Yesterday, an article on mainstream supports for deaf children in the UK (by Cathy Heffernan) ran in the UK’s Guardian broadsheet newspaper. Deaf pupils will bear the brunt of education cuts Eighty-five per cent of deaf pupils in the UK are mainstream-educated at present. Like in Ireland, these pupils, their families and school teachers draw vital
Ladybird Publishing, a subsidiary of Penguin, recently launched an e-book application (app) for babies. While other major children’s publishers had previously launched apps for children, few were both suitable for babies, and available on all Apple devices, namely the iPad, iPhone and iPod. Teachers of deaf and hard of hearing preschoolers at Clayton Elementary School,
Deaf children can find mathematics challenging in terms of the vocabulary, language, and the need to understand new concepts. A solution has come to our attention: The Number Board, from Galway-based Wesco Ireland. What’s really clever, is that the Number Board is interactive whiteboard-compatible and has corresponding software for multi-sensory learning. The Number Board is
Word-rich TV shows, online games and hands-on resources improve preschoolers’ literacy, a new study by the Corporation of Broadcasting in the United States has found. Media resources in the program improve literacy in kids aged 2 to 8. For this study, 400 students in up to 80 classes from 47 different centres were taught in
A parent has just asked what toys and games are best for deaf children. The answer is – exactly the same as for other children! All kids need fun, and if they learn at the same time, that’s a bonus. Deaf children are visual, so bright toys and murals will attract and hold their interest. Learning through
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