Here are four links to understanding special needs and technology:
- Here’s an article on iPads and visually-impaired students
- Here’s another on Special Ed iPads apps for reading and writing
- Here’s Internet4Classroom’s list of resources for Exceptional Children
- Here’s Jeannette Van Houten’s iEvaluate Apps for Special Needs–a checklist for evaluating apps for special needs students
If your school budget allows for only a limited number of apps and programs this year, choose the ones that will fill out your special needs collections.
Here are some wonderful apps/websites to use with your special needs students:
- Babakus–a math app for students with dyscalculia or math disability
- One-handed keyboard--a standard desktop keyboard that allows those with limited or no use of one hand to continue typing
- Five-finger typist–self-paced typing exercises for the one-handed
- iPads for autism–the phenomenal impact of the iPad on communication abilities of the autistic.
- Speech and language apps from Mobile Education Store–apps to assist children with higher function autism
- How to make your own assistive technology devices
- iPads and Special Education–a very detailed list of a variety of apps from all different subjects.