Technology for Special Needs Students


Microsoft Adds Reading Progress App to Teams

Microsoft has released a free reading fluency app for its remote remote meeting and collaboration tool, Teams.

Tutoring Program Adds Specialized Texts for Dyslexic Readers

New Century Education Foundation is embedding lessons into its adaptive, online tutoring system, to address the needs of dyslexic students of any age. New Century, a nonprofit that focuses on helping teachers and parents improve the learning of students with specific needs, is working with Noah Text to add its stories into the organization's "Intelligent Tutoring System."

How to Best Support Students with Special Needs During School Closures

With the right communication tools and best practices, we can still serve all of our students.

Dallas District Turns to PresenceLearning for Speech Language Therapy

A Texas school district has signed a contract for online speech language therapy. Dallas Independent School District is using services provided by PresenceLearning to support 515 elementary and secondary students from 30 campuses in the district through "teletherapy."

WA School Uses Grant to Buy Audiobooks for Struggling Readers

A reading interventionist at a Washington state school recently received a grant to acquire audiobooks for her elementary students.

School Uses VR to Introduce Students to New Situations

A British school that works with people who have severe autism is turning to virtual reality to help its students try out new experiences.

Friendly Robot Helps Autistic Kids Practice Social Skills

A Missouri district has gone public with its use of a robot specifically designed to work with autistic students. Moberly School District in Missouri has adopted Milo from RoboKind for use in K-2 classes.

Sensory Room Provides Focus for Autistic Students

The room features a swing structure with multiple swings, a touch wall for tactile input, a squishy corner, multiple sensory bins, light-up bubble tubes and an outdoor garden area.

How a Humanoid Robot Enhances SEL Skills for Students with Autism

A special education teachers shares her best practices for connecting with challenging students and helping them develop the social skills they need.

Gates Foundation Pumping $1.7 Billion into Ed Programs over Next 5 Years

Over the next five years the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation expects to invest almost $1.7 billion for K-12 education. Most of that funding will be targeted at four areas.

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