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Teaching Children with Serious Cerebral Palsy About Scanning

Using Clicker 4 to teach children the scan method of accessing a computer.

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A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


National Information Center For Children And Youth With Disabilities Clearinghouse
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Almost all major resources and organizations for children with disabilites can be located here. Although specific to the US, it's information is helpful anywhere in North America.


British Columbia's Treasure Trove For Special Educators!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Resources for educators ranging from vision loss to anorexia in the classroom.


Bobby Is On The Beat, Checking The Web For Accessible Design!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Bobby is a web-based tool that analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities. Anyone who has a website can now check their sites to make sure that everyone has access.


Basics For Parents - A Step By Step Guide To Your Child's Educational Evaluation
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

The United States' special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA is a very important law for children with disabilities, their families, and schools. The evaluation process described in this article is based on what this law requires.


Parent's Guide To Accessing Programs For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have disabilities are entitled to early intervention and special education. Find out how to access your local resources!


Keeping The Promise: Reflections On A Global Workshop On Children With Disabilities In Developing Countries
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

The Acadamy for Educational Development convened a Global Workshop of grassroots practitioners, service providers, professional educators, parents of children with disabilities, NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the worldwide challenge of full intergration of children with disabilities. Here is your chance to read their report.


Talking About Children with Special Needs - A Guide To Respectful Language
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Learn the correct and preferred terms to use when you are working with students and talking about students with special needs in this short guide to respectful language.


An American History of Mental Retardation
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A historical look at how the mentally challenged have been treated beginning with the 1400's to present day. See just how far we have come!


Children With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Well-organized links to federal and state resources.


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Where should I grip my pencil?

Some children hold their pencils too far up the pencil's shaft. Their hands may even be right off of the paper, causing light pressure and wobbly control. Try wrapping a bright Wikki Stix around the pencil at the proper grasp point. The visual and tactile cue can really help!

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