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

EdTech4Beginners

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.

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

EmergingEdTech

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.

Hidden iPad Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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 technology

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

SpeechTechie

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.

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

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. iOS 8 has added a new iPad Essential - improved ease of use of text-to-speech tools.

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Read and Write for iPad

SpeechTechie

With Read and Write for iPad , these features become accessible.on The path to getting assistive technology accommodations in the hands of students that need it is not always clear, so it is helpful for as many educators as possible to know about available (and free) tools such as this!

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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

SpeechTechie

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! Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

nABLEing All Learners with iPad and Apple Watch. Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion). Today, rather than LIVE blog every session, I experimented with note taking and creating media.

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

FETC Converge

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.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

edWeb.net

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.

Make a "BIG" Visual Support

SpeechTechie

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. Visual supports are key to our work.

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Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

SpeechTechie

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. I have to admit I bought an Echo Dot because I hate birds.

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Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

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 description

Read and Write for Google

SpeechTechie

not on an iPad, though Text Help just released an iPad app that I will need to explore). assistive technology vocabulary writing

Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

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.

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Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

SpeechTechie

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.

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Annotating Photos in iOS 10

SpeechTechie

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.

Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper

SpeechTechie

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. assistive technology visual teaching

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Summer Reading, Part 2

SpeechTechie

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.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Brian S.

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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

SpeechTechie

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.

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

SpeechTechie

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. assistive technology consultation Google productivity

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

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 structure

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Create Photo Comics with Story Me

SpeechTechie

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!"

SpeechTechie

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.

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Google on Apple: Search is Language

SpeechTechie

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. Google is pretty much synonymous with search.

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

SpeechTechie

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

mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

SpeechTechie

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

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

SpeechTechie

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

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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.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

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. 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

ViewSonic Education

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. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. With today’s technology, everything we’re working with is being done in the browser – usually the Chrome browser – and so there are some really great tools.

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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!

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

This year''s topics include project-based learning, assistive technologies, Common Core State Standards, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and the open content revolution. While mobile learning isn''t about a specific device, many sessions will have an iPad focus.

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

The Hechinger Report

“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. Every computer and iPad has it.”.

3 Ways to Motivate and add Narrative Complexity to Writing through Emoji

SpeechTechie

On iPad through Predictive Text Predictive Text, when turned on (Settings>General>Keyboard>toggle on "Predictive") provides blocks of predicted text above the keyboard as you type.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

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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