Bullying and the Special Needs Student
by Diane S. Kendall, 02/16/2012
The National Center for Learning Disabilities web site features a new set of useful resources for parents of LD children on bullying worth reading and sending on to key personnel at your child's school.
Read Naturally--for Blind & Visually Impaired Students
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 09/07/2010
Read Naturally provides programs to help blind and visually impaired students with comprehension, fluency, phonics, reading speed, vocabulary, and Braille understanding. The program comes with a new resource CD packed with files that can be printed in Braille and large print.
2009: The Year of Universal Access - All Children Have Special Needs
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 01/05/2009
With technology resources available to enable us to help all students, this should be the year we leave behind how we taught students in the past and move forward by using effective technologies in our schools. We should think of each child as an individual with individual needs and determine how technologies can help with each child's learning.
Web Tools for Different Types of Learners
by Diane S. Kendall, 09/11/2008
Here's a list of Web tools categorized by student learning style. Whether your children are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners, there are tools on the Internet that should be able to help them with their learning.
Special Needs Search Engine
by Diane S. Kendall, 04/14/2006
The Tool Factory is offering a new way to search their product line to find fits with special needs students.
T-Power: Empowering Special Needs Kids Through Technology - Part III - Using What May Be Already on Your Computer
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 02/04/2004
Your computer system already includes some tools for Special Needs. If you have up-to-date systems such as Microsoft's Windows XP or Macintosh's System X, you'll find accessibility options that you can put to work now. While these options won't solve all special needs problems, they should be a big help.
The CAST eReader
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 01/23/2004
The new CAST eReader helps students use the text-to-speech capabilities of computer to great advantage.
Palm Handhelds for Special Needs Children
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 11/10/2003
Palm handhelds can be used at home and at school with special needs children.
T-Power : Empowering Special Needs Kids Through Technology - Part II - Setting Up Your Computer
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 09/18/2003
Making you computer more accessible for your special needs child often starts with getting to know your computer better, not more bucks for special add-ons.
T-Power : Empowering Special Needs Kids Through Technology - Part I - Know Your Child
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 09/11/2003
The first step in empowering special needs children through technology is observing how they use the computer and thinking through what they need to take full advantage of its capabilities.
Should I Have My Child Tested?
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 05/09/2003
Thinking about having your child tested for a learning disablity? Here is some advice on how to proceed and what to expect.
All Children Have Special Needs
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 04/07/2003
Whether a child is academically gifted, learning disabled, or at some stage in-between, they need adults - both teachers and parents - to be alert to what those often hidden needs might be.
No Such Thing as a "Disability" Here: Two Sites that Take You "Outside the Box"
by Dr. Merle Marsh, 02/25/2003
There are lots of sites listed in our special needs section that can give you information about where to get more help, but here are two sites that can give you something more - hope and a shot at an upbeat attitude.
Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities: A Book to Guide Your Search
by Diane S. Kendall, 01/23/2003
The computer holds out a world of possibilities for people facing all kinds of learning and physical differences. But finding out about those possibilities can be a chore in and of itself. Here's a book that can help.