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Why Buy an Ipad 2 if I have Dyslexia? #1. Great Text-to-Speech: We found the Triple-Click Voiceover function the easiest to use.
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Researchers in British Columbia have discovered that children born in the latter months of the year are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their peers born earlier in the year. The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found those children are also more likely to be placed on medication, some of which may be linked to side effects. The finding should serve as a wake-up call for educators, parents and the public about the hazards of properly diagnosing ADHD. It raises serious questions about whether certain behaviours, such as restlessness or inability to concentrate, are leaving younger, more immature classmates vulnerable to an inaccurate diagnosis of ADHD than their older, more developed peers.
From wire service reports Read more by staff and wire services reports The Refreshabraille has a Braille keyboard that allows students to write as well as read. Kyle Beasley is a smart second-grader with an infectious grin.
As I was preparing for my iPad workshop with the Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty at a local university in December, I discovered this video. I’ve written here before about the iPad and Special Education . This video called “Special Education and the iPad” features Dennis Lamme, a special education student who uses the iPad to further his learning.
In partnership with Leicester City Council TeachMeet SEN took place on 28 January 2012 with over 60 people attending in person from all over the UK. It will live on through a micro-site which will contain the resources shared on the day, including the best videos of the presentations and selected tweets, photos and blog posts.
Add In my classroom , I was blessed to have students from amazingly diverse backgrounds and with an array of skills and strengths. I worked relentlessly to build in supports and foster an inclusive community for all of my students. This meant cutting, laminating, velcro-ing, washing, re-making, and constructing what felt like a million supportive learning devices for my students with and without special needs. Now, having an iPad, I often play around with apps that I realize would have been incredibly beneficial for my students with special needs.
This post is part Five of the Special Needs iPad & App Series . In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities. This has lead Apple to create a special education section in the App Store. To try and make sense of all of this we have put together a nine part series on the iPad and useful applications. In part four we discussed 11 Social Skills & Life Skills Apps in iPad App Store
Apps for special needs