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MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility

Photo: Student in a wheelchair [24/09/2014] The Erasmus Student Network is celebrating the launch of MapAbility platform, an online map designed to inform disabled students about the accessibility level of European Higher Education Institutions.MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility - Read more

Education vital to the visually impaired

Photo: Students reading books in Braille [12/09/2014] A new wide-ranging survey has gathered the responses of nearly 1000 visually impaired people. The project 'Med jobb i sikte' (Work in mind) has included the first major survey of its kind since 1994. Whereas in previous surveys the emphasis was on facilitation and support schemes, focus has now turned to the factors that help and hinder the visually impaired from getting jobs.Education vital to the visually impaired - Read more

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Photo: Boy riding a bike [10/09/2014] Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn't easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids - Read more

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

Photo: Pupils in class [04/08/2014] The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child's classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child's language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities.Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion - Read more

Inadequate support in schools for diabetic children

Photo: Pupils in class [14/07/2014] Diabetic pupils who receive inadequate support from schools and insensitive treatment from teachers may not be managing their condition adequately, with worrying long-term consequences for their health. This means there is an urgent need for greater awareness of the disease, so that young people with diabetes are not singled out for unwanted attention and have the facilities they need.Inadequate support in schools for diabetic children - Read more

3D printer to aid visually impaired in educational endeavors

Photo: Different objects made with a 3D printer [04/07/2014] Tactile objects in various size, shape and colors, can now be made with 3D printer. They are manufactured with thermal reflow treatment, which is eco-friendly and durable.3D printer to aid visually impaired in educational endeavors - Read more

Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants

Photo: Pupils in class [23/05/2014] Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing, according to Indiana University (IU) research.Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants - Read more

Academic Skills Are Essential for High School Graduates with Autism

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Hand underlining the word [02/04/2014] Scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) report that high school students with autism can learn under Common Core State Standards (CCSS), boosting their prospects for college and employment. Newly published recommendations from FPG's team also provide strategies for educating adolescents with autism under a CCSS curriculum.Academic Skills Are Essential for High School Graduates with Autism - Read more

Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source

For many seniors, so-called retirement is not automatically associated with stagnancy and inactivity. The number of volunteers increases steadily, because many people can benefit from the valuable experiences individuals garnered during their professional life. This is why so-called senior experts like to pass their knowledge on to where it is urgently needed.Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source - Read more

Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Kids with a tablet [26/03/2014] New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism - Read more

 
 

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