Marlene McIntosh and Diane Berzins, from Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, give an assistive technology demonstration and discuss not only how they teach students how to use technology but how to use it in the classroom.
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Are you the parent of a teen with a learning difference? This video will help you begin to prepare for postsecondary success. For more information, go to: www.conquercollegewithLD.com
Melana Zyla Vickers and Jim Kessler discuss the rising number of college students with learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia) receiving special accommodations.
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Part of an introduction to a six part series for helping teachers and parents understand the complexity of learning disabilities; emphasizes strategies for teaching reading and math to students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. Information on the entire series at www.vineyardvideo.org
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Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 07, 2011
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), the nations leading provider of accessible educational content, today honored several outstanding students with reading disabilities at its 51st annual National Achievement Awards celebration.
In addition to receiving cash awards of $ 6,000, the winners and their families will participate at a media roundtable on Capitol Hill, meet with Members of Congress and public officials, and be recognized for their accomplishments at a reception held in their honor.
Since 1959, RFB&D has honored exceptional students through the privately endowed Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) for college seniors and beyond who are blind or visually impaired. In 1991, the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards (LTL) were instituted for high school seniors with learning differences such as dyslexia. Hundreds of students apply each year and are selected by committees of RFB&D staff, volunteers, board members, parents, and educators. This year, the number of applicants more than doubled.
These students are recognized for their academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, and service to others. All of them have thrived on their education paths thanks in part to their extensive use of accessible educational content and assistive technology provided by RFB&D. Each award winner has a long list of honors and accomplishments, and has graduated with a GPA above 3.0, with most near the 4.0 mark. The roster of winners includes:
Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards
1) Was there a particular reason for you coming forward for the assessment? From DAC / Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy www.workingwithdyslexia.com
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This short was submitted to, and won, First Light’s 10th Birthday Filmmaking Competition. It’s made by two young filmmakers. A great one to watch in National Dyslexia Week!
Getting Students Into Medical School
A Step-by-step Guide Which Helps Students Excel At The Gamsat (med-school Entrance Exam) In The United Kingdom.
Getting Students Into Medical School
In this insightful interview, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, Barbara Hong defines what a learning disability is, and tells us what elements we should start looking for, when analyzing educational websites to ensure children with learning disabilities are integrated in the educational process.
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The Brehm Academic Curriculum is designed and implemented in accordance with the Brehm Vision and Mission. Brehm’s curricula has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Association, and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. Cross-Curricular Competencies Five cross-curricular competencies are embedded within the Brehm Curriculum. Mastery of these interdisciplinary competencies is intended to promote successful performance in school, the workplace, and the community. Every class has been scoped and sequenced with Brehm Competencies, State Standards, and ACT skills: * Acquiring Information * Communicating * Reasoning * Self-Management * Using Technology
Produce a 5-10 minute video that will help teachers/students be more sympathetic to students with learning disabilities.
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District of Columbia Public Schools Presents Implementation of Free, Federally Funded Accessible Book Program to Improve Education for Students with Disabilities
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
What: Recognizing the need to improve educational opportunities for DCPS students who have a visual impairment, a physical disability or learning disability, like dyslexia, administrators from the DCPS, the DC Public Library, and the Blind Rehabilitation Services will present their vision and implementation of access to digital accessible books from Bookshare. Bookshare is an online accessible library of copyrighted content federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Programs (*OSEP).
Student Technology Showcase
After brief remarks, DCPS students will demonstrate the use of various software applications and assistive technology devices and speak about their academic future using Bookshares books and textbooks.
With this implementation of accessible instruction materials (AIM) and books from Bookshare, DCPS is putting into practice a critical aspect of universal design for learning (UDL), a major theme from the U.S. Department of Education.
Who: Speakers include:
Free, Federally Funded Accessible Book Initiative Demonstrated by DCPS Students with Disabilities – Bookshare Student Technology Showcase
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Students with print disabilities and administrators from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), along with library and government officials, shared their stories and progress toward improving academic equality and lifelong learning through the use of assitive technology devices and Bookshare at the DC Public Library last week.
Students can immediately download and access books with Bookshare, an online accessible library of copyrighted content federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). As a result, students who were once waiting long periods of time for books to be transcribed to Braille or large print, or those who had aides reading to them, can start reading their books independently at the same time as their non-disabled peers.
DCPS is the first large urban district to undertake such a ground-breaking project promoting independence and inclusion for students with print disabilities, said Betsy Beaumon, Vice President and General Manager of Literacy Programs at Benetech, the nonprofit organization that operates Bookshare. We congratulate the District on their reform that is improving the lives of students who may fall through the cracks, and expect other districts will be inspired to follow in their example.
DCPS students demonstrated how to read accessible books and textbooks using the technologies that best accommodate their visual impairments, learning or other physical disabilities, and commented on the changes in their lives due to the technology and Bookshare:
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