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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
 
Posted by Joan Green Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:37:00 AM Categories: Aphasia Assistive Technology calendars cognition cognitive therapy ios ipad Joan Green memory SLP

Iphone and iPad IOS 8 Update Considerations 

Apple has announced that it will release the free upgrade to iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads tomorrow, 9/17/14. A number of people have asked for my advice on this topic. Here are my thoughts: There is no hurry. Don’t upgrade right away. I... read more
 
Posted by Joan Green Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:32:00 AM Categories: ios ios 8, ios8

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
 

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
 
Posted by Joan Green Tuesday, June 04, 2013 3:02:00 PM Categories: "app selection" Android Apple apps Assistive Technology ios ipad Joan Green

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
 

Games on the iPad for improving and mild-mod. visual perception and cognitive deficits 

Games can be effectively used during treatment sessions and as part of independent practice programs to bring a bit of fun into the learning process. Playing games can reduce stress, help participants enjoy acquiring new skills and help individuals with communication and cognitive challenges find new ways to interact with others...Games can be rich in creating opportunities to practice communication and cognitive skills. They may need to be changed and adapted in ways to meet the needs of the client and to work toward established goals. This can be accomplished by exploring and selecting options that are provided in the game, changing what the client is expected to do or by varying the amount of assistance provided during the game. 
 
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