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“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. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

BHP, Behavior Interventions-Intensive Behavior Interventions-Intensive The smallest percentage (1% - 7%) of a total school enrollment are students who require intensive and individualized behavioral supports to meet their needs. The use of functional assessment strategies to identify individual needs and to assist in the development of individualized behavior support plans is needed (Effective Behavior Support). Wraparound services also may be needed at this level. Kentucky-EBD Technical Assitance Manual Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Write in Style is every writer’s best friend. Smart text prediction helps you write in selectable styles, fast and without typos. Writers and bloggers can write in the style of their favorite authors. How would Jane Austen finish this sentence? How would the president phrase the next few words?

Inclusive TLC - APPlicator - switch interface InclusiveTLC is a major educational supplier of assistive technology products. Our extensive worldwide knowledge and experience in the special needs arena has brought together an excellent range of assistive technology solutions. Latest Products Variant price modifier: Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's?

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. Welcome to schoolpsychiatry.org The screening tools and rating scales in the table below can be used to help measure a young person’s mental health symptoms, and/or measure progress after interventions are put in place at school or at home. For each screening tool or rating scale, the table indicates: the age range for the instrument, who completes the instrument, the number of items in the instrument and how long it takes to complete, and whether free access is available on line. To help you decide whether a screening tool or rating scale might be appropriate to use with respect to a particular child, you can click on the DETAIL link next to the tool or scale.

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps  In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”“What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?”“I want to use iPads in my Science class. What app is good for that?” SEN Switcher SENSwitcher is a suite of programs designed to help teach early ICT skills to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, those who need to develop skills with assistive input devices and very young children new to computers. SEN Switcher is an online switch enabled application which targets ICT skills from purely experiential through cause and effect, switch building, timed activation, targeting and row scanning. SENSwitcher has been designed as a progressive teaching and assessment tool and is accompanied by an 18 page set of teachers notes together with assessment records, developmental skills progression models and small step checklists linked to the QCA P Levels for ICT. The program is available FREE to teachers, parents, care workers, if fact anyone who wants to use it. We hope you and your children enjoy it.

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers July 15, 2014 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for more than 7 million photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the ​united ​states.The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. DPLA is much more than a search engine, it is a portal that provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, subject, and partner. The Digital Public Library of America also enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage through the use of an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data.

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.

Screening Tools & Rating Scales - The School Psychiatry Program and Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute Resource Center Massachusetts General Hospital The screening tools and rating scales in the table below can be used to help measure a young person’s mental health symptoms, and/or measure progress after interventions are put in place at school or at home. For each screening tool or rating scale, the table indicates: the age range for the instrument, who completes the instrument, the number of items in the instrument and how long it takes to complete, and whether free access is available on line. To help you decide whether a screening tool or rating scale might be appropriate to use with respect to a particular child, you can click on the DETAIL link next to the tool or scale. The DETAIL pages give more detailed information about the tool or scale, including a color-coded summary of who the instrument is designed for (i.e., parents, teachers, students, and/or clinicians).

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