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The Common Core Is Tough on Kids With Special Needs

The Common Core Is Tough on Kids With Special Needs | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
The standards don't allow enough flexibility for students who learn differently.
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BridgingApps Reviewed App: TouchMath Adventures Pro: Touching/Counting Patterns | BridgingApps

BridgingApps Reviewed App: TouchMath Adventures Pro: Touching/Counting Patterns | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

This app is great for all levels of learning! We have not found a child who doesn’t like this app, and it offers all different levels of learning depending on the child’s cognitive ability. The app focuses on letters and their sounds, but each letter has its own screen with a fun cause and effect activity. We found when trialing this with children who have delayed language development, that they were very motivated to repeat the sounds after they heard it. The app uses very colorful and fun illustrations as well as fun background music.

 
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Mobile Devices Certification | BridgingApps

BridgingApps has partnered with the Texas Computer Education Association to provide in-depth training to use mobile devices with a variety of learners who have disabilities. 

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Parenting Special Needs Magazine September/October 2013

Parenting Special Needs Magazine September/October 2013 | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

App Tools for Back to School Success

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SXSW Panel Proposal: Autism APPtitude—Using Apps to Target Skills | BridgingApps

SXSW Panel Proposal: Autism APPtitude—Using Apps to Target Skills | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

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Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with Autism, a complex neurobiological disorder typically characterized by communication, social, and behavioral delays. Much media attention has focused on the power of tablet technology for communication, especially for those who cannot express themselves. Less discussed, but just as life-changing are apps that can be leveraged to address significant learning difficulties for people with Autism, including social interaction, engagement, organizational skills and transitions. Panelists will discuss how apps can effectively target skill development and harness strengths for those who need flexible modes of learning. Panelists will also examine the growing need for exceptional app development that allows users to create and customize content, track data, and monitor progress. A variety of apps and their target uses will be addressed and each panelist will weigh in on app features that benefit those with social, behavioral, and communication delays.

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10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs

10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
When we think about ways the iPad has changed the world, our minds usually shoot to publishing, entertainment, or mobile communication. For the community of people living with d...
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Op-Ed: iPads Transformed My Special Education Classroom

Op-Ed: iPads Transformed My Special Education Classroom | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
Fed up with the sad reality special education students face, Neil Virani changed his students’ lives with technology.
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Infographic: The Rapid Growth of Google Apps For Education

Infographic: The Rapid Growth of Google Apps For Education | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
An infographic showing the growth of Google Apps for education. The growth of Google Apps in schools really has been staggering!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"Oregon was the first state to offer Google Apps for Education in K-12 classrooms saving $1.5 million."

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Getting Started: iPads for Special Needs Book | BridgingApps

Getting Started: iPads for Special Needs Book | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
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iPads for Special Needs

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An iPad for the Holidays—Now What? | BridgingApps

An iPad for the Holidays—Now What? | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

With the holidays right around the corner, check out our tips for getting started, making the most out of the iPad, and celebrating the season with the ones you love in our latest article in the November/December issue of Parenting Special Needs Magazine!

 

In this article, we cover three topics to help you get started:

The Basics on AccessoriesMaking a Plan for using an iPadApp Suggestions
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Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 2013 Fall Conference Presentations and Resources | BridgingApps

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Feds Invest $10 Million Into Research for Severe Learning Disabilities

Feds Invest $10 Million Into Research for Severe Learning Disabilities | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
The funding will establish a center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. that will focus on instructional strategies in reading and math for students with persistent learning struggles.
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BridgingApps Reviewed App: Five Sharks Swimming | BridgingApps

BridgingApps Reviewed App: Five Sharks Swimming | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

Five Sharks Swimming clearly focuses on counting and learning the numbers 1 – 5. It is highly engaging for students as they are drawn to the catchy song and simple, uncluttered interface. This developer kept the learning challenges of students with special needs in mind by including switch accessibility into their app! Therefore, this app can be accessed through touch, single switch or two switches.

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Setting Up the Android for the First Time | BridgingApps

Setting Up the Android for the First Time | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it

These instructions cover the following topics (the times given are just a guideline to help you plan):

Unboxing the Android Tablet (5 Minutes)Installing a screen protector (20 Minutes)First Time Setup including registering the tablet with Google (15 Minutes)Ordering your first application directly on the tablet (10 Minutes)
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4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities

4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
Noah Rahman has moderate Cerebral Palsy affecting his communication, cognition and upper and lower body movement. When he turned two, his language, cognitive abilitity and fine ...
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Parenting Special Needs: Life Skills Apps | BridgingApps

Parenting Special Needs: Life Skills Apps | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
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app list featuring life skills apps for children with special needs

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Free Accessibility Features on the iPad Course on Udemy | BridgingApps

Free Accessibility Features on the iPad Course on Udemy | BridgingApps | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
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iPad accessibility and guided access features

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BridgingApps | Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities

BridgingApps | Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities | Special Needs Apps & Technology | Scoop.it
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Detailed app reviews and app lists based on skills, educational resources and training for using mobile devices with children who have special needs.

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