A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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But the handy tools mentioned above definitely deserve a closer look. Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team

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Chris Bugaj and his colleague Sally Norton-Darr have penned an informative (and indeed, fun to read) guide to the role of Assistive Technology (AT) and its practitioners in the school setting. Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

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Read and Write for Google

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For SLPs, I especially like the vocabulary tool that will collect highlighted vocabulary words within a document and add them to a new document with definitions and pictures for each word. assistive technology vocabulary writing

Take a "Peek!"

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It''s definitely a plus when we can up the engagement and fun on these types of interactions with students. In short, Peek lets you set up word or question lists, along with definitions or answers, and then interact with them using a Smart Cover.

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

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Many visitors to the booth reported that the site is definitely something they have been looking for- a "Google for therapy apps." ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books. It was great traveling to one of my favorite cities for this event.

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Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

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Microsoft Accessibility And Assistive Technologies For Education: A Total Economic Impact Analysis. technology

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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A fundamental problem in identifying individuals with dyslexia is that existing operational definitions of reading disability produce unstable phenotypes-meaning someone could be identified as having a reading disability during one test, but not during a second test.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

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“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

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And while I love LEGOs, Minecraft is definitely easier to build in scale and clean up, not to mention less likely to hurt your foot in a misstep. Minecraft, Autism and 21st Century Learning I was unaware of this early on, but eventually discovered that I wasn’t the only one who found Minecraft useful as an assistive technology for people with autism. Education Technology Personalized Learning Technology Tips 21st Century Skills Game-Based Learning

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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The definition of "easy" will depend on the target age. Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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They are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that is not aligned with their specific needs. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

Voice Dream

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pinch, swipe, tap, etc), it allows users an abundance of options to interact w/ their text, such as: highlighting, definitions, adding words to a dictionary, bookmarking, and more. AssistiveTek “This is a fantastic product and one of the best, if not the best, in the Text to Speech category of assistive technology products.” – Disabled World “Voice Dream provides excellent control over both the written and spoken versions of the text.