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Technology for Special Needs Students


Upgraded MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee

MindPlay guarantees schools that 90 percent of students will gain at least two grade levels of improvement in reading when using MVRC four days a week for 30 minutes each day — or the company will refund their purchase.

PresenceLearning Offers Free Webinar on Implementing CCSS for Students With Communication Disorders

“CCSS & Severe Cognitive Disabilities” will take place Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

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.

Brain Parade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

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.

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