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Technology can open doors and break down barriers for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Whether in the classroom or workplace, assistive technology (including devices, software, recordings, and much more) can increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Also, technology that is used by everyone, such as spell check, can be particularly helpful to people with learning disabilities. Here we explore new developments in technology that can accommodate people with learning disabilities.

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9 Technology Tips to Support Study Skills

School Leadership Teams for Technology Implementation

The goal of a sustained, school-wide technology implementation program is to meet the needs of all students. It takes a School Leadership Team to meet this goal.

Approaches to Technology Implementation

Free Tech Tools to Support the Science and Math Connection

Free Technology Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary

Free Technology Tools for Student Research Projects

Talking about Free Tech Tools for Teaching Fractions

Organizing Patterns in Mathematics

Reviewing: Making Changes in Writing with Technology

Thinking Aloud in Mathematics

Conducting Research

The ability to conduct research is a critical skill that all students need to be college and career ready. Across the country, it is common for students from the elementary grades through high school to be required to carry out a research project in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, history, or science.

Word Analysis to Expand Vocabulary Development

Using Mathematics to Support Science

Understanding Word Problems in Mathematics

Self-Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension

Using Visual Representations in Mathematics

Summarizing to Understand Text

Making Presentations with Multimedia

Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings

When attempting to decipher the meaning of a new word, it is often useful to look at what comes before and after that word. Learn about the six common types of context clues and how teachers can provide struggling students and those with learning disabilities with direct instruction in how to use these clues.

Connecting Word Meanings Through Semantic Mapping

Semantic maps (or graphic organizers) help students, especially struggling students and those with disabilities, to identify, understand, and recall the meaning of words they read in the text.

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