Developmental disabilities

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 2: Supporting Self-Advocacy Passport (2013)

This workbook is part of a program designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn how to advocate for themselves, and to help their allies learn how to support their self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-28

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport (2012)

A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities

This workbook is part of a video-based training program developed to help youths and adults with developmental disabilities, and the people who support them, learn more about self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-21

It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide (2013)

My History, Our Future - A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities & ally training program for their supporters

This facilitation guide is part of a video-based training program created for youth and adults with developmental disabilities to learn how to be self-advocates, and for their allies to learn how to best support self-advocacy. Allies are support workers, relatives, friends, or other members of an individual’s support network who help facilitate self-advocacy.

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2013-10-17

The Cognitive Psychology of Literacy Teaching: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Dyslexia (2008)

In this book the author examines the concept of dyslexia. He begins by looking at the cognitive psychology of literacy, that is, how the brain works when it reads, writes or spells. He then looks at some interesting and unusual new ideas such as the powerful effect of affect on learning and performance, the significance of learned helplessness to learning and literacy and the enigma of consciousness in our teaching.

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2008-09-30

Literacy Activities Handbook (2001)

Supporting Literacy for People with Intellectual / Developmental Challenges

This handbook, developed by the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC), is a resource for people working with adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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2007-11-08

Resources for Teachers of Basic Skills (1999)

This website review from CONNECT features Resources for Teachers of Basic Skills. This website provides instructors with activities, lesson plans, and downloadable software. Many of the downloads are suitable for the developmentally disabled.

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2003-07-18

Hey, I can read that! Perspectives on plain language and people with developmental disabilities (2002)

Jean talked about how teams of people with developmental disabilities create plain documents. She described how they do it and how this work has changed her as a person. Janet discussed some of the problems of producing materials for people who have more difficulty reading and understanding. She gave suggestions based on experience and talked about the effects of the plain language movement on the rehabilitation profession.

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2003-03-24

Networking With Organizations Serving Persons With Special Needs (2002)

Literacy Link South Central Community Development Project, A

This report describes a community development project carried out by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in Ontario in 2001-02.

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2003-03-17

Building Bridges For Adults with a Developmental Disability (2001)

This report provides the results of the three-phase project "Building Bridges for Adults with a Developmental Disability."

Phase one was used was to exchange information about positive developments in the fields of literacy and developmental disabilities. In addition, barriers, gaps and overlaps between the two service sectors were identified.

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2002-09-06

Working with Learning Outcomes for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (1999)

During this project, existing literacy outcomes were examined, a literature search was conducted, and focus groups were held with front-line literacy practitioners, adult learners, developmental workers and counselors. The central purpose of the project was to identify ways in which the Demonstrations of the Learning Outcomes could best enhance success for adults with developmental disabilities in literacy programs.

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2000-08-31

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