Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition. These tools allow students to allocate cognitive resources to comprehension rather than decoding.

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.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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Meanwhile, you can recommend to your students a few useful writing tools that will help them on a daily basis. Unplag : This tool detects text similarities and thus it helps finding intentional and unintentional plagiarism in the scanned works. 50 Special Needs Tools.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools.

3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing. Classroom Digital Content Personalized Learning Software

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

Cycles of Learning

As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.

A FAMILY OF DYSLEXICS TRANSFORM ED THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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It wasn’t until Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School in Utah, realized his daughter had dyslexia that he identified dyslexia as the cause of his own struggles. Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for many struggling students.

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

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Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. Diagnostic and pre-emptive tools are used. With time, tech tools, and access to one another, teachers could solve many of the problems we face in education today, including addressing students with special needs. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu

Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

Cycles of Learning

The MakeyMakey , given its simple implementation, and incredible potential for open-ended invention has always been an an important tool for sparking an interest in science and invention at my camps. curiosity Design Inquiry Robotics STEM Technology

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

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I have generally felt that books about technology are bound to be as up to date and relevant as a newscast about that breeze you just felt, but I was really pleasantly surprised at the currency of information in this volume, published in March 2011.

Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology , Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

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Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. Tool #1: Read and Write for Google Docs.

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Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

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Since her district expanded access to grade-level text by providing human-read audiobook technology, Nappi’s students’ reading skills and confidence have improved dramatically. “We The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

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.

Find the right tool for the right task

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But in this case, you can probably see immediately why this might not be the best tool for this task. Tool Selection. assistive technology curriculum connections executive function geography sentence formulation social studies visual teaching

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

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apps assistive technology consultation visual teachingThe new operating system for iOS devices, iOS 9, came out several weeks ago.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. Brian S.

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Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

NeverEndingSearch

Such a partner is Microsoft EDU’s Immersive Reader, a growingly popular tool that presents scalable, friendly, flexible, stigma-free solutions to improve literacy schoolwide. Make sure your favorite tool gets immersive by tweeting to Mike at @mtholfsen. technology

Identify tools, strategies to reduce cognitive load associated with notetaking

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A student with ADHD, for example, may complain, “It’s taking all my brain power just to stay focused, I don’t have the energy left for taking notes,” explained Shelley Haven , assistive technology consultant. More… Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technology Educational technology

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.

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. At times the simplest tools can have a "big" impact. adults apps articulation assistive technology visual teachingVisual supports are key to our work.

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

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Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

In my consultation work with groups and at a few schools, I have been working with teachers to explore more and varied uses of simple tools like Google Docs, which it seems would address the above problems. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description

Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Springfield Public Schools uses adaptive diagnostic tools and special education software to analyze data in a meaningful way for staff and students. Phyllis Wolfram, executive director of special programs, shares the technology that’s making it possible. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities data collection K-12 tech tools for administrators

Read and Write for Google

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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. assistive technology vocabulary writing

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

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Encourage staff to teach students these strategies, too, to strengthen their learning and studying habits, says a presenter at the National Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized assistive technology college and career readiness digital tools interactive whiteboards notetaking toolsBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information?

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.

Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. We can benefit greatly from this suite of tools, as can our students who struggle to organize materials, hand in assignments, and generally meet the productivity requirements of the classroom.

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What does an image lead to.?

SpeechTechie

The developers were communicative about it and made efforts to develop their own search tool, which gradually improved over the following months, but it was a tougher sell.

Summer Reading, Part 2

SpeechTechie

I think of reading as being similar to mindfulness (also in some circles a tool within speech-language pathology)-- in order to teach it, you have to be at least a little bit in the practice of it. Pick the right tech tool for the right task.

Read and Write for iPad

SpeechTechie

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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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

SpeechTechie

I am giving a session on Digital Storytelling in speech and language intervention at today''s ASHA Schools conference in Long Beach, CA, and thought I would feature one of my favorite tools in this genre. What a great language tool- and did I say it''s free?

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

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an app such as Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to use highlighting and other annotation tools. assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structure

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Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

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apps assistive technology evaluation I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.

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Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

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District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

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Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

In addition to providing access on iOS devices to Google''s terrific tools for Search, Calendar, Mail, Documents and Maps, this series was partially about app design. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections executive function iOS planning schema sequencing weather

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. Sarah Ward packed 2 rooms with her Just Treatment Tools to Develop Executive Function Skills session.

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How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. It’s becoming more mainstream, and I think these things are becoming more built into just mainstream tools.”. Many Devices Include Assistive Technology Tools.