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50 Questions About LD is a great resource for students, families and service providers beginning to explore and understand unique and/or different learning styles. In a well-organized, frequently asked question and answer format, it guides the reader through eight chapters, from recognizing "something's not working here" to questioning, evaluating, designing...

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Youth on the Move is a website created by the University of Massachusetts to address all aspects of transition. It is a comprehensive website that looks at services starting in high school and continuing through graduation and the "move" into life after the IEP. Some of the services are specific...

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VStreet is a program designed to teach life and social skills to teens in transition. Originally developed for at-risk youth, research has shown that this tool has proven to be effective in teaching young adults many of the life skills they will need when leaving the supportive environment of homes/agencies,...

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This article shows w ell-conducted assessments of student achievement are critical to developing student-centered instruction. The key, however, is not to let the assessment process become so burdensome that it detracts from instruction rather than supporting it. We look at the relationship between assessment and instruction, and specific computer-based...

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This article focuses on computer-based testing accommodations and universally-designed assessments. NimbleTools co-founder and researcher, Dr. Michael Russell, discusses the state of the field and identifies the key components of effective testing accommodations.

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This article explores the convergence of assistive and instructional technologies and the use by both in general education classrooms. The in-depth interview, with AT/IT expert Lon Thornburg, discusses technology advocacy as well, with a little help from ace parent advocate, Chuck DiPietro.

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Tips for College Success by Nigel the Fox is a booklet published by CAST which includes tips on how to succeed in college. It is a fun, cartoon-like way to get some valuable tips for students transitioning to college. There are 12 tips from meeting the professor before class starts...

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Cheryl Lepard of AccessAbility Services, and Linda Petty from the University of Toronto Scarborough, draw the correlation between good time management and organization skills, and greater postsecondary academic success. They describe several strategies and technologies to help students develop these skills, and lists several reasons to begin developing students’ self-determination...

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NantMobile Money Reader a free app by IPPLEX, for the iphone that instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people experiencing visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identify and count bills. No internet connection is required for the scanning to take place, which means it can be...

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The James Nuttall Blog is presented from a first-person perspective as someone who benefits daily from assistive technology. It focuses primarily on electronic reading devices and advocacy, particularly in schools. Dr. Nutall worked at the State of Michigan Department of Education for 30 years, and had a variety of...

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