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resources for faith-based education of students needing specific learning conditions or resources to succeed


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    NAD REACH Inclusion Resources Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) website and manual provide information for teachers on inclusion, characteristics and accommodations...

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    A Need to Succeed - Helping College Students With Special Needs Grade 9-Tertiary
    How many Adventist colleges are prepared to deal with special needs students? Should colleges admit students with special needs? Nine typical behavior patterns that the author has observed at the college level are listed. Helpful resources, ways to help, types...

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    Accommodating Students With Disabilities in Higher Education Tertiary
    Most higher education campuses have Disabilities Service Offices, but not everyone is familiar with what they do. This article answers that question and provides additional suggestions for helping students with disabilities succeed. For those who don’t...

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    ADHD: A Neglected Issue in Church Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article looks at the issues surrounding ADHD (attention deficit & hyperactivitiy disorder). The diagnostic criteria for ADHD are included, as well as how to engage and involve an ADHD child in the Adventist classroom.

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    Adventist Deaf Ministries International Kindergarten-Lifelong New!!
    Adventist Deaf Ministries International provides a variety of resources such as devotionals, videos, and printed materials. Also available is a list of division contacts as well as additional resources by country.

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    Child Study Teams Preschool-Grade 12
    A descriptive overview of child study teams that focuses on devising ways of meeting the special needs students may have, and providing solutions to problems that require intervention from specialized personnel.

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    Coping With an ADHD Child With Conduct Disorder in an Elementary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article presents a case study of a child who had ADHD and conduct disorder in an Adventist elementary classroom. Details about methods that have been used are discussed, as well as research-based suggestions provided by a psychiatrist. These include strategies...

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    Creating a Sensory Smart Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Do you have children that are experiencing sensory processing disorder (SPD)? Sensory processing is a trending topic in children and education recently. Many children have an SPD, and many more have symptoms of an SPD but are not diagnosed." The...

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    CUC Guidelines for Servicing the Academically Challenged Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A brief outline with recommended practices for assessing and accommodating students with special educational needs.

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    Do They Understand What I Just Taught? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on formative assessment ideas and techniques to assist teachers in determining if their students understand a developing concept. An assessment technique can cue the instructor to adjust, reteach, or enrich a given lesson...

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    Educational Tracking: A Democratic and Christian Dilemma Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Cheryl Simpson presents a historical overview of ability and achievement based curriculum tracking in American schools, and how this practice impacts students with special needs. Sub-headings include: Singling Out Gifted Students; Tracking and Special Education;...

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    Empowering Persons with Disabilities Through Training and Employment: A Case Study Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Empowering persons with disabilities (PWDs) involves ensuring their independence and self-reliance by creating job opportunities for them...This qualitative case study examined the effort of empowering PWDs through training and employment by 'Handcrafted...

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    Factors influencing Belize district primary school teachers' attitudes toward inclusive education Grade 1-Grade 8
    Inclusive education continues to be a reoccurring challenge as various factors affect to what extent teachers or educators are willing to educate children with disabilities in the regular education setting alongside their non-disable peers. This quantitative...

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    Friendship Ministries Grade 9-Lifelong
    Friendship Ministries assists churches and organizations in ministering with, not to, people who have mental impairments. A series of Bible Study and Life Study lessons that help participants in learning to serve each other and develop lasting friendships...

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    Handling Common Emotionally Based Behavior Problems Preschool-Tertiary
    Understanding the characteristics of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder can help teachers find interventions to address each condition and recognize behaviors and symptoms that require...

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    How Can I Help My Students Who Can’t Focus, Get Organized, Pay Attention, or Sit Still? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This presentation from a 2018 NAD convention workshop will "provide tools, resources, and strategies that can be used in your classroom to help students who have ADHD characteristics become more successful. Learn how to use flexible seating and brain...

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    How Can I Help My Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension? Kindergarten-Grade 6
    The most important skill in reading is constructing meaning. Reading and comprehension are defined, as a precise definition of both will help teachers understand how to choose appropriate classroom interventions for individual needs. Comprehension instruction...

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    Inclusion Challenge: Joey in the Multi-Age Room Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE issue on special education tells of Joey, who had troubles in kindergarten and first grade. When he entered the multigrade classroom, the teacher observed him to see his strengths and weaknesses. They worked to minimize the problems...

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    Inclusion Challenge: The Story of Peter Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article tells the story of Peter, who was having difficulties in school because of family problems. The school designed an individualized program for him which provided him with one-on-one attention from a substitute teacher. This program allowed him...

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    Inclusive Education - Embrace, Involve, Integrate Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A special education coordinator describes inclusive education, and how it will benefit every child in your classroom.

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    Inclusive Education Resource List Preschool-Grade 12
    This list provides links to resources on inclusion.

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    Inclusive Practices For All Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    "Provided in this unit is a theoretical and biblical framework that supports inclusion as well as varying strategies, activities, and materials that promote effective inclusive teaching practices." Includes a book list, video clip links, and a section...

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    Is Adventist Education for Everyone? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author surveyed Adventists in the Lake Union Conference about the possibility of developing Adventist special-education programs for the mentally retarded. The only way for all Adventist children to be enrolled in Adventist schools is to develop special-education...

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    JAE Editorial: Learners with Disabilities - Christian Education's Blind Spot Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial from the special JAE issue on special education looks at and refutes three reasons often given for not accepting special needs students. These are: cost, detraction from the needs of other students, and lack of teachers trained to address special...

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    JAE Editorial: Adventist Education and Students With Disabilities Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The December 2015 issue of the Journal of Adventist Education is a special topic issue about Special Education. In her guest editorial, Luana Greulich describes how educators can better serve students with...

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    Level One Autism / High-Functioning Autism - Implications for Schools, Principals and Teachers Preschool-Tertiary
    As diagnosis rates of autism spectrum disorder rise, what are the implications in your classroom? Read this article for more information and ideas.

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    Loving the Unlovely - Teachers Share Their Response Preschool-Tertiary
    Three teachers share their reflections on how to relate to students whose beliefs, attitudes, remarks, thinking, or even appearance may disrupt class harmony. Whether the student is misbehaving or simply doesn't fit in with the others, it is important for...

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    Mainstreaming at the Preschool Level Preschool-Grade 1
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is an introduction to the world of Inclusion, incorporating special needs children into a typical needs preschool classroom. The PowerPoint provides an understanding of the importance of inclusion practices at...

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    Making a Teachers Day - World Teachers Day - ACE Awards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    After receiving an award from the Australian College of Educators, the author writes of her teaching experiences and ministry.

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    Making Special Education a Reality Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mallery writes about the need for special education programs within Adventist schools. She shares the development and implementation process of the Basic Education Support Team (BEST) program at La Sierra SDA Elementary School in Riverside, California. Mallery...

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    Multiple Intelligences: Teaching for the Future Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this JAE article, the author tells how multigrade classrooms are using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. It includes sample lesson plans, a reading list, and sidebar comments from a first grade teacher...

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    Online Resources for Exceptional Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Stevens recommends numerous online resources to help Adventist teachers reach students with special needs.

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    Overcoming the Barrier in Special Education - A Qualitative Investigation into the Need for Speech and Language Therapists in St. Lucia Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "There has been serious under-representation of speech and language therapists in St. Lucia even with the genesis and augmentation of this service in the Western world. A qualitative study was conducted to investigate the need for this service in St....

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    Post-School Transition - Preparation for High School Students with Disabilities - A Vital Issue for Special Education Grade 12-Lifelong
    "Students with disabilities face many barriers and issues in their schooling years; and perhaps one factor that impacts most on how they succeed into adulthood is the transition program run by the school to bridge the gap between schooling and work,...

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    REACH - Gain Strategies for Working with Your Struggling Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is designed to help teachers walk through the REACH process, from determining the characteristics of students with learning needs to learning what strategies, accommodations, and resources are available to help...

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    Response to Intervention for Math - Using Data to Design and Monitor Interventions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Response to Intervention (RTI) is “a systematic process to analyze student outcome data in order to determine appropriate interventions” for students who are struggling with math. In an RTI classroom model, the teacher first examines class-wide...

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    Special Education Metaphor No. 1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, William Crawford retells the imaginary story of Snow White (the teacher) who is sent to teach the seven dwarves. Each dwarf represents a different 'problem' in the classroom, from the one who sleeps over his work to the one who grumbles under...

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    Special Education Metaphor No. 2: Two Gardens Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article tells the story of Mr. Spade, the gardener who treated every plant exactly the same way and then wondered why they all died. The other gardener, Mrs. Greenthumb, chose the perfect spot for each plant then gave each the water and fertilizer it...

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    Special-needs Children and Mental Health Preschool-Tertiary
    One in three students with special needs also needs mental health care. This article identifies and reviews three mental-health disorders commonly found among children: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and...

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    Strategies for Accommodations Resource List Preschool-Grade 12
    This list links to resources in the area of accommodations.

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    Strategies to Address Educational Needs of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students with hearing impairments have unique learning needs, especially when it comes to language acquisition. This paper uses research findings to suggest effective management strategies educators can use to target all aspects of student wellbeing.

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    Student Achievement Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources and studies about raising student success and achievement.

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    Teach All, Reach All - Create Inclusive & Engaging Learning Environments Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session will teach you to "create inclusive and engaging learning environments through Universal Design to meet the learning needs of your students" using a "variety of Instructional, Social/Emotional/Behavioral,...

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    Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares the top ten characteristics that help teachers better understand the hearts and minds of children with autism. It is based on Ellen Notbohm’s book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You...

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    The Classroom Teacher and the Silent Epidemic Grade 1-Grade 12
    Hearing impairment affects one person in fifteen, and has thus been described as the silent epidemic. This article outlines theoretical consideration of hearing impairment, essential to understanding what it is and how to identify it. Four approaches for dealing...

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    The Emerging Face of Special Students - Strategies for Success in School Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation utilizes current curricular models to meet the needs of Autistic students and/or students classified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This session gives strategies and materials to work with and better understand...

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    The Impact of Involvement in Circle Time on the Social and Emotional Awareness of Students Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Preschool-Grade 2
    "This study examines outcomes associated with the implementation of circle time to improve the social and emotional awareness of students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder."

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    The Power of Portfolios in Inclusive Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jeannette Rogers Dulan shows how portfolios can be used to empower students with special need enrolled in inclusive classrooms. Portfolios engage students, help teach reflection and self-evaluation skills, help teachers document learning in areas not covered...

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    The Sport of Teaching Needs a Coach - And That’s Me! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explains the "Learning Coach" position created by the Alberta Conference in order to meet new province regulations involving support for inclusive education.

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    To Retain or Not to Retain? That is the Question Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article examines the controversy over failing or passing students. The authors look at student issues (physical, intellectual, and emotional), parent issues, historical issues, and school issues, to give a well-rounded approach to the question.

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    Tommy Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Arlinda Cotton shares an inspirational story of a special student named Tommy. Teaching Tommy was challenging, but the lessons he taught in return of forgiveness determination, cheerfulness, faith, and love were long-lasting.

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    Training Christian Special Educators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses training educators to teach students with special needs. Two basic strategies, effective instruction methods and collaboration, are addressed. James Tucker demonstrates how the effective...

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    Understanding Autistic Children in the Classroom Preschool-Tertiary
    How do you know if a child in your classroom is autistic? The authors explain various manifestations of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD; procedures for diagnostic testing; and classroom strategies for more effective teaching.

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    Understanding the Student with Attention Deficit Disorder, Part I Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A comprehensive overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a biological condition over which the child has no control. Children with ADHD often have trouble staying seated, paying attention, working independently, completing tasks, and following...

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    Using Computers to Teach Learning Disabled Students in your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This JAE article discusses ways in which computers can be used in the classroom, both for learning-disabled students, and others. Includes specific ideas for word processing, reading, math, database management, pacing, specific disabilities, and classroom...

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    We Diluted Education and Called It Special Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this article the authors discuss special education's unintended results. Everyone needs an education that is 'special', and standardized tests don't tell the whole story. Gradually, it is becoming clear that inclusion is the best solution, because students...

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    Why Adventist Education Should Be Special - A Polemic With Some Practical Suggestions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Adventist Education has historically been egalitarian; however, surveys show that a vast majority of Adventist schools do not employ an Adventist teacher trained in Special Education, limiting the ability of special needs students to get the resources they...