Children with Disabilities

3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing. For K–12 schools, the hallmark of success lies in their devotion to educating all students — no matter their background or ability. For students with a learning disability,...

Vietnam: Disabled students struggle to access education

Many policies for the disabled remain impractical and have yet to help students with disabilities access tertiary education. The information was revealed at a seminar on education access for disabled students held by the Disability Research and Capacity Development...

Learning how to brighten the future of disadvantaged kids

International MA program in child development at the University of Haifa gives tools to professionals from emerging countries to implement back home. By Abigail Klein Leichman  OCTOBER 22, 2017, 8:00 AM Sahilu Baye, a psychologist and educator in Ethiopia, struggles...

Analysis: Minority Students Often Left Out Of Special Ed

Despite broad concern that minorities are overrepresented in special education, new research suggests that the opposite may in fact be the case. Across elementary, middle and high school, students from minority backgrounds are less likely than white children to be...

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

By Emelina Minero October 4, 2017 Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope. Alysia Ferguson Garcia remembers the day two years ago that ended in her making a call to Child Protective...

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...

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