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How to Help A Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

New parents are always such an endearing and amusing sight.  They cannot yet look at their babies without an Olympic-sized grin and a monumental show of pride as if their child just became the only infant in history to win a gold medal.  Even better than the...

15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children

This article describes research-based principles and best practices for reading to deaf children. The underlying principle is a positive belief in the children's ability to become strong, enthusiastic readers. The ultimate authorities in reading to deaf children are...

Advice for Classroom Teachers: Your Students with IEPs

An IEP (Individualized Education Program) is a written plan for students with identified disabilities which sets the conditions for the specific accommodations, materials, and instructional approaches needed in order for the students to learn effectively. A federal...

50 Great Websites for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The following are 50 Great Websites for Parents of Children with Special Needs. This list of resources is great for parents of children with special needs. The list contains links for associations, councils, centers, and societies. It also has links for conferences,...

The 15 Best Websites for Parents of Special Needs Children

Raising a child with special needs can be difficult enough, but thanks to the worldwide web, the Internet is full of tons of informational websites that can help you and your little one. Below are twelve helpful sites that are loaded with useful information for...

How teachers can develop an inclusive culture in the classroom

K-12 classrooms in many countries are made up of diverse groups of children from all kinds of different socioeconomic, religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. While many schools recognise this, many are not prepared or know how to create a learning environment...

How to Make Design Thinking More Disability Inclusive

A Design the Future team prototypes their final design project. Jazmine was a thoughtful and curious student who worked hard to earn good grades at her San Francisco Bay Area public high school in hopes of attending college. “Being blind meant that it took me longer...

Blind student learns to read Braille with lips

Tsang Tsz-Kwan may look like an average student in Hong Kong with her standard-issue blue shift dress with a Chinese collar and sensible black shoes. But her ordinary appearance and shy manner mask a steely determination to triumph over tremendous odds. She recently...

Prepare for virtual assistants in special education

The benefits of virtual assistants for individuals with disabilities have many special educators eyeing these tools for their potential use in the classroom. The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind uses Google Home mini devices in six classrooms, says Patrick...

What the promise of smart glasses means for the visually impaired

Over the past few years, there has been increasing interest in smart glasses. Companies such as Google have released its Google Glass, which allows users to receive information similar to a smartphone, right in front of their eyes. The future of smart glasses While...

The Missing Piece: Disability-Inclusive Education

In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an inspirational target, SDG4 is integral to the well-being of our societies and...

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