By Cynthia Ann Bowman, Paul T. Jaeger
Written for adolescents with disabilities and the folk who take care of and train them, this specified source deals either notion and suggestion to aid disabled children effectively meet the specified social and educational demanding situations of highschool and to discover their paths into the longer term. Compiling a wealth of workmanship on a variety of matters in highschool and the entire accompanying significant existence occasions, this edited quantity bargains counsel, aid, event, and encouragement, delivering every thing from clarification of felony rights to tips on potent examine behavior. throughout the voices of disabled scholars and their lecturers and kinfolk, the ebook presents insights into the inner dilemmas that scholars face in addition to difficulties they could come upon within the lecture room, at domestic, and in society. This ebook is written to supply instruments that empower scholars with disabilities face their demanding situations whereas supplying educators, kin and pals insights into concerns those scholars may perhaps come across in the course of their highschool years. each highschool instructor, administrator, counselor, and librarian should still familiarize themselves with the problems explored on those pages.The publication is split into 5 topical sections that every addresses a suite of similar matters. part I presents a historical past of disabilitities throughout varied instances and cultures and a dialogue of the criminal rights of scholars with disabilities. part II discusses the cultural and social matters disabled young people face in smooth society and appears at representations in movie and literature. part III is dedicated to the numerous interactions and relationships confronted in highschool, together with relationship, socialization, and extracurricular actions. part IV addresses matters regarding educational good fortune and the concluding bankruptcy bargains instruments for advocacy and empowerful. Appendicies whole this multi-facted quantity with lists of extra readings and online assets for college students with disabilities.
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A few years after that, I got my first optical character reader software. Although the voice sounded distressingly close to Darth Vader with serious sinus problems, my computer could actually tell me what a document said. These types of features, which are so common now, really were revelations when I first got them. Computers were not only useful, they could help me do research and read things that I previously couldn't. Reading information off of a computer screen was easier than reading a book.
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Besides communicating with my parents through our hands and loud voices, we have other special needs. In order to call my parents on the phone, we use a relay service or TTY [a telecommunications device for the deaf]. Additionally, we watch television by reading the closed caption across the bottom of the screen. I also have had to attend meetings with my parents in order to translate for them. Although I have been surrounded by disabilities all of my life, I am still a typical teenager. If my peers tell me that my family is not normal, I respond by telling them we are just more accommodating.
A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities by Cynthia Ann Bowman, Paul T. Jaeger