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Assistive Technology in Education


Brief: Pearson Maximus Launch Case Management and Reporting System

A new Web-based system aims to help educators better manage and supervise individualized education programs (IEP), from referral through classification and placement.

New Jersey School Creates Flexible Classroom Environment for Children with Special Needs

The Newmark School, a private, not-for-profit school for children with autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention issues and other developmental disabilities, has redesigned its classrooms to encourage active and collaborative learning.

Wyoming Teachers Look To Boost Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies

Some teachers in Wyoming are learning how to better use assistive technologies thanks to a new program launched by the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills

Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.

California District Adopts Tablets for Special Education

California's Mountain View Whisman School District has deployed 80 tablets to its special education classrooms.

PARCC To Make Spring Common Core Tests Accessible for the Blind

Following a legal settlement with the National Federation of the Blind and other groups, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will make its Common Core tests accessible for blind students by this spring, when the assessments will be field tested by 1.2 million students in PARCC states.

Los Angeles Charter School Adopts Online Speech Therapy

When high school students refused to attend their speech therapy sessions, Sommer Jones, director of special education, set out to find a new option. The solution: online speech therapy.

Pennsylvania Districts Add Online Speech Therapy

Districts in south central Pennsylvania are now able to offer online speech therapy session to their students with special needs.

System Aims to Expand Access to Math Resources for Visually Impaired Students

New technology from ETS and DSI aims to provide visually impaired students with increased access to math coursework and assessments from their computers.

Federal Grant Supports Technical Assistance for Educators of Deaf-Blind Students

A growing number of students with the deaf-blindness dual impairment are making their way out of specialized schools and into local neighborhood schools. Providing technical assistance to the educators who teach those students is part of the goal of a new $10.5 million grant awarded recently by the United States Department of Education.

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