A talking calculator can verify the accuracy of keys pressed and give feedback to the user while making calculations. A talking calculator is an inexpensive and invaluable device for those with disabilities struggling with math at school.
There are some simple strategies that will assist those teaching special needs students with Down syndrome. These strategies have been proven successful and create a win-win situation for the teacher and student.
Many terms can be used to describe groups of disabilities. The term ‘orthopedic impairment’ describes impairments due to congenital anomalies, diseases, or other causes. Read about common characteristics of orthopedic impairment and types of treatments used to help children with specific conditions.
Studies show children with Down Syndrome benefit from inclusion in the regular classroom. However, one of the risks of inclusion is that children will be placed in the mainstream classroom without proper inclusion strategies to learn in that environment. Here are some tips for successful inclusion.
Duchennes Musculalar Dystrophy is one of the most common types of muscular dystrophy in children. What do you do when you have a child with this condition in your classroom? What would your approach be? Read further to find out.
Teaching straw drinking to children with certain disabilities means thinking first about the reasons that a child may struggle with their oral skills and then developing practical teaching strategies to counter these difficulties. Children with oral dyspraxia often have trouble in this area.
The open road, wind blowing your hair, the freedom of independent movement - who wouldn’t love riding a bike? This article explores the strategies for teaching children with certain physical and/or learning disabilities how to ride a bike - safely and enjoyably! Ride on…
Students with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy may have spasticity that interferes with manipulating art materials such as markers and paintbrushes. The following are examples of adaptive equipment that helps students with spasticity improve motor control to perform art activities.
Students with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy may have spasticity that interferes with manipulating and controlling school materials such as pencils or scissors. The following example of adaptive equipment may help these students perform fine-motor activities.
Adaptive or assistive equipment is the best gift that one can give to boost a feeling of independence for their child with special needs. In many cases, adaptive equipment acts like a lifeline for children who access it.