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Eighth-graders develop app to help dyslexic readers

A group of Plano, Texas middle schoolers wants to help those with the reading disability by developing a mobile app that will allow users to customize text to their specific…

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New partnership supports online learning for special education students

Across the country, schools and districts are leveraging digital learning to overcome staffing and resource challenges to improve outcomes and to address the many needs of their K-12 students—whether to…

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Kurzweil improves learning for blind, visually impaired users

Kurzweil Education, Inc., a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its award-winning text-to-speech software that makes printed or electronic text readily…

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Idaho district implements online speech therapy

School districts spanning large areas, like 10,000-plus student Bonneville Joint School District 93 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, often struggle to hire and retain enough fully qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to…

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8 special education communication apps

Technology facilitates faster and easier communication for everyone, and it plays a unique role in helping students with special needs develop important verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Here, we've gathered a…

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New one-to-one initiative transforms special education

Hunched over their iPads, the three seventh-graders took turns reading the document displayed on their screens. One, Sam Seifert, followed along, while her special education teacher Jessica Waterstreet did the talking…

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Brain-scans research delivers lessons on how kids learn

On a recent afternoon, a 10-year-old girl with long, blond, curly hair, gave University of Washington researchers a peek inside her brain. Lying flat on her back inside a machine that…

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5 back-to-school apps for special-needs students

Thanks to new technologies, students starting another school year have at their disposal more innovative applications to make the learning process a little easier and more exciting.…

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Prepping students with autism for life after K-12

Transitioning to higher education or the workforce is a challenge for most K-12 students, but it can be more challenging for students with autism as they learn to navigate new…

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Four special-education innovations from ISTE

A software program that can boost the memory and attention of students with disabilities, called the “most innovative medical advancement of 2012” by the National Institutes of Health, was among…

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