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Posts in Category: Assistive Technology

Tips for Parents To Help High Schoolers with Reading, Writing, Learning and Organizing 

Ideas for learning more about technologies to help our teenagers
As parents, we want to do what is best for our children. Navigating interactions with our older students is complicated. Each age and set of circumstances presents constantly evolving issues to consider. If we hover too closely as... read more
 
Posted by Joan Green Wednesday, April 08, 2015 1:22:00 PM Categories: Assistive Technology parenting students

Getting Started with Assistive Technology 

Guest post for Maryland Assistive Technology Network February 1, 2015
Entire article with images can be found at http://marylandlearninglinks.org/atblog Text to speech. Speech recognition. Word prediction. Guided Access. Digital calendars. Reminders. The Livescribe Recording Pen. Bookshare. Learning Ally. Kid safe... read more
 

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
 
Posted by Joan Green Tuesday, April 07, 2015 9:32:00 AM Categories: Assistive Technology ipad Joan Green reading text to speech

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
 
Posted by Joan Green Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:36:00 PM Categories: Apple apps Assistive Technology cognition executive functioning ipad Joan Green SLP speech therapy Twice Exceptional

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

Affordable Online Tools to Help with Spelling and Grammar You Many Not Know Exist 

Learn about Features That May Help Writing on a Computer
Everyone benefits from help with grammar and spelling. Most people are aware of tools offered by Microsoft Word such as the spelling and grammar check, thesaurus and dictionary. I frequently use them as I write reports and generate articles. While... read more
 

Text Based AAC Apps to Speed up Communication 

Type or write what you want to say and have a device speak for you
Stroke. ALS. Parkinson’s disease. Apraxia of Speech. Laryngectomy. Laryngitis. Vocal Nodules. Intubation. There are many reasons why a person can lose the ability to speak. Sometimes this inability is temporary while in other situations it is... 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
 
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