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iPad & Autism
When children are struggling to learn, it is not always easy to determine the cause of their difficulties. In some cases parents will question their own teaching capabilities, but that is not the most likely cause or problem. A proven successful choice for many children is loving one-on-one attention.
Students with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in basic reading , reading comprehension , and dyslexia need effective strategies to understand what they read and to remember details of what they've read. This strategy can also help non-disabled students improve reading comprehension and retention. The PQ4R strategy is a good study skill that can be adapted for students of all ages. This strategy will improve the student's reading comprehension. It also may improve recall of facts by as much as 70%.
I've never worked on a Mac. I don't even own an iPhone. But one night four months ago, I borrowed an iPad from our Technology Department to see what all the fuss was about. As a baseball coach and sponsor of our school's broadcasting club, I thought the iPad might be useful for video analysis and editing.
Complete guide to educational and special needs apps The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! Our guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more.
© Apple Most of us think of the iPad as Apple's latest, coolest gadget to add to our tech arsenals. For the parents of some autistic children, however, the iPad is a near-miracle.
Published Online: September 21, 2011 By Robert Ruth Premium article access courtesy of Education Week Teacher .
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Direct Address to this Page: http://bit.ly/asdn2012 Anyone who has worked in education for any length of time knows just how important it is for teachers to create differentiated classrooms. If schools are truly working to ensure success for every student, learning experiences need to be customized and aligned to student interests, needs, and unique learning styles. The challenge, however, rests in making differentiation manageable. While few teachers doubt the importance of differentiating, many struggle to make customized learning spaces a reality.