Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving.
In this edWebinar, join two of FCPS’ assistive technology team leaders for a panel presentation with time for questions and answers.
When we “flip” the learning, and have students present to educators in our edWebinars, it’s a great example of how much we can learn from our students. In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology, Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers. We wanted to know how they felt about playing the role of teacher to a crowd of over 800 attendees.
“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” is a question often asked by Dana Blackaby, Dyslexia Specialist at The Academy at Nola Dunn in Texas. During a recent edWeb.net edWebinar, Blackaby and two student-led tech crew members from The Academy at Nola Dunn, 5th-grade student, Gavin, and 4th-grade student, Marley, explained that students with disabilities cannot access grade-level curricula 100% by themselves if they are not yet reading at grade level. Eighty-five percent of what we learn we learn is by listening and students can listen and comprehend two grade levels above their reading levels.
In this edWebinar learn how assistive technology allows students to access and master grade-level curricula even if they have dyslexia.
In this edWebinar, Mike Marotta, a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, will share a broad range of low- and high-tech applications and tools to support struggling readers in these grades when it comes to keeping up with classroom assignments.
Communicating can be a challenge for certain individuals with autism. In “Communication Innovations for Individuals with Autism,” Howard C. Shane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Communication Enhancement and the Autism Language Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, discussed different types of communication displays, explained the Visual Immersion System™ (VIS), and talked about repurposing consumer products to provide Just In Time Communication to individuals with autism.
Join Dr. Shane for this webinar to learn about the Visual Immersion System. He will also discuss how to enhance communication and expand language by repurposing consumer products/technology to provide Just In Time Communication (JITs). Case examples and resources will be presented.
From apps to software to cloud-based cross-platform supports, this webinar will explore tools that can aid struggling readers
Discover how the application of eBooks can be used as an assistive technology tool for reading for all students – including those with special needs.