Children with Disabilities

Reading to Rewire

Reading with parents and caregivers — key to building literacy skills and a love of reading in every child — may be particularly valuable for children at risk for developing dyslexia. New research reveals that strong home literacy practices may actually reshape the...

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Federal policy has transformed the education of students with disabilities in the United States. Prior to the 1970s, exclusion was largely the rule for millions, who were placed in separate schools from their peers and often inappropriately educated because of their...

Inclusive Education

A year ago, Igliassu could not even walk because one of his legs was much shorter than the other. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD helped him enroll in an inclusive school together with his peers. Inclusive education is schooling for the vast majority of children within a...

Collecting the right data to make education more inclusive

Designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive policies requires timely, high quality data on all children. If data on children with disabilities is not collected, then effective policies and programs cannot be developed, nor can best strategies be discovered and...

7 go-to apps for students with special needs

When used properly as a teaching tool, technology has the power to engage students and elevate their learning. High-quality, effective teachers know this–and they also know that students of all abilities can use technology to assist with learning. A plethora of...

Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year

When my son was an elementary student, he struggled with transitioning into a new class at the beginning of each school year. It could take him weeks to get used to a new classroom and curriculum, and sometimes months to develop a trusting relationship with his new...

Microsoft’s AI-powered iOS app tells the blind what’s around them

Microsoft hast just launched Seeing AI, an iOS app that it appropriately describes as a ‘talking camera for the blind’; I’ve been giving it a whirl this morning and it’s actually pretty impressive. Fire up the free app and point your iPhone at anything, whether it’s a...

US: The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the South Bronx neighborhood. Mostly serving generations of families living in one of...

What Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

Working long hours, using your own money to pay for classroom materials, and struggling to engage students who are ready for summer vacation—yes, doing all that makes teaching a tough job. Now add the challenge of getting kids with learning disabilities like dyslexia...

Ghana: UNICEF, USAID donate to support inclusive education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated some devices and basic screening materials to support inclusive education in Ghana. The $100,000 equipment was donated to...

WHY 12.1 MN ‘DIVYAANG’ INDIANS ARE ILLITERATE

At the launch of the government's Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term "divyaang" -- which translates into "divine body" -- for persons with disability, instead of the usual "viklaang", or handicapped. He said...

12 Great iPad Apps For Autistic Learners

After writing about the best books for teachers and parents to learn and explore the world of autism, we are introducing you to this collection of some good iPad apps to help autistic kids 'learn, play and communicate'. These apps are featured in iTunes App Store...

Breaking the Barriers to Inclusion

When we talk about out-of-school children, we often think of the family who can’t afford a school uniform, the refugee family displaced from their home, or maybe the parent who doesn’t see the value in educating a daughter. Perhaps we think of a student who drops out...

12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning we went ahead and curated for you this selection of some very good iPad apps to use with blind and visually impaired students. While some of the featured apps are free, others are are not. You may...

Special Education Teaching: Spirit Beads Social Strategy

Do you sometimes feel that the students in your special education classroom are isolated from other students in their school? In today’s Teacher Tips newsletter, Watson explains how to use spirit beads as a strategy to promote social interactions and communication for...

US: A regular classroom with special-needs students enriches all

GUILDERLAND — “I like having more kids in the class, because it’s an opportunity to make more friends,” said fifth-grader Alethia McLoughlin. Classmate Victoria Thorncroft said that she likes having more than one teacher, too. “It kind of makes it easier, because if...

US: Group for disabled adopts ‘reverse inclusion’ in academics

Reverse inclusion includes “typically developing children” in a special education classroom in very low grades (like play group), the organisation said. (Representative image; Express photo) ‘Shishu Sarothi’, working for children and persons with disabilities in the...

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