Joan's Innovative Technology Treatment Solutions

Help for Parents: Two new opportunities are available to navigate the maze of technologies to support your child

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Are you interested in starting to use technology to help your child experience greater success and less frustration with school activities that involve reading, writing, organization and focus? Are you searching for the best ways to help keep... read more
 

Boomerang for Gmail

Great way to stay organized and keep your Gmail inbox manageable
Boomerang for Gmail is a great plugin that I find myself using every day. I use it to hide messages for later, schedule emails to be sent at specified times in the future and to remind me to get back in touch if a person has not replied to an... read more
 

A Sampling of Recent Posts on Innovative Speech Therapy's Facebook Page

Please "like" the page if you use Facebook so my posts are shown in your newsfeed
I routinely share posts on my Innovative Speech Therapy Facebook Page. Here are some recent examples. If you use AAC with students, please read this excellent post by Carol Zangari. Activity-Based communication displays are helpful for teachers... read more
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
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