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3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

September 8, 2016

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 there’s bound to be at least one student with some sort of reading difficulty in pretty much every classroom. But teachers […]

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Meet Milo! A Robot ‘Kid’ That Excels at Teaching Social Skills to Kids With Autism

June 30, 2016

“This robot, programmed to teach kids about a wide range of social interactions, is proving more successful than humans in helping children with autism, by a long shot.” I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Pam Rollins, an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Rollins played a pivotal […]

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Minneapolis College Breaks Down Barriers to Learning to Help Students With Great Potential

December 17, 2015

Students With Learning Disabilities Can Thrive With a Little Help and the Right Technology “What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison and approximately 20 percent of students have in common?”, asks Adrian Hirsch, writing for the School News Network. They all needed to develop different approaches towards learning, and in some cases, this can […]

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Shaping Student Success: Change the Attitude, Improve the Aptitude, Achieve Results

August 24, 2015

Exploring the World’s Largest Online Library of K-12 Standards-Aligned Resources That Link Assessment to Instruction “Change the attitude and you change the aptitude.” It’s a teaching philosophy that schoolteacher Tony Sanders firmly holds. Last year, Sanders taught math and statistics to juniors and seniors with learning differences at Kingsbury Day School in Washington, D.C. Early […]

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Scholastic Success: Resources for College Students with ADD and ADHD

November 6, 2014

There are Many Resources Available to Help Students With ADD and ADHD You’re headed off to college, but there’s one little problem. You have trouble focusing, because you have ADD or ADHD. Where do you start? In high school, there were resources to help you. In college, things move at a much faster pace. You […]

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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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