The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people with vision, hearing, fine motor, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for much less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people […]

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Digital pens–help for students who learn differently

By Kathy Kuhl       If your student struggles to take notes, do you know the best tools to help him or her succeed? I bought my son a smart pen years ago, and it helped. But the technology has changed and improved. The best way I’ve found to keep up with all kinds […]

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Free help with tech tools to overcome learning challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl   Assistive technology–tech tools to help people with learning challenges and other disabilities–keeps growing fast. If no one’s invented a tool to help your child or teen, it may come out next week. But there’s so many! Where to begin? And what can I get that’s good and free, to begin with? How […]

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Read faster with BeeLine Reader, new software tool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to read faster? Want to help your dyslexic child’s eyes find the next line more easily? BeeLine Reader can help. It’s an unusual browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, (and also an iOS app) that can make reading on screen easier. I’m so impressed with this tool that I […]

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Tech Tools to Help Students Overcome Learning Challenges

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Who can keep track of all the new tricks your computer, tablet, or phone can do? Who can keep up with all the apps in Google Play or the App Store? When you add tracking new accessibility features on top of teaching children or teens with learning challenges or other special needs, it’s hard. But […]

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New Resources to Make Reading Easier

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by Kathy Kuhl     Joan Green is one of the nation’s experts on finding tools to help people with all kinds of learning challenges. I’ve recommended her work in assistive technology before, and now she has new ways to help. Why I like Joan Green’s work Joan keeps up with the fast-growing field of assistive […]

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Help! My Teen is Dyslexic

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by Kathy Kuhl What if you didn’t know your child was dyslexic until they hit high school? This happened to a family I learned about yesterday.  They just discovered that their bilingual high schooler is dyslexic. For years, the experts kept saying, “She’s only struggling with reading because she’s bilingual.” It’s an easy mistake to make, but […]

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Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Review by Kathy Kuhl      Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Happen in College and Beyond, by Henry B. Reiff, Ph.D. Your child with learning challenges may be going to college. What help will they need? How will they get it? What can help them navigate the system to get available services? […]

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Webinar: Assistive tech for middle school & up

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Joan Green is the best source I know for keeping up with assistive technologies. On June 25, 27 and July 1, she’s giving a series of webinars these next two weeks, discussing tools to help students with organization, reading, and writing, as well as free online tools and iPad apps.

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