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A collection of articles about the use of technology to support learning.
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Making the Most of Microsoft Word 2016 to Support Learners with Literacy Difficulties

We help people overcome disability & barriers to learning.
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Resources | Ian Bean

Free Resources On this page you'll find links to scores of accessible activities together with documents and information useful to those working with or parenting young people with severe and complex needs.
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Play our games online

Play our games online | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
This website provides free online accessible teaching activities for children with special educational needs.
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The Pseudoscientific Phenom—Facilitated Communication—Makes a Comeback

The Pseudoscientific Phenom—Facilitated Communication—Makes a Comeback | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
In the early 1990s, professionals who served children with autism and other developmental disabilities were swept up by a breakthrough method known as facilitated communication (FC). The method inc...
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Games, activities and more compatible with PCEye Explore

Games, activities and more compatible with PCEye Explore | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
There are plenty of games, activities and webpages compatible will Tobii Dynavox PCEye Explore.
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Hospice staff

Hospice staff | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
Lifelites provides specialist technology for children in every children's hospices in the UK & Ireland.
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A Device That Interprets Sign Language Is Now Being Crowdfunded

A Device That Interprets Sign Language Is Now Being Crowdfunded | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
Startup MotionSavvy is turning to Indiegogo to bring a tablet to market that translates sign language into speech and speech into text messages.
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: 60 Things to Do With a Single Switch

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: 60 Things to Do With a Single Switch | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
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Smart Buttons and Actions - YouTube

Learn what smart buttons and button actions do in Tobii Communicator. This video will explain the concept of smart buttons and button actions and provide exa...
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Intro To Tobii Communicator 4 - All Chapters - YouTube

This series of videos introduces the powerful Communicator 4 software and describes its features and capabilities. Use it to produce synthesized speech or co...
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If you are developing page sets for Tobii Communicator, for use with Eyegaze, this is the place to start.

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DisabilityTechDad: Look to Learn - Scenes and Sounds - Eyegaze, Touch and Assisted Scanning

DisabilityTechDad: Look to Learn - Scenes and Sounds - Eyegaze, Touch and Assisted Scanning | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
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Tobii announces an array of new eye-tracking initiatives for 2017

Tobii announces an array of new eye-tracking initiatives for 2017 | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
Tobii, the firm beyond the incredible infrared eye-tracking tech in Huawei's Honor Magic phone and Dell's Alienware laptops, is looking to the future.
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Carbon High School names special needs woman an honorary cheerleader

Carbon High School names special needs woman an honorary cheerleader | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
KUTV Carbon High School named an honorary cheerleader at half time of a home basketball game Wednesday - 23-year-old Ashley Vigil, who has Rett's Syndrome.Paula Dickson, Vigil's mother, says the moving gesture was a complete surprise to her and her daughte
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Myths and Realities of Augmentative Communication

Myths and Realities of Augmentative Communication | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
By:  Amanda Nagle, MA, CCC-SLP/L Parents understandably worry when they hear the words “speech generating device”, “AAC” and  “augmentative communication”. Concerns are voiced such as: The Speech L...
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Try ii-Music for FREE! | Skoogmusic

Try ii-Music for FREE! | Skoogmusic | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
() ii-Music is a new musical instrument for eyegaze, designed to be played with your eyes.  
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Use It to Connect

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Use It to Connect | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Use It to Connect

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Hotpotting in Tobii Communicator - YouTube

How to create hotspots for communication in Tobii Communicator.
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Rob Gregory shows us how simple it is to hotspot on Communicator. Great for storytelling!

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Laura Tarver: PODD Communication Books for Learners with ASD — Therapy Ideas Live - YouTube

Laura Tarver gives a 5-minute lightning talk about how the team at Eagle House implemented PODD communication books, at this Therapy Ideas Live event. She ta...
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AAC Mythbusters: Your Child Has Enough Skills

AAC Mythbusters: Your Child Has Enough Skills | Assistive Technology ASN | Scoop.it
AAC will encourage verbal speech development because you are giving someone a way to express thoughts, wants, needs, ideas, hopes, fears, and feelings with
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