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Technology for Special Needs Students


Michigan Charter School Offers Online Speech Therapy

Students with special needs at Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System have moved from on-site speech therapy to an online model delivered by PresenceLearning.

PARCC Field Test Begins Today

The field test, which will be given to more than 1 million students in PARCC states, is a trial run of Common Core assessments that will be given to students in the spring of 2015.

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills

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

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.

AP Courses Surge Even as Online AP Participation Declines

Participation in Advanced Placement courses has doubled in the last decade, and success rates have just about kept pace, according to a new report released by the College Board today. But one counterintuitive nugget that didn't make the final report: Participation in online AP courses has actually declined.

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.

Who's Serving Online Learning's Forgotten Students?

As online learning explodes in K-12 education, technology for students with physical differences is playing catch-up.

School for Students with Special Needs Opens Music Facility

Students at the Newmark School are learning to play and record music and improve their socialization skills, thanks to a new music center.

Android Tablet Aims to Support Users with Speech Challenges

DynaVox's new Android-based tablet comes with messaging tools and an online portal designed for individuals with speech challenges

LAUSD Taps Animated Lessons To Teach Social Skills

Los Angeles schools are adopting a Web-based service to support their students with social learning challenges such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD.

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