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Technology for Special Needs Students


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.

Kurzweil 3000-firefly Literacy Software Adds Tools for Struggling Learners

Kurzweil Education has released an expanded version of its literacy tool, Kurzweil 3000-firefly, adding in new features for students with dyslexia and students who are English language learners, among several other enhancements.

Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Students

Technology is playing a key role in keeping students with physical and learning disabilities stay engaged in class and at home.

Department of Ed Will Now Include Educational Outcomes as Part of IDEA Determinations

Under the new framework known as Results-Driven Accountability (RDA), the Department will look beyond procedural requirements and include educational results for students with disabilities in judging states’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

5 Lessons Newmark School Can Teach Us about Outfitting the Classroom

Although this K-12 school is intended for children with special needs, its recent redesign has something to teach every school about learning in the 21st century.

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.

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