Tag - inclusion and special needs

A Ramah Tikvah counselor shares how his summer changed the way that he understands kids with disabilities–and himself

Oz and campers. Courtesy of Oz Isseroff By Oz Isseroff The last camper had left camp and a few hours left before staff party. I walk back from the parking lot and try to sum up this last month in my head. I was told it would be a meaningful experience but no one could have really prepared me for this adventure. I try to put things in order, to...

Arugot – Haifa, Israel – Methods used with preschool children in developmental preschools

By Ruth Kaniel Arugot, located in Haifa – Israel, is a dynamic learning and therapy center for children with learning disabilities, developmental delays and emotional problems. A range of nurturing programs address the needs of 400 children, all from the lower socio-economic sector. A multi-disciplinary staff provides remedial tutoring for...

From ASL interpreters to service dogs, Orthodox shuls trying to be more inclusive

Wheelchair-accessible bimah platforms, like this one at Young Israel of Toco Hills, in Atlanta, are among the changes Orthodox synagogues are making to be more inclusive of Jews with disabilities. Photo Courtesy Young Israel of Toco Hills. By Abigail Pickus Erik Bittner can pinpoint the exact moment he felt his son with autism was truly included...

Do We Over-Emphasize Learning Styles?

By Lisa Friedman There is no doubt in my mind that EVERYONE has the ability to learn. We just each go about it differently. From Proverbs, “Teach a child according to his/her own way,” but how do you discover a learner’s “way”? One thought is that a child’s “way” is his/her learning style. Learning style is defined as an...