Assistive Technology

In this section, you will find links to assistive technology (AT) resources to enhance student learning.

Joan Ganz Cooney Center

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  • This site includes blogs and research publications on how children – especially those who are struggling – learn across both formal and informal environments, whether they are interacting with media on their own or together with teachers, family members or their peers.

LD online

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  • Assistive technology tips and information on learning disabilities.

LEARN

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  • Each of the following topics on assistive technology are described in a distinct section.
    • Adaptations and MEES Exams
    • Why and how to disable grammar and spell checker
    • The writing process and assistive technology
    • Text-to-speech (TTS) and how it assists a student
    • OpenDyslexic font

SMART Exchange

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  • Free lesson plans for your SMART board.

Special Education Technology-British Columbia

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  • Very interesting blog posts on technology (how to use Flipgrid and AAC in the classroometc.)

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative

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  • This link includes Publications section with editable forms to discuss the adoption of AT based on purpose and student need. It also includes forms to document the implementation process. This would be ideal any school team meetings. 
  • The Resources section includes links to other web pages and resources on AT.