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STEM Education for students with learning disabilities

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Joined: Apr 23, 2010
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Posted Apr 23, 2010 at 10:33:50 AM
Subject: STEM Education for students with learning disabilities

The release of the new NETP (national education technology plan) and the explicit push for STEM based education. I think is a great idea, however typically you wouldn't associate learning disabilities with STEM based education and employment. However over the last four years team Megahurts has implemented a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technoloy - http://usfirst.org ) based approach. Which has been super successful for out students with complex learning disabilities, placing them in TOP STEM programs in the country.

I was wondering if anyone else has looked at or evaluated this approach. I would really like to get some feedback because as far as I am aware Brehm Preparatory School is the only school who's population is composed of students with complex learning disabilities that competes. I think it would do good to get this out and make people aware.

Feed back would be appreciated!

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Posted:Apr 23, 2010 11:04:56 AM

I am quite familiar with FIRST and I completely agree with you. We need to see more schools adopt it for students with LD issues. Of course it depends on the instruction, and I am not aware of any instructional materials which support education students with LDs. It would be great to see that information made public so that others may benifit!

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Posted:May 05, 2010 9:09:16 PM

Hey there,

I just launched a site that may assist many of the children on this site learn via video. We cover Math and Language Arts right now with more on the way. Please feel free to check out The Academy Kids - www.theacademykids.com


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