Friday, November 30, 2012

Diabetes leading to blindness in many people

Diabetes leading to blindness in many people

Teen Describes Himself as Lucky to Have Disabled Sister

LIKE most big brothers, Sean Millett teases his little sister, Ruth.

She clearly adores him, though, tearing in from school to fling herself on top of him. He responds by swinging her up in the air and tickling her, with much giggling and shrieks of glee.

The age difference between them might always have meant that Sean, 18, would feel responsible for nine-year-old Ruth, but there is no doubt he feels particularly protective of her. She has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS)....
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Friday, November 16, 2012

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Key Dyscalculia Resources

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Learning Disability Resources LD Awareness Month might be over, but our community needs access to information about learning disabilities and local support all year round. That’s why we put together the following resources lists on the learning disabilities and related issue below:

  • 10 Dyscalculia Resources: Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math.
  • 10 Dyslexia Resources: The most common LD, dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes even speaking.
  • 10 Dysgraphia Resources: Dysgraphia is an LD that affects writing. This can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper.
  • 6 Dyspraxia Resources: Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development. This can vary from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth.

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BBC Story: Sensory room hope for Amelia

Batten's is a horrible disease. I've had about five students with this condition over the years. I seem to find many articles about children with it from the UK. 
This story is about a grandmom raising money and awareness about Batten's Disease.

** Sensory room hope for Amelia **
A Nottinghamshire grandmother is raising money for a &quot;sensory room&quot; for her three-year-old granddaughter, who is not expected to live beyond her eighth birthday
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Arthur's Lessons in communication

Arthur (from PBS) talks to kids about how children who are visually and hearing impaired communicate. This one is great for the classroom! The lesson plan is already done for you!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dayglo counting cards for my severe profound kids...

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A soldier died today

Got this from Rev. Bill today

Remembrance Day 11th November

 A soldier died today
Written by A Lawrence Vaincourt
He was getting old and paunchy,
and his hair was falling fast
as he sat around the legion,
telling stories of their past.
Of war that he once fought in
and the deeds that he had done.
In his exploits with his buddies,
they were heroes, everyone! 
And tho sometimes to his neighbours,
his tales became a joke.
All his buddies listened quietly,
for they knew of where he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
for ole' Bob has passed away,
and the world's a little poorer
for a soldier died today!
He won't be mourned by many,
just his children and his wife
for he lived an ordinary,
very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family
going quietly on his way.
And the world won't note his passing,
'tho a soldier died today!
When politicians leave this earth,
their bodies lie in state.
While thousands note their passing
and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life story,
from the time that they were young.
But the passing of a soldier
goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is it the greatest contribution
to the welfare of our land,
some jerk who breaks his promise
and con's his fellow man.,
Or the ordinary fellow,
who in times of war and strife,
goes off to serve his country
and offers up his life.
The politicians stipend
and the style in which he lives,
are often disproportionate
to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier
who offered up his all.
Is paid with a medal,
and perhaps a pension, small.
it is not the politicians
with their compromise and ploys
who won for us our freedom
that our country now enjoys,
Should you find yourself in danger,
with your enemies at hand,
would you really want some cop-out
with his ever waffling stand?
Of would you want a soldier,
his home, his country, his kin.
Just a common soldier
who would fight until the end.
He was just a common soldier
and his ranks are growing thin.
But his presence should remind us
we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
we find the soldier's part
is to clean up all the troubles
that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honour
while he's here to hear the praise,
then at least let's give him homage
at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline, that the paper might say.
( I make no apologies for  the lack of pictures
as this poem should stand alone)
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Check out this Blog: My Life as a DeafBlind Teacher

I'm a specialist/teacher for visually impaired children. I had a class of deaf-blind students once upon a time. I found you with google search email as I share sites such as yours on my website and with parents and teachers of the kids I serve. I will be checking in form time to time now that I know that you are here.

You are most welcome to check back anytime. I hope my life and work will serve as an inspiration to the families you serve.

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Numbers flash cards
I talked about how to make these in an earlier post.

Four Signs the IEP Is Working

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November 7, 2012

LD News

Dear Kathy,
Whether you're just starting out on your child's LD journey or you've been at it for years, you know that your child needs extra support from the school in order to succeed.

Most parents are familiar with the IEP (Individualized Education Program), a "road map" tailored to each child receiving special education services. But if your child struggles in school and doesn't qualify for an IEP, there's an alternate route to consider: a Section 504 plan, backed by a civil rights law designed to give all students equal access to the general education curriculum.

Whichever formal plan is supporting your child's education, it should be reviewed and updated annually so it can grow and change with your child's needs.

The NCLD Team

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Should you pursue a 504 plan to help your child succeed in school? To decide, you'll need to know the criteria for 504 plans and the types of students who make the best candidates. Get the facts before you act.
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Throughout her childhood, Jillian and her parents doggedly sought a diagnosis and treatment for her reading difficulties, to no avail. Read her story.
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