Archive for the ‘special needs’ Category

at https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/10-easy-steps-make-your-classroom-dyslexia-friendly

Excerpt:

According to The Rose Report (2009), dyslexia is “…a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are: difficulties in phonological (the sound structure of words) awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed”.

The report stresses that dyslexia occurs across all intellectual abilities, and points out that dyslexia is best thought of as a continuum, with no clear cut-off points.

The needs of dyslexic students

It is essential that the needs of dyslexic students are met in schools.

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Do you know?  Read more at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-09-22-where-does-personalized-learning-end-and-special-education-begin

Meeting the needs of ALL students is always a difficult feat.  We have to pay attention to provide accessibility tools to all who have special needs.  We have to check on the learning outcome of all participants to see if we need to reteach or provide additional resources.  How about minority students?  To some, online education can be a challenge.  Read more here at https://phys.org/news/2017-09-online-minority-students-video-chats.html

Apps for Special Needs Learners

Posted: 01/10/2017 by broadyesl in special needs, Uncategorized

GReat collection to have at hand in case of need:  http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/09/a-collection-of-some-good-ipad-apps-for_26.html?m=1

Excellent resource:  National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=facebook_c=offsite-2017_ag=physical-nf_kw=physical1

Useful for all educators:  https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/18/app-week-helping-students-autism/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Dyslexia Readiness in Education

Posted: 13/09/2017 by broadyesl in special needs, Uncategorized

Chances are that your organization has members who are dyslexic.  What can you do to improve their educational experience?  Read more in How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/04/ew-dyslexia-friendly-school/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec