Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Using Educational Technology for Children With Special Needs

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For some children, the process of developing social skills, manual dexterity, and educational competency presents a challenge. Fortunately, the introduction of new and easy-to-use technological devices has created a quiet revolution in the field of special education. It was only a decade ago that the iPad was introduced to the public. Apple's marketing people correctly predicted the iPad's popularity, but they did not expect how uniquely appealing this device would be to children with autism, attention issues, physical challenges, and a host of other learning disabilities. Today, numerous tablets offer programs that can break through the barriers caused by psychological and physical challenges. To understand how you can optimize the use of these devices and select the best programs available, special education expert Barbara Albers Hill has written this guide.
Publisher: Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780757003950
0757003958
Branch Call Number: 371.9 HILL
Characteristics: xi, 143 pages ; 23 cm

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JCLLisaJ Mar 09, 2015

Hill, who has years of experience working with students with special needs including autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, dyslexia and more, has included Ten Tips for Tablet Shoppers, Bottom Line on Tablet Specs, Ten Tips for App Shoppers, as well as best apps for certain skills and how to evaluate which app will be best for various learners.

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