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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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    Accommodating a New Student with a Disability in your Primary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 5
    "Although legislation underpins the rights of the disabled (Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act, 1992; NSW Anti Discrimination Act, 1997) to an education in the neighbourhood school with peer and community interaction, teachers may experience...

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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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    Adventist Risk Management Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist Risk Management (ARM) provides professional risk management service in the areas of risk control consultation and education, property/casualty insurance, health care claims adjudication and personal risk services.

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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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    Descriptive Analysis of Participation and Belonging among People with Disabilities in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary-Lifelong
    "More than 25% of adults in the U.S. live with a disability, while only 10% of NAD church members report disabilities. The good news is, those who are attending church are no different in measures of 'being present,' 'being needed,' and 'being cared for.'...

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    Effective Early Reading Instruction - Aligning Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment for Special Education Kindergarten-Grade 4
    “The primary purposes of this article are to provide background knowledge about language and reading development; describe new assessment tools; share practical guidance for developing early reading standards to reduce reading problems; and suggest ways...

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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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    Helen Keller - Courage in the Dark - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 2
    NAD Pathways Grade 2 selection for Theme 9: Social Issues & Culture. When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher, Annie Sullivan, empower Helen...

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    Hiring Disabled Workers - Bringing the Whole Community into the Workforce Grade 12-Lifelong
    This article, written by a Seventh-day Adventist business scholar, presents the Biblical idea of holiness and how it is applicable to the practice of business.

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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: 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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    Lived Experiences on Employment of Persons with Disability in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study explored the lived experiences of persons with disabilities (PWD) working in the local government offices in Mandaue City, Cebu, in their employment activities to propose measures to enhance their well-being through policy formulation....The...

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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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    Music Activities for Exceptional Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special/exceptional child issue focuses on music-related activities to benefit special learners and other children. Benefits of music include improved concentration and coordination, emotional impact, socialization benefits, self-esteem...

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    Opening the Church School Doors to the Learning Disabled Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue suggests that church school principals should be willing to admit children with mild learning disabilities into Adventist schools. Until recently the educational practices of the Adventist school system...

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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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    Speech and Language Disorders: The Forgotten Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE exceptional child issue provides information on identification of communication disorders and appropriate referral procedures. Articulation, fluency disorders, language, voice production, and hearing problems are discussed. Facts...

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    Teaching Tolerance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "What we don't understand, we tend to fear"--with these words Robert Egbert dissects the characteristics of prejudice, noting that attitudes toward those who are different often stem from parental, peer, and media coaching or influence. Egbert provides...

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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 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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    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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    Toward a Christian Understanding of Students With Disabilities Preschool-Lifelong
    This article briefly outlines the history of Special Education and the issues faced by people with disabilities, especially within education. It also addresses issues relative to categorical assumptions, appropriate education and funding.

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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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    Traumatic Brain Injury - Informed Accommodation in the Classroom Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "This paper discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the symptoms that affect a student emotionally, cognitively and socially after experiencing a TBI." It also "suggests effective strategies that teachers can use in their classroom when...

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    Use of the audio visual tactile treatment on disabled readers in grades three and four - its effect on word recognition, silent reading comprehension, and attitude towards reading Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Audio Visual Tactile (AVT) treatment in third- and fourth-grade disabled readers in three areas of reading: word-recognition skills, silent-reading comprehension skills, and attitude...

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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...

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    Would You Open That Door, Please? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this article from the JAE exceptional child issue, a teacher tells how his temporary handicap helped him understand the difficulties handicapped students experience. He relates how much more intricate the problems of the handicapped are, how delicate the...