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Role Models-Look No Further than the Paralympics 2012

July 15, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Role Models Look No Further Than The Paralympics 2012

Have you met Mandeville and Wenlock?   Think Paralympics and Olympics.  These mascots were created by Grant Hunter in collaboration with children.  They were made with children in mind to help encourage participation in Paralympic and Olympic sports.  We love that Mandeville and Wenlock are encouraging ALL children to aspire to be  world-class athletes. Not only are the Olympics a big deal (See our Olympic PrAACtical AAC perspective), but the Paralympics are also a big deal.  Paralympic Althletes  impress most everyone and provide an opportunity for children with disabilities  ALL over the world, to have role models who might look or sound like them.  We love it when everyone can be inspired together. The Summer Paralympics will take place in London, England, in 2012, from August 29 through September 9. They will be the biggest Paralympic Games ever featuring 4,200 athletes from 160 countries who will compete in 20 sports.  These... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Conversation about the Olympics

July 6, 2012 by - 2 Comments

PrAACtical Conversations About the Olympics

It’s not too early to begin. It seems that everyone is talking about the London 2012 Olympics. The Olympic conversation is an interesting teaching and learning platform for almost any  communication and language goals.   It is fun, educational, and most importantly, most smaller and larger ‘communities’ will have Olympic images, videos, television shows, and conversation. There will soon be Olympic immersion.  You can TALK and TEACH before the Olympics start, while they are happening, and even after they are over. It is easy to include ALL learners at ALL levels with these free resources that do the time-consuming preparation work for you. Just use your language facilitation strategies and have fun!        News 2 You London 2012 Olympics              Widget Free Pack- Olympics 2012 Primary Treasure Chest- Olympic Printable Free Resources **Bonus- we often also use these resources for home programming because our clinic is closed... [Read More...]

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