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Technology for Special Needs Students


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.

3 Online Speech Therapy Success Stories

Schools with limited resources or limited access to speech-language pathologists are turning to virtual options to meet their students' needs.

Gifted Students in Virginia To Work with NASA Scientists

As part of a NASA STEM initiative, gifted students at the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Virginia will have a chance to work directly with researchers at the space agency's Langley Research Center.

New Dashboard Monitors Progress of Special Needs Students

PresenceLearning has launched a new dashboard aimed at providing special needs program administrators with data for monitoring the progress of students participating in online speech therapy programs.

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