“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” Guest Blog by Rosa Ray Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.
Specific Learning Difficulties Published 23 March 2020 The sudden switch to online learning, now happening in many countries, could potentially disadvantage students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). In the rush to set up various digital platforms, employ different tools and assign tasks, the needs of students with SpLDs might be ignored or temporarily delegated to the background. Judit Kormos is a Professor in Second Language Acquisition at Lancaster University, where she is the director of the MA TESOL distance programme. Teach Your Monster Read for iOS – Free Through the Weekend Teach Your Monster to Read is a great game environment in which students can develop the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. For the rest of this week and through the weekend (March 21-26, 2017), the app is completely free. The Teach Your Monster to Read environment contains eight levels (or islands as they’re called in the game) each containing four activities. Students play the game as a friendly monster avatar. On each island students can earn prizes for their monsters and customize the look of their monsters. Tags: free apps, free ipad apps, language arts, literacy, reading
Equal Access: Universal Design of Libraries A checklist for making libraries welcoming, accessible, and usable Libraries play an important role in ensuring that everyone has access to information in printed and electronic forms. In making these resources accessible and useful to everyone, principles of universal design (UD) can be employed. Legal Issues Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. According to these laws, no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a public entity.
Debunking the Myths about Dyslexia Upon completion of this section, you will: Be able to discern fact from fiction concerning common dyslexia myths See that dyslexia is commonly misunderstood by the general public There are many signs or clues to dyslexia which are discussed in depth on this website; however it is also important to be aware of the misconceptions and myths surrounding the disorder. There are several myths regarding dyslexia. Children's interactions with iPad books: research chapters still to be written Children's interactive e-books are novel literacy tools with interactive and multimodal representations of story contents and increased customizable features. The learning opportunities represented by these new affordances demand a thorough consideration of children's engagement, including the contextual and socio-cultural factors which influence the books' deployment in home and classroom settings. Currently, there is inconclusive evidence about how the affordances of interactive e-books support children's learning, with studies mostly limited to comparison studies with non-digital books and observational studies of children's immediate engagement. In both lines of research, the content of the stories, the overall context of interaction and the background of the interactants are neglected. This article makes recommendations for future research and highlights the value of iPads as a new medium enriching children's experiences but also challenging traditional research assumptions.
Sibling's Voice - VOR It was a matinee showing of the Broadway play “The King and I” and the excited audience members took their seats. One mother that was attending, however, decided to bring her autistic son with her and hoped that he wouldn’t be a distraction to the other members of the audience. When the play started, however, things. didn’t go as expected. The mother’s son started making a fuss and members of the audience became frustrated. How the crowd reacted, however, shocked Kelvin Loh, one of the actors in the Broadway play. After the play was over, Kelvin went on Facebook in order to collect his thoughts.
Create Your Rubric - Customize Your Rubric RubiStar has detected a possible problem. RubiStar has detected a possible situation where your data may not be able to be saved. Our website uses a cookie to link your web browser to the data that you submit to our server. Our site has detected that this cookie link is not being established correctly. /html5/page.php?kid1=t_d9926f6b91ad2c_f6d350047303ec&kid2=t_d9926f6b91ad2c&d1=classroom.engage.teachertraining&d2=agnesgodo&d3= The labels used to describe Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) vary greatly across contexts. In the USA the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association uses the label specific learning disorder. In Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, the terms learning disability and learning difficulty are in use. The labels learning disorder and learning disability are appropriate in the field of biology, medicine and psychology where the focus is on examining the exact nature and cause of SpLDs. In the field of education in the United Kingdom, individuals are often described as having specific learning differences, which reflects the view that if institutions meet the differing needs of students, these learning differences might lose their relevance.
iPad: Creation versus Consumption – teachingwithipad.org What type of iPad user are you? Do you mostly use your iPad for consumption purposes or creation ones? I would argue that the vast majority of the public will fall into the consumption category. There is no doubt that the iPad is an amazing consumption device. With apps such as YouTube, iBooks, Safari, iTunes tv shows and movies, and all the various “reader” type apps, one could stay on the iPad all day gaining information, or simply being entertained.
UDL in the ESSA Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 This past December, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. And for the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning. As CAST’s friends at the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) point out— UDL is referenced numerous times throughout the ESSA bill, and states are encouraged to design assessments using UDL principles, to award grants to local education agencies who use UDL, and to adopt technology that aligns with UDL. NDSS and the 45+ fellow members of the National UDL Task Force, which was formed in 2006, have played a critical role in raising awareness on Capitol Hill of UDL’s potential to support better teaching and learning with high expectations for all students, including those with disabilities.
Dyslexia and the Brain: What Does Current Research Tell Us? Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Adams, M.J. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. American Optometric Association. (2004).