Technology for Special Needs Students

Android Tablet Aims to Support Users with Speech Challenges

DynaVox's new Android-based tablet comes with messaging tools and an online portal designed for individuals with speech challenges

LAUSD Taps Animated Lessons To Teach Social Skills

Los Angeles schools are adopting a Web-based service to support their students with social learning challenges such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD.

3 Online Speech Therapy Success Stories

Schools with limited resources or limited access to speech-language pathologists are turning to virtual options to meet their students' needs.

Gifted Students in Virginia To Work with NASA Scientists

As part of a NASA STEM initiative, gifted students at the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Virginia will have a chance to work directly with researchers at the space agency's Langley Research Center.

New Dashboard Monitors Progress of Special Needs Students

PresenceLearning has launched a new dashboard aimed at providing special needs program administrators with data for monitoring the progress of students participating in online speech therapy programs.

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education

Empowering independence in SPED learners: There’s an app for that!

iPad App for Students With Autism, Special Needs

Special education teachers can now connect and share custom resources with classroom aids, therapists, and parents through private online communities.

The Surprising Ways BYOD, Flipped Classrooms, and 1-to-1 Are Being Used in the Special Ed Classroom

As schools shift to mobile device usage and new forms of technology-inspired instruction, such as flipping the classroom, special ed is adopting mainstream approaches for its assistive technologies.

Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

Seeking to empower her students with greater communication skills, one special ed teacher is "hacking the classroom" with a range of traditional and unique apps and tech-rich activities, from iPads to gaming consoles.

Ballard & Tighe Vocabulary Game Readies Students for State Tests

Educational publisher Ballard & Tighe has unveiled a Web-based adventure-themed vocabulary game to help students in grades 2 through 5 prepare for state exams. Word Raider: Escape, available now, collects more than 1,100 pieces of assessment information from each game played.

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