Tag Archives: apps for special needs

Top 11 Resources for Students with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

Top 11 Resources for Students with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities According to the information from the National Center of Education Statistics, the number of children receiving special education in 2014-2015 was around 13% of all public school students. In precise numbers, that’s 6.6 million students. This is a promising figure. It shows that more classrooms…
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Why Special Education Teachers Need More Training

Special education teachers tackle challenges with grace and style and know how to hustle when they need to. They are a unique bunch that doesn't stop at “no,” and are willing to do anything for their students. Trisha Katkin is one who stands out from the bunch! She works endless hours for her students and, lately, she’s been working…
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Special Needs Apps Checklist: 25 Key Features

In September 2014, education apps were the second-most popular category, with a share of 10.36 percent of all apps being learning apps. Now in 2017, they rank number three - still incredibly popular and now over 80,000 apps in iOS alone. How do educators decide which apps will meet the needs of their students? Preparing a rubric or…
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Does your child have poor reading skills?

Does your child have poor reading skills? Children with poor reading skills will have problems in all content areas. “Andy Helps You Read” will improve your child’s chances of success by improving their reading skills. “Andy” is a complete reading program, not just one or two lessons, but 20 lessons. Each lesson presents new material…
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Time For Bed little Ted

It's time for Little Ted to go to bed.  Can you help him? Since its release in January, the preschool story app 'Time For Bed little Ted' has received positive reviews from parents and teachers. Professional voice actors read this calming bedtime story, which is supportive of early learning, is autism-friendly and has easy to…
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Tiggly Play Date

Tiggly Play Date [caption id="attachment_59332" align="alignleft" width="350"] This was one end of the table. We had a brother and sister, and then 6 classmates of the brother over.[/caption] Recently, I was asked to help a family host a play date for their son with Angelman Syndrome. The Mom invited 6 boys to her house to…
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9 Skill-Building Apps for Social Emotional Learning – featured in edutoptia

Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed - featured in edutoptia    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness nurtured in order to successfully play, work, cooperate,…
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Start Your Engines #CES2016

This is my first ever CES (Consumer Electronics Show) event and the first time that I am attending a major conference and not wearing a press pass. This is my third visit to Vegas in less than three months on the business side of education, and a new fork in the road for me. I'm gearing…
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