Special education educators now have access to a math-learning app, as part of an online catalog of apps for students in special education.
Even when the education is delivered online, schools and districts ought to adhere to the needs of children with disabilities. That was the message recently delivered in a "Dear Colleague" letter issued to virtual schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is incorporating virtual reality technology into its curriculum to spark the interest of special needs students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support their acquiring new, 21st century work skills.
A Virginia-based for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state’s attorney general's office over allegations that it manipulated attendance records, engaged in false advertising and overstated the academic progress of students.
Microsoft has donated $3.4 million in software and services to the New England Center for Children (NECC), an institute that provides education and research for children with autism.
A recent study found that game-based therapy helps children with sensory integration dysfunction (SID) improve their body-kinesthetic skills across the board.
Ed tech provider PowerSchool has acquired Tienet from Maximus. Tienet is a web-based case management system for special education.
Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.
PresenceLearning, a provider of live, online therapy services, has released Lightyear, a newly re-designed therapy program that offers high fidelity and live health sessions while reportedly putting less demand on school network bandwidth. The program is designed so that more schools — particularly schools in areas with limited access to high-speed Internet — can gain access to PresenceLearning’s extensive network of clinicians to assist students with special needs.
- By Christopher Piehler