Children with Disabilities

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...

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...

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...

Cambodia: Inclusive education helps children thrive

With support from the IKEA Foundation, 25 preschools in the urban poor areas of Phnom Penh have been targeted for inclusive education training provided by the Ministry of Education together with UNICEF, writes Rachel McCarthy. Meas Vanna has had a long career as a...

The robot being developed to help teach autistic children

Last year I wrote about a new robot that was designed to care for children. The machine, called NAO, is capable of reading the mood of the child, recognizing their family and even understanding your preferences for food, music and so on. NAO joins the growing ranks of...

1000 Recommended Apps for children with special needs.

We have compiled a list of 1000 Apps used by Teachers, Therapists and Parents. This list is a result of endless hours of collaboration by professionals from all over the world. The Apps are considered to be among the very best apps to help children and adults with...

Autistic People Can Solve Our Cybersecurity Crisis

ALAN TURING WAS the mastermind whose role in cracking the Nazi Enigma code helped the Allies win World War II. He built a machine to do the calculations necessary to decipher enemy messages and today is hailed as the father of the com­puter and artificial...

Including the excluded: Education for children with disabilities

For the past four years, I have worked with colleagues around the world on the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children – a partnership that examines the reasons children are exluded from education and seeks ways for every child to go to school and learn....

Still Out of School in South Africa

This month marks the start of a new school year in South Africa, but many children with disabilities won’t be attending class with their peers. Parents have been told that their children cannot go to mainstream schools, but at the same time many have been told their...

Giving Kids The Confidence To Learn Through Play

I am the father of twins. One is an excellent student and the other has learning disabilities. He’s a high-functioning, high-IQ kid with ADHD. For most of his elementary school years, his teachers were unable connect with him, either from a lack of skill or a lack of...

US: Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn’t Have To Be So Hard

This time last year, Stephanie Johnson was miserable. She was in her third year teaching special education at a junior high school in Lindon, Utah, about 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City. On the outside it looked like she was doing great. Her classes ran smoothly,...

Myanmar: Alternative education policy in the works

Over the next three months, the Ministry of Education will draw up a policy plan to reach potential students who are currently unable to access school, have special needs, are based in conflict areas or are the children of migrant workers. “We believe education ought...
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