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Apps and software for students with language-based learning disabilities

We recently presented with Kimberly Murphy (@kimberlyslp, a speech and language pathologist) at the Québec Provincial Association of Teachers conference. Our presentation focused on the planning and implementation of new assistive technologies for students with language-based learning disabilities. We created a handout that lists all the apps for language-based learning disabilities in two categories, apps […]

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Mobile learning for special education – What’s the bigger picture?

Its back-to-school time, and many school districts/boards and schools have purchased iPads over the summer, either for large-scale initiatives or for smaller pilot projects for mobile learning within their schools. Mobile learning initiatives for special education in your school or district must be developed by examining how apps fit within the bigger picture.

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There’s a special app for that – Part 9: Apps for college/university students with learning disabilities

Welcome to Part 9 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In Part 9, we focus on apps that can help college/university students with learning disabilities in the areas of productivity, note taking, research, organizational assistance and others.

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There’s a special app for that – Part 8: Apps that support the development of autonomy and independence

Welcome to Part 8 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. There is an interesting “side-effect” of using the iPad or iPod as a communication or educational device. And its a good one… it’s called self-determination. In this post we focus on […]

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Thank you to the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Families and Inspirations for raising awareness

We’ve recently been featured in various Montreal publications on new technologies available for children with special needs. We’d like to extend our thanks to: The Montreal Gazette for reporting on a family’s successful use of Proloquo2Go on the iPad, “App called Proloquo2Go Whets Appetite of Non-Verbal Child.” Proloquo2Go is an app that is designed to provide augmentative […]

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There’s a special app for that – Part 7: Apps that support literacy instruction

Welcome to Part 7 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post we examine the seven building blocks of literacy instruction and look at apps that can support each area. Our goal was to identify apps that can be used […]

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Looking forward to 2011 as mobile learning matures

MobileFuture, a news and advocacy site for mobile technologies, produced a great video that covers the growth of mobile technology in the last year. Of particular interest to us in this video is the growth of mobile app downloads, from 300 million in 2009 to 5 BILLION in 2010. Now that is incredible growth. Of […]

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