Tech Resources for Read-Aloud Testing

Tech Resources for Read-Aloud Testing

There is good news for students who must have tests read aloud (and the staff responsible for this time consuming task).  There are a growing number of software supports and apps (iOS and Android) on the market that allow for easy adaptation of tests to offer recorded or digitized speech output.  Some programs allow students […]

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Chromebooks and Accessibility Supports

Chromebooks and Accessibility Supports

As more districts more toward the use of Chromebooks for 1:1 device use, there are always questions about how these devices can provide the accessibility supports needed by our students with physical and/or learning disabilities.  Since Chromebooks don’t allow for installation of software programs (the usual source of specialized reading/writing support), assistive tools must come […]

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Google in The Classroom; Tutorial Help

Google in The Classroom; Tutorial Help

I love Google and all the great things they’ve brought us to use in the classroom, but it can be overwhelming to find and learn to use what may be appropriate for your needs, especially if you’re just getting started.  I always tell my training audiences, “I can’t know everything on every topic, but I […]

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Free Resources for AT, AAC, Modifying the Curriculum…

Free Resources for AT, AAC, Modifying the Curriculum…

I love great resources and I really love them when they’re FREE! If you’ve never visited the Special Education Needs (SEN) Teacher website, you need to do it now. SEN Teacher offers a wealth of FREE printables, a page full of links to specialized support sites, as well as free software downloads for addressing the academic, sensory, communication, […]

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Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

My colleague, Karen Moffatt, CCC-SLP,  and I presented an educational session on this topic at the 2016 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) National Conference earlier this month. As expected, there was a large amount of interest in the subject as educators and administrators across the globe try to figure out how to tap the full […]

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TAAT 2015 Conference

TAAT 2015 Conference

The call for papers is open until October 1st to present a session for TAAT 2015.  For more information visit:  www.taat.org/conference/.  And remember…  Conference Presenters attend the rest of the conference for FREE!!!  Click on the link below to view the Session Proposal Form:  

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All Things Google…

All Things Google…

I love my iPad as much as any tech specialist, but there’s also much to love about Chrome and the supports found in Google Classroom! It hasn’t been that long since districts were forced to choose between using Windows or Apple operating systems, but not today. Many of my schools employ both platforms for different […]

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Teaching ‘Visually Supported’ Communication to Visually Impaired Students

Teaching ‘Visually Supported’ Communication to Visually Impaired Students

Mo Buti and our session attendees have been sharing some amazing suggestions for teaching communication skills to non-verbal students who also have visual impairments. Here are a few of those ideas and resources! TACTILE CONNECTIONS KIT: SYMBOLS FOR COMMUNICATION   This kit helps teachers create a tactile card system that is individualized for visually impaired and […]

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Special World Magazine by Inclusive Technology

Special World Magazine by Inclusive Technology

I love Inclusive Technology!  This outstanding company creates some of the best software, apps, and accessibility products for children with special needs.  Although based in Great Britain, all materials are available through their US partner, Inclusive TLC.  Now they’ve gone even further toward offering support to teachers and therapists using assistive technologies in the school […]

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Free Webinars

Free Webinars

It’s hard to find time to get away from the classroom for training, so webinars make it easy to keep up with what’s new.  HelpKidzLearn is an excellent resource created by Inclusive Technology and they have some wonderful online sessions coming up this week.  Sessions are 60 minutes long, interactive, and (best of all) free! […]

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