Mar 18, 2009

Assistive Technology for Children with Learning Disabilities

I came across an article today on the Great Schools website and wanted to share it with it. It's full of information and links about the assistive technology that is out there for children with learning disabilities.

Assistive technology (AT) is available to help individuals with many types of disabilities — from cognitive problems to physical impairment. This article will focus specifically on AT for individuals with learning disabilities (LD).

The use of technology to enhance learning is an effective approach for many children. Additionally, students with LD often experience greater success when they are allowed to use their abilities (strengths) to work around their disabilities (challenges). AT tools combine the best of both of these practices.

This article will introduce parents to the role of AT in helping their children with LD.

You can visit the Great Schools website to read this article in its entirety.


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  2. What agencies are available for low-income families that have children with learning disabilities?

  3. Hello
    I am special education teacher and developer of applications. I develop applications in my spare time. Here is a free application to treat dyslexia and other reading difficulties. I hope you find it useful. Thanks.

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  5. Another way technology can help children or teens, adults also, with ADHD, is through biofeedback/neurofeedback. It helps children/teens to focus, to strengthen their mind and awareness of their need to concentrate, it can be likened to exercises for the mind/brain. It has been demonstrated to have value for those with ADHD. The downside is that it is a little pricey, but in the long run probably no less expensive than medication. Overcoming ADHD Without Medication: A Parent and Educator's Guidebook


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