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Dexteria is a set of hand exercises that helps users improve their fine motor skills and strengthens handwriting readiness for children and adults. Dexteria includes the activities "Write It" (handwriting), "Pinch It" (for pincer) and "Tap It" (for finger isolation). Although they are billed as "therapeutic exercise programs", each...

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This is a general assistive technology blog that lists, describes and offers videos and step-by-step directions to implement and use a variety of AT tools. The comments about products are informative and give insight as to who would benefit from the identified tool. Each month, one to five tools or...

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A lot has been written about the iPad as an assistive technology tool. In this blog entry, Andrew Marcinek adds to Edutopia's series on 1:1 student and the use of iPads in education. The Boston area instructional technology specialist illustrates the potential for customizing a tool that has been provided...

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Australian assistive technology supplier Spectronics is known for providing useful, relevant information about a variety of products and a multitude of topics. They've done it again with Greg O'Conner's "Apps for Literacy Support" list. This list had been in development in the Spectronics blog for a while so providing a...

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AppleVis is a community driven website that was created to collect information on the accessibility of apps developed for Apple's iOS devices. Its goal is to be a repository of “guides, tutorials and tips that will enable users with vision impairments to get the most from their iPhone, iPad...

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This website is authored by Carolyn Musselwhite who has been practicing in the field of AAC intervention for many years. The site is rich in information about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), including strategies to incorporate it into effective daily communication. The 'Tip of the Month' section contains valuable tips...

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Blogger Amanda Myers has been teaching at a hospital school for 25 years, where she has worked with children who have speech or physical disabilities. When she found out she could not pinpoint a reliable existing strategy to assess her non-verbal students’ reading levels, she set out to conduct research...

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is known for its quality resources, and the Parent Advocacy Brief titled "A Parent's Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)" is another example of an accessible, approachable, and accurate resource. This free 14-page guide defines UDL, explains the three UDL principles, describes...

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In this article originially published by Edudemic, Beth Holland describes and attempts to disprove several myths related to teaching writing on tablet computers. Holland outlines a few ideas to help teachers translate tablet tools and apps into useful curriculum elements that teach some of the skills needed to write clearly...

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This blog post from Paul Hamilton’s “Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner” focuses on free or low-cost iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch applications to help students who struggle with reading and writing. Hamilton has compiled summaries and links to information on GoodReader, Dragon Dictation, Nebulous Notes, CloudOn, Side...

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