Technology for Special Needs Students


PowerSchool Acquires Tienet Special Ed Case Management Solution

Ed tech provider PowerSchool has acquired Tienet from Maximus. Tienet is a web-based case management system for special education.

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

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 Redesigns and Re-releases Lightyear Tool

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.

Districts in Illinois and Wisconsin Deploy Lexia Reading Core5

The program is designed to provide a personalized learning path for each student, including scaffolding and explicit instruction that supports students if they struggle.

PresenceLearning Launches Online Special Education Service

PresenceLearning can connect schools and districts with fully credentialed special education teachers who are located remotely and can deliver instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

South Carolina Adopts Data Management System for Special Education Data

The South Carolina Department of Education has implemented a special education data management system in an effort to reduce the time and cost associated with the process of collecting and reporting on special education data.

Colorado Districts Opt for Software To Help With Special Needs Compliance, Recordkeeping

In light of the implementation of recent statewide initiatives with greater compliance requirements, three Colorado school districts have purchased Excent’s Enrich special needs software platform.

Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed

Attendance in an early childhood program dramatically reduces the chance that a child will need to be placed in pricier special education in third grade, according to research just published by Duke University.

PresenceLearning, Fuel Ed Partner on Distance Ed for Special Education Students

PresenceLearning and Fuel Education have partnered to deliver a live, online special education solution designed to provide schools and districts with greater access to service providers for special education students from kindergarten to grade 12.

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