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The Colorado Kids Brain Injury Resource Network is a web site that serves as a tool for educators, school administrators, school psychologists, related services professionals, and families. On the site you may join discussions and access information to learn more about how to support kids with brain injuries. ...

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This resource offers insights into the building blocks of brain development, with graphics and a matrix. The matrix offers a wide range of suggested assessment tools and intervention strategies for students with a traumatic brain injury. It covers the areas of processing/learning most commonly affected by a brain injury. For...

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Riding on trains in the United States gave Australian speech pathologist Beverly Sher valuable insights on how she might accommodate students with learning difficulties. On her recent visit to the USA, Beverly realized how confusing things could be for children who have learning problems. This blog post outlines six tips...

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Learn the steps of the universal design for learning (UDL) lesson planning process to meet the needs of all learners in your class. This video series contains seven separate short videos discussing lesson planning around universal design for learning. The videos include the following topics: (a) Why a UDL lesson...

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Christopher Bugaj, is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, and podcaster, among other things, speaks about the concept of the “Least Dangerous Assumption” in this short video put together by the National Cerebral Palsy Association. In it, he outlines the concept, as initially conceived by author Anne M. Donnellan, whose...

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A number of fact sheets on dysgraphia are available to read, print, or download from the International Dyslexia Association. Titles include: Understanding Dysgraphia ; Helpful Terminology ; Spelling; Dyslexia and Related Disorders ; Dysgraphia ; Orton-Gillingham-Based and/or Structured Multi-sensory Language Approaches .

Link: https://socal.dyslexiaida.org/about-dysgraphia/dysgraphia-fact-sheets/

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A webinar to discuss how reading skills develop and how the brain is used in reading. This is followed by a variety of reading strategies using explicit, sequential, and multisensory instruction. Speaker: Elaine Offstein, Educational Therapist, President TCB. http://webinar.dyslexia-ca.org/1509-YsRD/index.html

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The author of this article, Stacy Turke, has been a School Occupational Therapist for 30-plus years in her “dream job” with the same intermediate school district in Michigan. Her career has ranged from working in a “center-based” school to working in public and private general education school in urban, suburban,...

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This article discusses hearing assistive technology (HATS), frequency modulation (FM) and other technology and issues around children with hearing impairments in school. The article answers the following questions: Are there special considerations for children? What do FM systems do for children in schools? Are there other HATS used in schools?...

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Differentiation is more than strategies and more practical than a pedagogical ideal. Here is a companion post to a presentation at an ASCD Conference. The article and the list of referenced articles at the end debunk myths about differentiation with solutions that offer success to diverse learners under challenging conditions....

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