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Assistive and other educational technologies are a great help to students, but motivation to access the material in the first place must be considered. This article discusses student engagement, motivation, and building confidence to succeed in school. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology

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Founded by Bill Binko, co-founder and principal technologist at LessonPix.com, this website is an experiment in solving problems in Assistive Technology using the skills and tools of the Maker community. In other words, resources for open-source hardware and software solutions are provided, to combine these tools for the benefit of...

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This webpage provides many different kinds of resources for educators and their art curriculum. These include project ideas, tips, frameworks for practice, and video examples of various types of assistive technologies and modifications, to make art making more accessible to children with disabilities. https://assistedtechnology.weebly.com/autism-and-at-brenna-hurley.html

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TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) is a global, nonprofit, member-based organization supporting the use of technology in education. It caters primarily to educators in the field, and has resources for professional development, as well as other resources, such as their blog, for further research. https://www.tcea.org/

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The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. Resources such as articles are...

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With the continued push toward the inclusion of students with special needs in the general education classroom, educators are constantly looking for ways to improve each student’s experience and learning. Although there are proven benefits of inclusion, traditional curricula and instructional techniques are not always optimal for students with cognitive,...

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Engaging in the Arts helps build creativity, confidence, focus and collaboration. For students with special needs, this sometimes requires some classroom modifications to ensure a successful outcome. As part of inclusion here are a few ideas that may be helpful. http://blog.schoolspecialty.com/art-craft/art-class-modifications-children-special-needs/

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All 50 states have issued regulations for the identification of SLDs (Specific Learning Disabilities). Furthermore, states must allow (but not necessarily require) the use of “a process based on the child’s response to scientific, research-based intervention”—commonly known as Response to Intervention (or RTI). States may also allow the use of...

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Determining whether an English Language Learner (ELL) has a Learning Disability (LD) can sometimes be very difficult; and much of the time, teachers feel unprepared to meet these students' needs. To determine the true circumstances of these students requires a knowledge of the characteristics of acquiring a second language, of...

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In this video, a Speech-Language Pathologist talks about assistive devices, and in-house engineer Alex walks through the ways you can make or modify an assistive device yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRqRcrSJOII

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