...

Technology for Special Needs Students


Early Intervention with Technology

When reading issues began surfacing within its elementary student population in the mid-1990s, Liberty Public Schools developed an internal tutoring program to help boost those students' scores on statewide reading tests.

Australian Government Approves Autism Intervention

Australia's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has approved the Fast ForWord products from Scientific Learning as an educational intervention tool for working with autistic children younger than 6.

By the Book: Exploring One School's Success with a Technology-Based Reading Program

Pam Howard is no stranger to technology-based reading programs. In fact, this principal believes in such applications so much that she brings them with her when she takes on positions at new schools. For example, when she accepted the position of principal at Burleson Elementary in El Paso, TX, in 2008, Howard knew it wouldn't be long before a high number of the school's 337 students would be shifting to a technology-based reading program she'd previously used at three different schools.

Software Uses Interactive Graphics To Aid in Learning and Using Language

Tool Factory has introduced a new educational software application designed to help visual learners and English language learners (ELL) not only learn their words but understand their practical use and context. A Busy Day uses graphics and interactive scenes so that users can relate the words they say and read to objects, descriptions, and actions.

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Expands Online Learning Options

Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU), a nonprofit regional educational service agency in south central Pennsylvania, has announced an expansion of their online learning partnership with EdisonLearning.

New Educational Network Aims To Connect ELL Students Worldwide

ELL materials provider Heinle ELT and social networking company ePals have announced a partnership to create Heinle Community, a new educational network that provides a virtual workspace for ELL students around the world to interact and collaborate.

Vermont District Moves Autism Resources Online

Rutland City Public Schools (RCPS) of Rutland, VT, is migrating its autism tools and resources online.

FLVS To Add Texthelp Read Aloud Technology to Online Courses

Florida Virtual School, which provides online classes for K-12 students in Florida, will shortly expand deployment of a text-to-speech function it has been testing for its courses.

Online Educational Assessment Program Goes Bilingual

Achiever!, the online educational assessment and instruction tool from Brainchild, is now available in Spanish as well as English, the company announced at FETC 2010, being held this week in Orlando, FL.

Virtual P.E.? NO SWEAT!

Well, not exactly. Students still have to put in the laps, but for those with body-image issues or hefty course loads, taking gym class online is a welcome alternative that educators hope can spur a permanent interest in fitness.

Whitepapers