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Research On Accessibility

Classroom Seating for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Therapy Balls Versus Chairs

Stated objective from the authors: ‘The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of therapy balls as seating on in-seat behavior and legible word productivity of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Additionally, social validity was assessed to evaluate teacher and student opinions regarding the intervention.’

Connecting to Learn: Educational and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

Presents a comprehensive approach to matching the right assistive technology with students with disabilities, especially visual and auditory disabilities.

  • Date: 2003
  • Author: Marcia J. Scherer
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers, Community Stakeholders
  • Topic: Educational technology for people with disabilities

Disability Research Information Page

An online repository of articles and other research materials pertaining to all aspects of disability.

  • Date: 2003
  • Author: Marcia J. Scherer
  • Publisher: Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Format: Online Resource
  • Audience: Education Stakeholders, Community Stakeholders
  • Topic: Educational technology for people with disabilities
  • Source: http://www.ccsd.ca/drip/

Inclusion: Recent Research

A readable, non-technical introduction to contemporary research in the field of inclusion, dealing with topics such as challenging behaviour, effects of inclusion on the “other” students, teacher attitudes, academic achievement and more.

  • Date: 1997
  • Author: Gary Bunch and Angela Valeo
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Education Stakeholders, Community Stakeholders
  • Topic: Contemporary research in inclusive education

Irlen Coloured Filters for Reading: a Six-Year Follow-up

Research conducted on the possible causes, and potential solutions for, reading difficulties associated with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The research suggests a possible neurophysiological cause related to the perception of colour contrasts that may be addressed effectively through the use of coloured lenses.

Research and Training Center on Community Living

The Research and Training Center on Community Living provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities.

  • Date: 1994
  • Publisher: The Research and Training Center
  • Format: Online Resource
  • Audience: Education Stakeholders, Community Stakeholders
  • Topic: Self advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities

Responsible Inclusion for Students with Learning Disabilities

The purpose of this article is to contrast responsible with irresponsible inclusion practices for students with learning disabilities. Guidelines include: i)student and family are considered first; teachers choose to participate in inclusion classrooms; adequate resources are provided for inclusion classrooms; models are developed and implemented at the school-based level; ingoing professional development and continuous evaluation of the service model.

  • Date: 2017
  • Author: Sharon Vaughn and Jeanne Shay Schumm
  • Publisher: Journal of Learning Disabilities, Volume 28, Number 5, may 1995
  • Format: Online Resource
  • Audience: Teachers, Education Stakeholders
  • Topic: Inclusion for Students with Learning Disabilities

Synesthesia

This paper investigates the history of synesthesia research, including primary researchers, neurological factors, and relation to perception and cognition.