The iPad is a device that is second to none when it comes to use in the special education classroom. Dictation, Speech Selection, Guided Access, and Word Completion are built into the device itself without downloading the first app. Today's presentation and resources focus on how to keep a student with special needs (or any student!) focused on their learning and what they are creating instead of their shortcomings.
General Special Education Resources
Accessibility Overview of the iPad from Apple
Integrating Technology into The Special Education Classroom- Charleen Cullen- (Presentation)
Free Must Have Apps for Special Education- TCEA (PDF)
Lauren S. Enders- Assistive Technology Consultant: Pinterest Boards
Apps for Special Education- Eric Sailors
Apps 4 Children with Special Needs
14 Expert Recommended Apps for Autism- Parenting (Website)
Apps for Speech (PDF)
Apps for Articulation and Expressive Language- Lois Jean Brady (PDF)
iPad Accessibility for Visual Impairments- Oklahoma School for the Blind (PDF)
Switch Accessibility for the iPad- Apps for Stages (PDF)
Students with special needs are using iPads, equipped with software called Proloquo2go, to communicate with their teachers and boost learning. It's already having major benefits for kids and teachers.
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