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There’s a special app for that – Part 11: Creative apps for digital storytelling

Welcome to Part 11 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In Part 11, we focus on creative apps for digital storytelling. These apps can help teachers and parents start a digital storytelling initiative in their school or home for their students […]

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World Autism Awareness Day 2012

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd, part of April’s Autism Awareness Month — an official declaration by the United Nations in 2007. This day encourages individuals across the globe to take measures to raise awareness about the prevalence and rate of autism in our society as well as encourages early diagnosis and early intervention. […]

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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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There’s a special app for that – Part 10: Apps for behavior management and intervention

Welcome to Part 10 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In Part 10, we focus on apps for behavior management and intervention. We start with examining a framework for behavior management and look at apps for various areas: analysis, charts, goals, […]

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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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