5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

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Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some. Below I have listed 5 pieces of assistive technology which can help children with SEND: YouTube – if you have a child with a hearing impairment, most YouTube videos now have captions and subtitles.

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia. That means. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

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If I were to make an FAQ page--I can''t think of questions that I get asked frequently enough to form a critical mass--one that would be there would go something like: "We just got an iPad. Green''s resources span the domains of communication-verbal expression, auditory comprehension, reading and comprehension, written expression- as well as cognition and memory, and provide something for every platform (web-based, PC/Mac, and an impressive array of specific iPod and iPad apps).

Hidden iPad Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties

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The value of technology, as Apple Education states, is in its empowering character, when individuals use it to extend their physical and cognitive limitations and transform their learning. 2019 Apple Education Assistive technologyTechnology.read more.

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Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading

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The post Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. Assistive Technology accessibility iPad readingText-To-Speech Text-to-Speech isn’t just for students with low-vision. It can also be beneficial to students experiencing a range of literacy difficulties.

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iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

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Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. In talking to groups out and about, I am aware that many people have been afraid to update their iPad to iOS 8 for fear it will slow things down or perhaps explode. iOS 8 has added a new iPad Essential - improved ease of use of text-to-speech tools.

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Add Custom Keyboards to your iPad in iOS 8

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In this way you can have Keedogo available when you want it, and switch to the grown-up keyboard when using the iPad yourself. assistive technology ipad essentials iOS 8, among other enhancements, brought the ability to add 3rd party keyboards to the operating system. Previously, though some modifications of the keyboard were possible, we had little choice in customizing keyboards for use with learners of different ages and styles.

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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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This review originally appeared on the PediaStaff Blog Book by: Christopher R Bugaj and Sally Norton-Darr Note: I read this book on my iPad''s Kindle app! 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.

Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

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nABLEing All Learners with iPad and Apple Watch. Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion). ” iOS devices such as the iPad include a number of built-in features that support diverse learners in reaching their full potential, including text to speech, word prediction, as well as dictation and support for closed captions.

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Assistive tech or consumer tech? A funding issue for schools, states, private insurers

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® As the lines between mainstream and assistive technology blur, it can create some confusion about funding sources for AT. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities insurance iPad learning appsLearn about several funding issues affecting states, private insurers, and schools.

Annotating Photos in iOS 10

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The good news is that you can now annotate photos without a specialized app, because these features have been added to the Photos app for iPad and iPhone. These features are part of iOS 10, which came out this past fall and was where Apple finally drew the line on the iPad 2. The iPad 2, now a 5 year-old line, cannot be updated to the latest version of the operating system. The iPad Air 2 is a good model for clinicians to consider.

Make a "BIG" Visual Support

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A takeaway I always emphasize in my workshops is that we can use technology in simple ways to engage. Make it Big is a simple, free app for iPad that allows you to type in a message so that it is displayed in color and, naturally, big. adults apps articulation assistive technology visual teachingVisual supports are key to our work. Fact is, a visual support displayed via a screen as opposed to a piece of paper has a cool, glowing factor we can't dismiss.

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Read and Write for Google

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not on an iPad, though Text Help just released an iPad app that I will need to explore). assistive technology vocabulary writing In honor of the just-concluded ATIA Conference in Florida, which I didn''t make it to this year, I thought I''d feature a helpful tech tool for you as an educator- and one which you might be in the position to recommend for your students.

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Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

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The Echo Dot ($49.99) accesses Alexa, Amazon's "virtual personal assistant." Using Echo Dot involves a simple setup through an app on your phone or iPad, mostly to get it connected to Wifi, and then you are good to go. As usual, the technology can just provide a context to work on communication skills. assistive technology auditory comprehension context interactives social pragmatics social thinkingI have to admit I bought an Echo Dot because I hate birds.

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Tech-ing up Communication Books

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Google Docs app on iPhone, identical features available on iPad So, are you using Google Apps for parent communication? apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections descriptionI read a helpful post this week on Edutopia- 15 Questions to Replace "How was School Today?" , which I think is a good resource to share with parents.

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

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In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide. ExploreLearning (accessible also via a new iPad app once you obtain the trial login) provides interactive activities called "Gizmos" that show the sequential, cause-effect, and conditional relationships in science topics (e.g.

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newsela

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You can access it through a web browser or free app for iPad. apps assistive technology context discourse graphic organizers language arts literacy narrative reading comprehension social pragmatics text structure vocabularynewsela is a very nice resource of electronic news articles designed with education in mind, another e-resource to have in your toolkit along with EPIC! Books and ReadWorks. The site offers quite a lot to educators for free, and a "pro" tier is available.

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Voice Typing in Google Docs

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A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles. Keep in mind that this feature requires a microphone, Google Chrome Browser, and is only available on newer iPads currently. assistive technology executive function writing

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Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it. By repurposing technology to provide Just In Time Communication, we can provide efficient support to individuals with autism. edWeb Blog assistive technology Autism Autism and Communication students with autism

Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper

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I recently was pleasantly surprised to notice that Adobe Acrobat Reader for iPad (free) has been updated to do it all- scan a piece of paper and allow you to draw or write on it. Unfortunately, this is another instance where iPad 2s are not supported for the latest version (and the scanning feature of this app), so see some iOS 10 blah blah blah here. assistive technology visual teaching

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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

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These are OK to use in any project that stays on your iPad in the app itself or if it is saved locally to the Camera Roll ( this is Fair Use ), but not to be republished to the Internet. Leave the Videolicious app and turn on Airplane Mode in the Settings app of your iPad. This disconnects your iPad from the Internet.

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Summer Reading, Part 2

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Given the above two factors, I had begun to convince myself that I can effectively continue as a reader using my iPad and iPhone. So, since my technology was failing me, or I was failing within it, I bought a Kindle. assistive technology executive function professional development reading comprehension

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

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The website is iPad-friendly, so you can activate Speak Screen while using a passage to have it read aloud , or download and "Open In." assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

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So far I have been using Keep via its web version on the Mac, but there are apps available for iPad and iPhone and other platforms. Students may also have access to Keep (or you can request the administrator to "turn it on," and it therefore provides another assistive tech possibility within their existing Google Accounts. assistive technology consultation Google productivity

Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

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These include: iOS and Mac built-in accessibility features, Read and Write for Google and iPad, eText Platforms such as EPIC! This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators. assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDL

Create Photo Comics with Story Me

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Story Me (free for iPad) was named one of the best new apps by App Advice recently, and for good reason. apps assistive technology curriculum connections digital storytelling emotions literacy reading comprehension sequencing social pragmatics social thinking story grammar

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Take a "Peek!"

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Today, let''s look at Evernote Peek , an app that allows you to make fun little quizzes with an ingenious use of the iPad. Peek gained notoriety as the first (and I think since then, only) app that interacted with the iPad Smart Cover. apps assistive technology categories consultation curriculum connections description vocabulary word retrieval A good chunk of our work as SLPs is based on questioning students in some manner. What does that word mean?

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Google on Apple: Search is Language

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Most of us, including myself, probably turn most readily to the little Google field in the upper right corner of the Safari iPad app, which indeed does the job pretty handily. However, Google has been steadily improving its free (of course) Google Search app , and it now includes speech-to-text (Voice Search), regardless of the version of the iPad you are using. Google is pretty much synonymous with search.

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

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Note: Aurasma is available for free for iPhone, iPod and iPad 2 and above. My apologies to readers with an iPad 1. apps assistive technology association augmented reality books Common Core context curriculum connections FIVES images story grammar In yesterday''s post , I introduced the topic of augmented reality (AR), which can be used to add visuals such as animation, images, video and text to many contexts.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. where he coordinates Graduate Programs in Special Education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology. He maintains a consulting and private practice in the area of assistive technology working with schools and parents to find innovative solutions to support student learning. Brian S.

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 2- Making it Your Own!

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If you are not sure how to do this step, see this post about Saving Images to iPad. apps assistive technology augmented reality Common Core curriculum connections description digital storytelling images sentence formulation story grammar In the last post, we looked at how to use Aurasma''s own library of images, animations and 3D models to create an "aura"- an image overlay that appears when you scan a visual material (usually, another image).

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

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Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. My friend and colleague Tara Roehl did a terrific job presenting From iPad to iPlay: Utilizing Popular Apps to Engage Your Preschool-Middle School Clients. 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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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Defined by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 , AT is “any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” Think iPads, interactive whiteboards, and lots and lots of apps.

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Mac's Accessibility Features Teachers Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have learned about the different accessibility features embedded in iPad we move to Mac and show you what it offers in terms of assistive technology to help students with learning.read more. 2019 Apple Education

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! It allows you to work with all of the programs that are on your computer on your iPad! Parallels calls it "applifying", since the programs run full screen on the iPad, but also allow you to use tapping, pinching, swiping, and scrolling as if you were using an iPad app! When tapping, the taps are right on, even on the iPad Mini!