Special Needs Students

5 Excellent Tools to Assist Visually Impaired Students with Mobile Technology

September 4, 2014

These Apps are Designed to Make Smart Phones and Tablets More Functional for Those With Visual Impairments We are inseparable from our smartphones these days, and the visually impaired among us are no different. This piece of tech has grown increasingly impressive and we have come to rely on it to aid us in all […]

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A Further Look at the Emergence of Virtual High Schools

October 24, 2013

I’ve been wanting to learn a little more about the proliferation of virtual high schools, and even complete virtual K-12 programs. To this end, I’ve been including this as one of the topics I suggest to guest writers. Earlier this month Pamela Rossow gave us the article, “The Emergence of Virtual High Schools – What […]

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This Free Website Provides an Alternative Pathway to Vocabulary Development

September 17, 2013

Instead of teacher-driven vocabulary exercises, users choose any high-interest text as a springboard for learning. We all know the unfortunate cycle: some people avoid reading because they have a poor vocabulary, and their vocabulary is poor because they avoid reading. Rewordify.com, a free website, helps to break that non-reader cycle by empowering readers to understand […]

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Learning Disability Apps and Important Innovations Under Way

February 27, 2013

The Avaz App for Autism is a Highly Rated Application from a Recognized Innovator. In 2012, we saw some serious movement in the educational technology market. From Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to iPad apps, the industry is seeing rapid progress on the wings of technology. Today, I will introduce you to another innovation that […]

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Dozens of iPad Apps for Young Students on the Spectrum, at Your Fingertips

June 24, 2012

Apple’s popular tablet can be a great tool for students, parents, and teachers dealing with PDD and Autism Spectrum Disorders, or with other learning disabilities or special needs. Post collaboratively written with Gemma Jones . The iPad has gotten a lot of people excited. Students, even those with learning difficulties, are benefiting from this technological […]

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Do You Know About The Many Free Resources For Education Available from Apple?

October 9, 2011

In memory and honor of the visionary Mr. Jobs, this week we’re sharing some of the many education related resources that Apple Computer has made available. In Memoriam: Steve Jobs I just wanted to take a brief moment to express my sadness at the loss of one of the true visionaries in the computer technology field. […]

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A Deeper View – Changing the Special Education Playing Field

September 8, 2010

This web based applications provides easy to use data capture and progress monitoring for any observable behavior. I recently had the good fortune of having a walk through this breakthrough application, and just had to share it here. Created by an enterprising parent of two children with autism, this tool that will dramatically improve the ability of educators and therapists to collect and […]

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Helping Autistic children learn with Video Modeling techniques

January 27, 2010

An inspiring use of technology, helping students challenged with Autism and similar disorders. This week’s mid-week update provides an introduction to a use of technology that should be wonderful to see unfold – expanded use of video technology, in the form of Video Modeling, to help Autistic children. In this article, Michael Leventhal explains how, “Video Modeling […]

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Web based resources for Physically Handicapped students (and other special needs students)

August 17, 2009

Final post in a series on Internet resources for Educators working with Special Needs students. This week’s post is a bit of a mixed bag. I’ll wrap up this 5 part series with some information on resources for students with physical handicaps (other than visual impairments, and hearing impairments, covered the last two weeks). I will […]

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Internet Resources for teachers working with Hearing Impaired students

August 10, 2009

The 4th post in a series providing an overview of web based resources for educators that work with Special Needs students.

We started this series a few weeks back by looking at resources for teaching students with ADD & ADHD, we focused on Autism & PDD the next week, and Visual Impairments last week, and this week we’re looking at resources for instructors that work with Hearing Impaired students

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