Monday, December 13, 2010
Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability involving difficulty in acquiring numeracy skills. The book The dyscalculia assessment can help investigate maths difficulties in children and provides advice for implementing the findings into teaching plans. Get help pinpointing a child's difficulties with numeracy and using that information to help the child progress. This book is ideal for use with primary school children, but can easily be adapted for older or younger students and is invaluable for SENCOs, TAs, educational psychologists and teachers.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
"This valuable how-to book is a critical tool for all instructional designers and faculty who teach online. Coombs' many years as a pioneer of online teaching show in his deep knowledge of the principles that can allow the reader to apply these lessons to any learning management system (LMS)."
—Sally M. Johnstone, provost and vice president academic affairs, Winona State University, Minnesota; former executive director of WCET at WICHE
"As more and more of our social and professional lives come to be mediated by technology, online accessibility is a fundamental right, not a luxury. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with maximizing access to learning."
—Richard N. Katz, former vice president and founding director, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
"This valuable book reflects Coombs' unique experience and commitment to the best teaching, learning, and accessibility options for all kinds of students and teachers."
—Steven W. Gilbert, founder and president, The TLT Group-Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
On Wednesday, February 10th, About Special Kids will host a workshop for parents and professionals. This training, combining the Article 7 and IEP training, is an all day training that offers basic information about special education laws and regulations for Indiana children ages 3-21. In addition, this training provides information on how to prepare for a case conference and write an IEP. This training is a great opportunity for family members and professionals who advocate for children with a disability or serious chronic illness.
Monday, December 6, 2010
This webinar session will cover the Topic Guide 3: Eligibility for ADA Paratransit. The session will first address the categories and types of eligibility, including conditional eligibility. Important best-practice do's and don'ts will also be discussed, including basing decisions on the most limiting condition, using a comprehensive task/skill list, applying the reasonable person test, identifying specific abilities and/or limitations, basing decisions on a case-by-case analysis of each applicant, and interpreting safety issues properly. Additionally, this will address the eligibility determination process, including the 21-day process, functional assessments, the appeal process for eligibility denials, and visitors. There will be time for participant questions.
To Register visit http://www.adaconferences.org/Transportation and click on the “Registration” web link on the right side navigation list.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m. (CTS)
Cost: Free for Lekotek Affiliates
$30 General Public
$200 for groups over 10 people
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Having a child of any age move away from home can be emotionally difficult, to say the least. But when that child has a disability, it can be even more so. The film, Letting go: When your child leaves home, shows four parents come to terms with the emotions involved with having a child with a disability move away from home. The parents talk about their decisions to place their child in a residential facility. This film is aimed at helping parents and professional direct-care staff understand the deep grieving the parents go through before and a long time after the placement is made.