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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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inov8 Ed & Apple events in May/June are full! Try our [email protected] series…

Thanks to all the families who came to our May event with Apple! It looks like our June event with Apple is full, so we will not be able to take any further registration. However, there is still time to register for our [email protected] Seminar Series: Mobile Communication Tools for Children with Developmental Delay or […]

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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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There’s a special app for that – Part 6: 3 Methods of Using Augmentative Communication Apps To Support Different Languages

Welcome to Part 6 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In Part 6 we look at 3 methods of using augmentative communication apps to support different languages: use existing native language AAC apps; use the pronunciation feature within Proloquo2Go; and use […]

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There’s a special app for that – Part 5: 5 Mind Mapping Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

Welcome to Part 5 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 round up 5 great mind mapping apps for children with learning disabilities who are visual learners.

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e-Books on the iPad In Celebration of Family Literacy Day

Its Family Literacy Day today in Canada!  Check out local events in your community at ABC Life Literacy Canada. This year’s theme is “Play for Literacy.”  To celebrate at home with your child, why not read some e-books on the iPad? Some suggestions: Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook (incredibly interactive) Mabel and Lulu: The Real […]

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