Published on: 05 Oct 2022
Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
June 2022 - Latest Recording HERE
The Global Day of Parents is celebrated on the 1st of June every year. UN General Assembly proclaimed this day in 2012 by passing a resolution and honours parents for their relentless support, sacrifice and commitments towards their children.
LinkedIn add Dyslexia as a skill to their jobs section
LinkedIN review their employability skills to include Dyslexic Thinking. Sir Richard Branson has hailed LinkedIn's decision to recognise the term "Dyslexic Thinking" as a major step towards helping people feel proud of their neurodiversity.
The businessman and entrepreneur, 71, and global charity Made By Dyslexia have collaborated with the business-focused social network to recognise the term as a valuable skill.
The platform is now offering its members the chance to add it to their profiles, while online resource Dictionary.com has also said it will be adding "Dyslexic Thinking" as an official term.
Incluzun will be at the Middle East EdX Summit 2022, 1st – 2nd June 2022, In-Person Event in Abu Dhabi – UAE (https://lnkd.in/d4jtENRG).
Activate Your Attendee Pass with exclusive promocode: EDX2022COF
UAE Research break through on neurological markers for Autism, 2022
World Food Safety Day is celebrated on 7 June to draw global attention to the consequences of contaminated food and water to health. Also, this day focuses on the way to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The safety of food is a key to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
This day is launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to focus attention on the worldwide extinction of child labour, efforts and the action required to eliminate it. In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in which they have included a clause to end child labour.
According to the World Health Organization an estimated one in 160 children worldwide has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Based on these statistics, there is a need to better understand the unique genetic causes of Autism as well as the pattern of treatment sought by parents of children with the condition. Al Jalila Foundation invested in ‘A prospective study of UAE children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ with leading expert Dr Ammar Albanna from Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
The pioneering study paved the way for future comprehensive studies that will assist in identifying the genetic underpinning of ASD which will have significant implications, including prevention, healthcare systems planning, and individualised treatment. Read more HERE
A review of scholarly work indicates a shift in the definition of universal design. Originally, the focus was placed on physical access to the built environment through design innovations that, while small in scale, resulted in significantly improved outcomes. This has developed to a more contemporary vision that addresses issues of social justice across multiple strata. This development is an indicator of the evolution of the field and has significant implications for those teaching universal design. This article investigates the evolution of the definition of universal design, presenting each of the definitions in their historical context, presents the survey results of interior design educators’ perceptions of these definitions, and concludes with implications for universal design, particularly in the interior design discipline. Read more HERE
Free resources on Inclusive Teaching from The British Council
Free Live Webinars in Education
Education UAE have some awesome articles in their current issue
No Pens Wednesday at Brighton Abu Dhabi highlights the importance of multiple options for expression or task completion in schools. Read about this interesting initiative and many more in the current issue.
Teach Middle East: Learning to Lead in Eduction
Top Tips of growing leadership skills HERE
Next Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum
Innovations in Research
Children with disabilities are at greater risk of social exclusion. In part, this results from the negative perceptions of disability held by their peers. An innovative, school-based project used creative music-making sessions facilitated by young disabled musicians to nurture more positive attitudes among students of determination. Read the paper HERE.
The Pandemic has been particularly severe. In projects across Ethiopia, Nepal, Qatar and Malawi researchers interviewed parents, carers and teachers to find out both how COVID-19 had affected these children’s education and how their participation might be sustained.
Who to follow this month
Thought leaders are those who excel in their profession and create and share content for educational and motivational purposes. Thought leaders within education generate motivation and create better pathways for learning, calling the very best from our schools and universities.
Farouk Day and educator of Johns Hopkins aims to close the gaps in outcomes, ambitions, and skills for all learners regardless of background or social capital. He believes that the best way to achieve this is to ensure that access to transformative experiences, meaningful connections, and resources does not require luck, personal networks, or navigational skills.
As always, we welcome your input, please do let us know if you have a good idea you want to share- if you have used a tool or app that has supported your students or staff in a meaningful way or if you can talk about pitfalls to avoid. We are always seeking speakers to contribute.
Thank you all who have been sharing, please do like and share and help us spread inclusion & wellbeing far and wide!
Please do let us know if you have any other topics that you would like to address particularly.
We are here to share, no one has the perfect answer, only what works in your setting.
WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF AN AMAZING SCHOOL? Global School Alliance Blog
December 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Newsletter
November 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
Innovations in Inclusive Education to suport the upcoming Inspection Framework
Jan 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Newsletter
Feb Inclusion & Wellbeing Newsletter
Mar inclusion & Wellbeing Newsletter
April 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
May 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
June 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
September 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter (1).pdf
October 2022 Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
Blog - A SENDCo's Guide for Back to School
Autism - What's the Deal?
Dyslexia - What's the deal?
Making sense of a return to school after a chaotic couple of years.
Hyposensitivty- What's the Deal?