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3 Free ways to Use Technology to Support Struggling Readers

Published April 1, 2015 for Maryland Assistive Technology Network
The complete post with images can be found at http://marylandlearninglinks.org/atblog Do you spend time reading aloud to a family member who has difficulty reading? Is someone you know frustrated by their lack of independence and perceived... read more
 

The Changing Face of Exhibit Halls

Reflections After Attending a Special Needs Fair
The snow had stopped, the frigid cold was replaced with warmer temperatures and the sun was shining bright. The rescheduled special needs fair was well attended by many families eager to explore potential resources to help their children. The... read more
 

7 Ways That Changing My Mindset about "Searching" Has Made Life Easier

Act now to minimize future frustration
The ability to search for desired information using technology is not new, but digital searching has become much more powerful. Many years ago I would spend hours searching through file cabinets for documents or paper calendars for written... read more
 

Now Available- Assistive Technology in Special Education- 2nd Edition

Resources for Education, Intervention and Rehabilitation
We all know children who struggle with speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking, learning or remembering. Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help... read more
 

Visual Bookmarking Tools: Pinterest, LiveBinders, and more..

Suggestions for how to remember and recall all the great web sites and resources you learn about
Remembering and accessing previously learned information: I am always on the lookout for ways to increase my productivity, make life easier and save time. In the past few months, I have found myself using a variety of visual bookmarking tools as... read more
 

My Reflection on the Selection of Mobile Devices Apps and Helpful Resources to Help People with Special Needs

As the world of mobile devices becomes mainstream for helping students in school and people of all ages in rehabilitation settings, it has become increasingly evident that it is a very challenging task - and becoming more and more complicated. Many... read more
 

Joan’s top picks for free tech tools to make online reading easier

Many barriers exist to reading text online. For some, the text may be too small. For others, they may have difficulty decoding, processing or sustaining attention to derive meaning from the written words. In addition, the ads and cluttered images... read more
 

Cool Tools that Record As You Write and Creative Ways to Use them

There are a myriad of affordable options now available that link written notes with the audio. It is very powerful when everything is recorded that is said aloud as you write. When you tap on a certain place in the notes- you replay what was heard at that moment. 

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Pictures, Screenshots and Scans, More than Just Images

Use photos to help daily life

Images can be used to greatly enhance communication and learning- especially when individuals have difficulty with speaking, reading and writing. The use of pictures can also save time and data downloads. I think that many of us tend to focus on using software and apps to help others and often forget about using other functions of devices such as cameras and screenshot capability.

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