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Most students with executive functioning struggles really want to be more organized, manage their time better, and have a better memory. But they may not be able to do so. This is not so much a problem with motivation but of brain development. This blog post from Learning Works gives...

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This Guide to Assistive Technology (AT) was created for parent center professionals and family members to help them learn about effective AT practices, devices, and services. AT has great potential to help infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities participate fully in daily routines; increase access to the general educational...

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Assistive technology is any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as talking with friends, going to school and work, or participating in recreational activities is a challenge. Get informed...

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Welcome to this short video outlining basic topics and concepts for using assistive technology with students with disabilities. Students, parents, teachers and other service professionals can benefit from this overview video.

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Apple wants to make it easier for people with any type of disabilities to use its products, so it created a website with all relevant information about its products. Scroll through their new website that features various sections, themed around accessibility needs (i.e. hearing, vision, physical & motor skills, etc.)...

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See how through using brainwave commands and a wireless connected EEG headset from the Australian electronics company Emotiv Systems, this technology can also send a thought message to anyone via a push notification (in-app SMS). https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2016/05/02/think-to-speak-technology-finally-becomes-a-reality-for-people-with-impaired-verbal-communication/

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Of all the learning difficulties facing people with dyslexia, it is reading and writing that proves to be the most demanding. The challenge to read effectively and efficiently can potentially have an adverse educational, professional and psychological effect on this group, and possibly negatively impact their views on schooling and...

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This blog is made by a mom whose son has severe, non-verbal autism. From the perspective of a parent, she recounts her experiences using assistive technology for her son, Cooper. https://www.findingcoopersvoice.com/2017/03/12/assistive-technology-for-kids-with-autism/

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This blog post gives insightful tips on some assistive technology devices that could be useful for children with Autism Spectrum disorder in the classroom, from communication aids to smart glasses.

Link: http://blog.ncpad.org/2017/06/12/assistive-technology-to-improve-education-for-students-with-autism/

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For years, different modes of technology have been used to improve the quality of life of people who have various developmental disabilities. However, the varied use of technology for children with autism continues to receive limited attention, despite the fact that technology tends to be a high interest area for...

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