Monday, March 07, 2011

What Is The Lesson From The Closing Of Newfoundland School For The Deaf?

Some of the similarities of the proposal to close Newfoundland School for the Deaf (closed last August 2010) and what was proposed for 4201 schools are discussed here. Mostly about the perspective of mainstreaming and excluding teachers from schools for the Deaf from participating in IEP meetings and decision making when it comes to recommendations for appropriate placement and evaluation are addressed. This is like a domino effect taking place but we need to learn this lesson on how we can further prevent from this to happen.

(either transcript/subtitles will be coming soon)

OnTheGo Radio Transcript, click here.

Fourth World Congress On Mental Health and Deafness, click here.

Related vlog links:

NSD: Letter From A Deaf Former Elected Parliamentarian To King by Shel  Potma

NSD: The Quiet Death of a Deaf School? NOT SO! by Shel  Potma

Wow! iPhone App as an Educational Tool for Deaf Kids in Newfoundland! by Shel  Potma

I See What I See by Ridor

LRE vs. MRE = what’s it gonna be for ye? by Patti Durr 

MmEaRiTnS: isolating cases and cutting to the chase by Patti Durr 

Are mainstreaming programs REALLY better? by Dr. Don Grushkin

The “Mainstreaming” Experience: “Isolated cases”? by Dr. Don Grushkin 

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Link on letter template, click here.