administration's education policies, even as those policies have taken federal overreach to new levels.

 

This incoherence is bad for conservatives and bad for the country. Lacking a sound, focused approach to federal education policy, conservatives have largely ceded the work of reform to progressives, who embrace sweeping national solutions and put unwarranted faith in the wisdom of federal bureaucracies.

 

This stance has proved to be a liability, and has made it difficult for conservatives to offer much more than shopworn talking points. In May, Mitt Romney released his agenda for K-12 education reform, emphasizing familiar themes: school choice, innovation, transparency, and local control. But the Romney plan offers no insight into what the federal government does and does not do well when it comes to education. Romney can do better; as the Republican Party's standard-bearer this year, he has an opportunity to demonstrate to the public that conservatives can recognize a constructive, if limited, role for the federal government in education.

 

Just what should conservatives' approach to federal education policy be? It should, first of all, move beyond hollow promises to shutter the Department of Education. [MORE]


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What Will It Take to Keep Special Ed Teachers? - BU Today

What Will It Take to Keep Special Ed Teachers? - BU Today | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
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What Will It Take to Keep Special Ed Teachers?
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Again, it may not pretain to special eduaction exactly but it can still apply! 

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:53 AM

#TED Very funny and totally true ... #NCLB ... #diversity vs. #conformity. Thank you, @sirkenrobinson and @TEDtalks #EdChat

Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:18 PM

Incredible insight from one of today's most amazing speakers and leaders of progressive thinking. If you do not know of Sir Ken Robinson, please allow me to make this introduction.  

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, May 15, 2014 1:55 PM

Another plea for recognising diversity and creating an educational culture where individuals can flourish. Less government control, less standardised assessment and greater freedom for teachers to creative.

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Music and Drama at the New York Institute for Special Education ...

Music and Drama at the New York Institute for Special Education ... | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it

Music and Drama at the New York Institute for Special Education. Coming back from Thanksgiving is always challenging, but our students at the NYISE came back with energy and excitement, when we talked about their past visit at the ...

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Common Core Resources for Special Education - Special Education (CA Dept of Education)

Resources and guidelines on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the Special Education Community.
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Advocate for children in special education has witnessed big changes - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Advocate for children in special education has witnessed big changes - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Advocate for children in special education has witnessed big changes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It is not easy to make Tom Phillipson happy when it comes to the way a child who needs special education is being served in Milwaukee.
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Privately Funded Special Education Task Force – Is it a Task FARCE?

Privately Funded Special Education Task Force – Is it a Task FARCE? | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Professional Educators face a tsunami of dissension from angry parents excluded from the table of discussion for Our Special Needs Children. (RT @FailureToPlan: Privately Funded Special Education Task Force – Is it a Task FARCE?
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Professor's book outlines how communities can reform education | The University of Kansas

Professor's book outlines how communities can reform education | The University of Kansas | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
@KUSpecialEd prof's book shows how communities can prevent kids from being marginalized in school. http://t.co/fkrjWyChKy
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12 Successful Stars with Learning Disabilities

12 Successful Stars with Learning Disabilities | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
As an inspiration to students struggling with learning disabilities, here are the Top 12 successful, inspiring stars who live with a learning disability.

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Why singing helps people with speech disorders – it's about the rhythm not the ... - Daily Mail

Why singing helps people with speech disorders – it's about the rhythm not the ... - Daily Mail | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Daily MailWhy singing helps people with speech disorders – it's about the rhythm not the ...Daily MailBy Daily Mail Reporter It was a technique that therapist Lionel Logue used to help George VI, as shown in The King's Speech - now scientists have...

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ACTS OF KINDNESS: George Wythe special education teacher battles

ACTS OF KINDNESS: George Wythe special education teacher battles | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
After more than four decades in the classroom, a George Wythe special education teacher retired - only to be called back into service, where she's battled ongoing health and financial challenges.
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Countering Discrimination - But Why Is Disability Discrimination Still Rife in 2013 in the UK?

Countering Discrimination - But Why Is Disability Discrimination Still Rife in 2013 in the UK? | Individuals with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Over the past 30 years racism and homophobia have been tackled with great success, but individuals with disabilities are still discriminated against by companies and society as a whole, why?

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