Students with Learning and Academic Disabilities need assistive technology

Location: Special Education Assistive Technology Center, Illinois State University Leader: George R. Peterson-Karlan The trends and findings from a descriptive analysis of 25 years of research studies examining the effectiveness of technology to support the compositional writing of students with learning and academic disabilities are presented. A corpus of 85 applied research studies of writing…

Tool Time: Assistive Learning Apps for ADHD Kids

Text-to-Speech 1. Read2Go/Learning Ally Audio (read2go.org; iOS; $19.99)/(learningally.org; iOS; Android; free with Learning Ally membership) Bookshare and Learning Ally, audiobooks services for people with reading challenges, are familiar names in education. Read2Go (for Bookshare) and the Learning Ally Audio app make these valuable resources more accessible. Some students with attention challenges find it tough to…

20 Apps that Can Help Individuals with ADD/ADHD

1. ADHD Tracker 1.0 Using the Vanderbilt Scales published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ADHD Tracker makes completing and submitting a behavioral assessment easier for parents and teachers of children ages 4 through 18 years who have already been diagnosed and treated for ADHD. 2. ADHD Treatment Neurocognitive therapy has been clinically shown to improve executive…