Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
- By Katharina I. Boser, Sarah Wayland
California's Mountain View Whisman School District has deployed 80 tablets to its special education classrooms.
Following a legal settlement with the National Federation of the Blind and other groups, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will make its Common Core tests accessible for blind students by this spring, when the assessments will be field tested by 1.2 million students in PARCC states.
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.
Districts in south central Pennsylvania are now able to offer online speech therapy session to their students with special needs.
New technology from ETS and DSI aims to provide visually impaired students with increased access to math coursework and assessments from their computers.
A growing number of students with the deaf-blindness dual impairment are making their way out of specialized schools and into local neighborhood schools. Providing technical assistance to the educators who teach those students is part of the goal of a new $10.5 million grant awarded recently by the United States Department of Education.
Atomic Learning has launched a free online workshop for educators focused on legal and technical requirements for providing accessible learning materials to students.
The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is receiving $1.6 million in federal funds to support students with disabilities and improve on data-driven decisionmaking and implementation strategies.
A new $1.4 million federal grant will fund the establishment of a Center on Technology and Disability.