Tag Archives: special needs students

World Autism Awareness Day

It’s that time of the year again, April 2, 2013 is around the corner and is the annual World Autism Awareness Day, one of the few official United Nations health related days. With 1 in 88 individuals diagnosed with Autism … Continue reading

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iPad/iPod Touch Assessment Checklist by Autism Specialist, Kate McGinnity

Looking for a tool or checklist to sort out how to consider if an iPad, iPod (or other mobile device) is appropriate for your child, student or client with Autism? I recently had the opportunity of attending a Wisconsin DPI Autsim … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Enhance Students Learning Using iMovie ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Learning post, 6 Ways to Enhance Student Learning using iMovie provides ideas for using  this app for student learning. As scooped on  Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: iMovie is an intuitive app for movie creating and … Continue reading

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Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media

See on Scoop.it – Apps for Special Education Power Up: Common Sense Media’s guide to nearly 100 great apps for kids ages 2-17 who have special needs and learning differences. See on http://www.commonsensemedia.org

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Medicare Approved iDevice for Communication

Here is a tip offered by Assistive Technology Daily in a recent post that caught my attention due to the difficulty with getting funding for Apple based products for communication devices. FRS Custom Solutions  (Forbes Rehab Services), a Ohio based … Continue reading

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TooNoisy app

  I had the opportunity to attend a Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training,  Advance Level, Addressing Communication taught by Kate McGinnity, Mary Graczk-McMullen and Daniel Parker. So much great information (I wish I could say I was at an advanced … Continue reading

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WriteForSchool App – Free

WriteForSchool App, a handwriting iPad app is currently free (previously 5.99) for an unknown time. Here is some basic information about the WriteForSchool app from iTunes: WRITE FOR SCHOOL PROVIDES *A selection of international handwriting styles (fonts) used by your child’s … Continue reading

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Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features | The Spectronics Blog

Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features from The Spectronics Blog We’ve blogged in the past about what a fantastic resource Tar Heel Reader is and how you can use this free collection of easy-to-read and accessible books for kids… … Continue reading

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Clicker Docs App

Clicker Docs app (25.99) for iPad, developed by Crick Software , is a new iOS app that provides differentiated writing support for struggling writers. As one of Crick’s  two new apps,  Clicker Docs  provides  text only word banks and word prediction options offering support for primary … Continue reading

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Clicker Sentences App

Familiar with Clicker software by Crick? They now have apps providing many of the tools and options available in their desktop software to mobile users. One of their apps, Clicker Sentences  for iPad (special launch price of 16.99, regularly 20.99) provides customizable … Continue reading

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