Taking The Stigma Out Of Learning With Immersive Reader – Education Article

I love to read. If I am not working or spending time with my daughters I am reading. But when I was in elementary school reading was what I dreaded the most. In my classes we had the “blue birds” and “red birds” reading groups. I was a blue bird. A weak reader. Stuck in a group with the other weak readers. Thinking back on that time as an adult it was a deflating time as a kid. I know…

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Dear Class of 2019, Thanks for Including My Son with Down Syndrome. – Education Article

Congratulations on your accomplishments to get where you are today as you walk across the stage to get your high school diplomas! My son recently graduated and it has been an emotional journey as we have looked through old photos, watched video montages at graduation parties, and even walked through the halls of our old elementary school in caps and gowns to hug teachers and inspire the future generation of students. What you all probably don’t know is that we…

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Displaced children with disabilities face overlapping barriers – Education Article

The 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report launched two weeks ago, focuses on migration and displacement. In discussing displaced people with disabilities, it begins with a premise established by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that having an impairment does not in itself create disability; rather, it’s society’s failure to accommodate and assist that ‘disables’. For refugee children living with a disability torn from their homes, the lack of assistance in their new environments is particularly stark. A…

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How to Think Inclusively About Computer Science Initiatives – Education Article

Computer Science Initiatives Since first getting into the area of Special Education as a volunteer in the late 90s I have slowly seen the push for inclusion which thankfully has become an idea that is near omnipresent these days.  But one key aspect that is developing at a slightly slower pace is the implementation of differentiation practices.  What exactly it is, and how it’s achieved in increasingly more inclusive classrooms around the world. Maybe that could be one reason that…

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Finding Inclusion in the Deaf Community – Education Article

When I was 5 years old, after many trips to different doctors to find out what was “wrong” with me, my parents and I went to an audiologist. Eventually, we were told that I had a moderate hearing loss and that I needed hearing aids. The audiologist didn’t tell them I was Deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing impaired, or any identity label at all. At the time, I went to a private school with all Hearing children and was the only one…

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18 Reasons Why We Are Thankful in 2018 – Education Article

Why We Are Thankful In 2018 Every year, there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged. 2018 was no exception. But we don’t need to dwell on them with this post. As the whole country is about to focus on being grateful, we wanted to share with you eighteen reasons why we are thankful in 2018. Okay, so let’s start. 1. You! We are so thankful that you are here reading this post. 2018 was a big one for us,…

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6th Grader with Down Syndrome Shares Her Story of Inclusion – Education Article

Audio Transcript Hi, my name is Mia Pisani and I have Down Syndrome. I just graduated 6th grade from Quest Elementary school. For my exhibition, I want people to know about including people with disabilities everywhere. In this presentation, I will tell you how I learned in elementary school. My pictures on the school website. That is my hand along with the hands of my friends. As you can see I am fully a part of my school. This is…

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