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Technology for Special Needs Students


$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

PAR Reading Accommodation Assessment Goes Digital

Don Johnston has released a new online assessment, uPAR, a digital version of the PAR protocol, a guide that helps educators select instructional reading accommodations for students, which was previously only available in print.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

DynaVox Introduces 15-Inch Speech-Generating Tablet

The T15 combines its 15-inch display with high-contrast PCS symbols to enhance clarity and target size for students with visual limitations.

Reading Intervention Updates Big for Digital and Common Core

Passport Reading Journeys, a literacy intervention for middle and high schoolers, is getting an overhaul in order to focus more on digital capabilities and states’ beefed up ELA standards.

PresenceLearning Offers Whitepaper on Using Blended Learning for SPED

“Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” is based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise.

Special Ed Target of $4 Million in Federal Grants

A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.

Online Tool Lets Teachers Develop and Track Behavior Plans

Next month, Rethink, a special education technology company, will release a new tracking tool for monitoring and conducting behavior assessments for both mobile and web platforms.

Special Ed Software Boardmaker Comes to the Cloud

DynaVox has revamped its special education software program, Boardmaker, for the web, adding reporting and analytics tools as well as new materials for educators.

SEAS Education Releases Achieve 2.0 Software

The upgraded version of the education plan management software supports plan types including Academic and Behavior RTI, Section 504, English Language Learner and Gifted.

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