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Welcome to Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center. Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia. Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, a day she called “a complete game changer.”

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

While the rest of the class was working in a writers workshop, she handed the student an iPad and told him to try and experiment with its speech-to-text feature. With minimal expectations, Redford figured that the newness and the boy’s curiosity would at least keep him busy during writing time, which he usually found frustrating. While Redford described the boy as “very bright,” he “couldn’t even compose a sentence to save his life” because of his dyslexia. Any classroom assignment having to do with writing made him moody. So, as Redford guided the rest of the class through the workshop, the student stepped outside the classroom and spoke his ideas for his writing assignment into the iPad. At first, it was difficult. The Rise of Technology Helpful Tech Tools. ADHD - "ADD Warehouse" is an online resource for books specifically on the subject of ADD and ADHD.

Libraries and Autism: We're Connected. Six great special-education resources for parents and teachers. These six websites provide a wealth of information, including vetted technology tools that can help special-needs students By Meris Stansbury, Online EditorRead more by Meris Stansbury May 11th, 2012 This list of six resources aims to help special-education stakeholders.

Six great special-education resources for parents and teachers

According to some education stakeholders, it’s not always easy finding information on special education, especially when it comes to technology tools. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of six special-education resources that provide vetted tools and technology that can help in many aspects of a child’s learning. From video reviews of the best special-education apps to advice on professional development in a special-ed classroom, and from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) tools to an index of instructional technology for varying special needs, we hope these resources (listed in alphabetical order) give you a good starting point for your questions and interest. 1. 2. 3.

Families and Adults/Resource Library. General Information on Autism 41 Things to Know About Autism by Chantal Sicile-Kira Answering Autism from A to Z: an eBook by Karen J.

Families and Adults/Resource Library

Crystal Autism by Stuart Murray Autism Answer Book: More Than 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask by William Stillman Autism: How Modern Psychiatry Fumbled the Origins of Mental Illness by Dan Agin, PhD Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle--A New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth by Steven E.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Busting the Myths by Lynn Adams, PhD Autism: Advancing on the Spectrum: From Inclusion in School to Participation in Life by Melissa Niemann and Danuta Highet The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions by S. The Autism Encyclopedia: 500+ Entries for Parents and Professionals by John T. Autism Journey Guide by Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis... & More! Sensory Processing Disorder Explained. What Sensory Processing Disorder looks like Causes of Sensory Processing Disorder Emotional and other impacts of Sensory Processing Disorder How Sensory Processing Disorder is treated Sensory processing (sometimes called "sensory integration" or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses.

Sensory Processing Disorder Explained

Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or "sensory integration. " Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction") is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist and neuroscientist A.

One study (Ahn, Miller, Milberger, McIntosh, 2004) shows that at least 1 in 20 children’s daily lives is affected by SPD. Teacher to Teacher ADHD Training. Teacher to Teacher is a day-long workshop that helps educators identify common ADHD-related learning problems and proven classroom techniques, interventions, and the latest research to enhance school success for students with ADHD.

Teacher to Teacher ADHD Training

As a classroom teacher, this interactive training allows you to discuss solutions to common academic and behavioral problems in a case-based format. ADHD is a real neurobiological disorder that affects 8% to 12% of school-aged children of all demographics in the U.S. In today’s learning environment, teachers must balance the needs of their class while helping students with ADHD learn effectively. If you are one of those teachers, then Teacher to Teacher Training on ADHD is right for you.. The Content From theory to practice you will learn evidence-based interventions to manage every aspect of ADHD in the classroom, including: Continuing Education Credits.