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Intro to Special Education/EDUC 200 HCC Spring 2004 Stephanie Greene. Special Needs Addressed in the School Library Media Center. A Journal Review. Staff Development. Teacher Collaboration. Print and Non-Print Resources. How do we begin to create a Disabled-Friendly Media Center?.

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Intro to Special Education/EDUC 200

HCC Spring 2004

Stephanie Greene

Special Needs Addressed

in the School Library Media Center

A Journal Review

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StaffDevelopment

Teacher Collaboration

Print and Non-Print Resources

How do we begin to create a

Disabled-Friendly Media Center?

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Staff Development

  • In-Service Workshop Topics
  • simulated activities
  • modification of educational programs
  • impact of inclusion students on general students
  • disorders & disabilities awareness
  • how to create interactive activities

MEDIA STAFF

and

VOLUNTEERS

Can we find time? Talk to your Administrator!

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Staff Development

  • Library Science Programs

Collection Development Courses

  • alternate material formats
  • available resources
  • furniture and design suggestions
  • adaptive technology

MEDIA STAFF

and

VOLUNTEERS

Talk to your Instructors!

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Collaboration

Special Education Teachers

Library Media Specialists

provide valuable resources for

Basic Services

Specialized Needs

Differentiated Instruction

Communication

visual aids, slowing down instruction, individual needs

Get to know the students together!

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Print & Non-Print Resources

  • Print
  • Braille Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Picture Books
  • Picture Dictionaries
  • Non-Print
  • Scanning Software
  • Books on Tape
  • Large Screened Monitors
  • Specialized Keyboards
  • High Interest/Low Level Vocabulary Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Adult Literacy Materials
  • Audio Recorders with Variable Speeds
  • Voice Output Devices
  • Online Communication Chat Formats
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Why is this so important?

Promotes Self-Confidence

in our Special Needs Students

Promotes Greater Independence

for our Special Needs Students

Increases Motivation and Academic Performance

by our Special Needs Students

Positively Changes Peer Attitudes

Provides a stronger program for the entire learning community!

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Special Resources

This is only the beginning!

BOOKS

American Printing House for the Blind www.aph.org

Seedlings Braille Books for Children www.seedlings.org

American Foundation for the Blind Product Center www.afb.org

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults www.actionfund.org/default.htm

National Braille Press, Inc. www.nbp.org

TECHNOLOGY

DVS Home Video www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/resources/dvs-home-video-catalogue.html

Descriptive Video Service, WGBH-TV www.wgbh.org/wgbh/index.html

Narrative Television Network www.narrativetv.com

Enabling Technologies Company www.brailler.com

Independent Living Aids, Inc. www.independentliving.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Blindness Resource Center, The New York Institute for Special Education www.nyise.org/blind.htm

Perkins School for the Blind www.perkins.pvt.k12.ma.us/index.php

BookShare.org www.bookshare.org

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References

Brisco, Shonda. [2003]. From Braille to zoom text: Resources to meet the needs of blind or visually impaired students in the Media Center. Library Media Connection, 22[1], 50-53.

Hansen, Eileen. [1995]. Count them in: 7 ways to help mentally disabled students. School Library Journal, 41[11], 27-30.

Hopkins, Janet. [2004]. New support for visual and reading disabilities. Library Media Connection, 22[4], 48-50.

Murray, Janet. [2000]. Training school library staff to cater for diversity. Education for Information, 18[4], 313-324.

Murray, Janet. [2000]. How school librarians can contribute to the personal growth of students with disabilities. Orana, 36[2], 5-12.

Strahl, Amy. E-mail interview. 25 February 2004.