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Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools

As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible for students with disabilities. For some, that decision is causing serious consequences. …

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Rural district meets speech language pathologist shortage

In rural southern Mississippi, finding enough qualified speech-language professionals to fully serve a growing population of students with speech and language delays can be problematic. Stone County School District in Wiggins,…

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Tool aims to help maximize learning for students with autism

A new cognition tool is intended to help higher-functioning students with autism maximize their learning potential when they demonstrate inflexible thinking and difficulty identifying relevant information. Skills Advanced Cognition, from SKILLS,…

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New PD focuses on dyslexia

Literacy publisher MindPlay has introduced a new professional development program about dyslexia for K-12 teachers and parents. Understanding Dyslexia is an online program that helps teachers identify students who have dyslexia,…

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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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