9.Disability

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

In the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term “emotional disturbance” encompasses significant challenges in a student’s behavior and mental health. For children with emotional disturbances, we can generally trace a developmental history where...

A school where disability becomes super-ability

It's noon and children are eagerly waiting to walk outside their classrooms. As their platter is getting prepared, students of Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS) walk out hand in hand -- some with calipers, some on wheelchairs and others with no support at all-- for...

India: Home in on more kids with learning disabilities: Expert

MUMBAI: Alarmed by the minuscule number of students with learning disabilitiesappearing for the class X and XII in CBSE across the country , a city-based psychiatrist has petitioned to the Union ministry of Human Resource Development demanding that the government...

9.3 Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SpeakerName: Ms. Chantal Sicile-Kira, Founder and President, Autism College, USA Description: This presentation provided information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), how ASDs impact learning, and it shared model programmes. According to the Diagnostic...

9.5 Innovative teaching practices in Krousar Thmey (New Family)

SpeakerName: Ms. Phalla Neang, Coordinator for blind children education, Krousar Thmey (New Family), Cambodia Description: This presentation shared that prior to 2000, deaf or blind children were only studying in Krousar Thmey special schools, and they had no...

9.6 NVDA: Improving Education Opportunities for the Blind

SpeakerName: Mr. Michael Curran, Founder, NV Access, Australia Description: This presentation elucidated how NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)—the free, open source screen reading software developed by NV Access—solves the aforementioned problems. It outlined the...

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