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An assistive technology specialist and a teacher of learners with multiple or significant special needs, Kate Ahern has created a blog for teachers in special education, to provide guidance and resources they might need to help their students learn. She has been working with this population since the age of...

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There are several resources that will help you as you search for schools that have a strong commitment to effective inclusion. Once you decide on schools to consider, your child’s IEP will provide helpful information as to what academic and personal supports are needed and the success of those supports....

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Teachers are often baffled and frustrated by kids who appear to be capable but struggle to keep up with the pace of classroom instruction. At times they appear confused and unable to follow directions and frequently have difficulty completing written assignments in the time allotted. These students are often the...

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients can be disabled in any number of ways, including physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. While assistive technology (AT) for TBI can help patients monumentally, it’s important that patients get the right type of aid and equipment to help them overcome their specific challenges. For example, although...

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Teaching students with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) differs from teaching those with learning or other cognitive disabilities, though the use of assistive technologies and personalized learning plans are still tools to use with students who struggle with the effects of this condition. This article gives an overview of TBI, how...

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Despite its potential advantages, dyslexia too often gets in the way of the basic skills children need for academic success: reading and writing. Various methods of language remediation continue to go a long way in helping students become better readers and writers; but today, assistive technology (AT) is considered an...

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In this webinar, Kirk Behnke explores ideas and strategies on how accessibility can be promoted through the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learner variability and cognitive neuroscience, which which is a cornerstone of UDL, also supports accessible pedagogy and a framework for how faculty and staff can incorporate...

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This PowerPoint explores ideas and strategies on how accessibility can be promoted through the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learner variability and cognitive neuroscience, which which is a cornerstone of UDL, also supports accessible pedagogy and a framework for how faculty and staff can incorporate accessible design elements...

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Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that can occur with a stroke, brain injury or other neurological disorder. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Aphasia may cause difficulties in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but does not affect intelligence.” Low-tech strategies are described here, to aid communication for those...

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This guide specifically addresses advocacy among parents of children with disabilities, and provides real-world examples and relevant information on the basic principles of special education. With these tools, parents can gain the knowledge they would need to advocate on their child's behalf. https://www.thinkinclusive.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Achieving_Inclusion_for_web.pdf

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