Technology

Being Present

With so many things constantly vying for our attention, it can be hard to stay present in the moment. When I was younger (yes, I realize I am about to date myself), I remember getting our first cordless phone. No more...

AAC Apps and Autism

In the age of the iPad, tablet technology goes far beyond Facebook and Angry Birds. For many children with autism who struggle to communicate, it’s giving them a “voice” for the first time. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, apps...

Screened Out

"No screens on school nights." It's the newest rule around our house. Before you think I turned into the sinister dad that banned dancing in Footloose, hear me out. Screen time isn't evil; it just needs to be used in...

Tips for Starting the Assistive Technology Process

From digital pens to speech-recognition apps and talking calculators, the world of assistive technology for students with special needs is ever-growing, and can be overwhelming for parents just starting their search. Assistive technology, or AT, covers any technology or device...

Using Technology with Dyslexia

A smartpen that follows along with lectures. An app that types as you speak. For students who struggle with dyslexia, current technology can help them overcome considerable obstacles in the classroom. Dyslexia is a language processing disorder, and the goal...

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