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iPad® Apps for Students Struggling with Reading, Writing & Math

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Join Diana as she walks you through the built-in accessibility features of the iPad and demonstrates the apps live for you to view and follow along. You will see the features of the apps, along with the gestures and how to use the apps. Learn realistic implementation methods to use immediately with students.

 

In today’s workshop you will learn about the best iPad apps for students who have difficulty with reading and/or writing, including challenges with math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. For students who struggle with a print disability due to Dyslexia, specific LD, executive function, processing difficulties, low vision, blindness, or physical disabilities, you will learn about apps to help students be successful with:

  • Reading
  • Comprehending
  • Note taking
  • Computing
  • Writing
  • Organizing
  • Assessing textbooks

Apps will include: text-to-speech for books, documents, and PDF’s with annotation, word prediction, note taking, object and money identification, graphic organizers and mind-mapping, magnification, voice recognition, audio recording, math support, Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition), support while browsing the internet and researching, foundational literacy skills, digital story creating, and more. Apps demonstrated can be utilized with students from elementary school through post secondary education as well as adult learners.

OUTLINE

Apps for Reading:

  • Text to Speech, Highlighting, Definitions, Font Options, OCR, Differentiated Reading Levels, Support for Comprehension & Retention, as well as fluency and sight words/ vocabulary support, accessing digital and audiobooks

Apps for Writing and Completing worksheets/ Handouts/ Assignments:

  • Text to speech, typing, handwriting/ annotating, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Sight Words

Apps for Executive Function:

  • Note taking, Graphic Organizers, Brainstorming, Scheduling & Reminders, Organization, Planning, Audio-recording

Apps for Low Vision and Blindness:

  • Magnification, OCR, electronic Braille, audio, object/color/money ID, access to digital and audio books

Apps to Support Math skills and instruction:

  • Basic math, foundational math, algebra, equations, counting money, telling time, fractions, word problems, support for dysgraphia

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify a minimum of 10 apps that will support students who struggle with literacy (Reading, Writing, & Math) or Access to curriculum or learning materials.
  • Discuss how the apps will support students who have difficulty with literacy (reading, writing & math) or Access, and learn realistic applications for use.
  • Develop skills to utilize and implement the apps in daily practice while working with students who struggle with literacy and access.
  • Discuss specific student concerns to learn specific use and application to meet your student’s needs. Share favorite apps with others attending.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and Founder/ CEO of Assistive Technology for Education, LLC. and Access4Employment LLC. Diana is an accessibility specialist and certified ATP who provides AT assessment, training & consultation for students to access education and for adults to access employment, home and the community. Diana manages the AT consultants and trainers who work for ATE and A4E.  Previously Diana was the AT Specialist at the University of New Hampshire. She presents/trains locally & nationally, including ATIA, CSUN, Closing the Gap, & OTAP.

A DVD recording of this online workshop can be purchased HERE.

 

iPad® Apps for Students Struggling with Reading, Writing & Math

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Join Diana as she walks you through the built-in accessibility features of the iPad and demonstrates the apps live for you to view and follow along. You will see the features of the apps, along with the gestures and how to use the apps. Learn realistic implementation methods to use immediately with students.

 

In today’s workshop you will learn about the best iPad apps for students who have difficulty with reading and/or writing, including challenges with math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. For students who struggle with a print disability due to Dyslexia, specific LD, executive function, processing difficulties, low vision, blindness, or physical disabilities, you will learn about apps to help students be successful with:

  • Reading
  • Comprehending
  • Note taking
  • Computing
  • Writing
  • Organizing
  • Assessing textbooks

Apps will include: text-to-speech for books, documents, and PDF’s with annotation, word prediction, note taking, object and money identification, graphic organizers and mind-mapping, magnification, voice recognition, audio recording, math support, Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition), support while browsing the internet and researching, foundational literacy skills, digital story creating, and more. Apps demonstrated can be utilized with students from elementary school through post secondary education as well as adult learners.

OUTLINE

Apps for Reading:

  • Text to Speech, Highlighting, Definitions, Font Options, OCR, Differentiated Reading Levels, Support for Comprehension & Retention, as well as fluency and sight words/ vocabulary support, accessing digital and audiobooks

Apps for Writing and Completing worksheets/ Handouts/ Assignments:

  • Text to speech, typing, handwriting/ annotating, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Sight Words

Apps for Executive Function:

  • Note taking, Graphic Organizers, Brainstorming, Scheduling & Reminders, Organization, Planning, Audio-recording

Apps for Low Vision and Blindness:

  • Magnification, OCR, electronic Braille, audio, object/color/money ID, access to digital and audio books

Apps to Support Math skills and instruction:

  • Basic math, foundational math, algebra, equations, counting money, telling time, fractions, word problems, support for dysgraphia

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify a minimum of 10 apps that will support students who struggle with literacy (Reading, Writing, & Math) or Access to curriculum or learning materials.
  • Discuss how the apps will support students who have difficulty with literacy (reading, writing & math) or Access, and learn realistic applications for use.
  • Develop skills to utilize and implement the apps in daily practice while working with students who struggle with literacy and access.
  • Discuss specific student concerns to learn specific use and application to meet your student’s needs. Share favorite apps with others attending.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and Founder/ CEO of Assistive Technology for Education, LLC. and Access4Employment LLC. Diana is an accessibility specialist and certified ATP who provides AT assessment, training & consultation for students to access education and for adults to access employment, home and the community. Diana manages the AT consultants and trainers who work for ATE and A4E.  Previously Diana was the AT Specialist at the University of New Hampshire. She presents/trains locally & nationally, including ATIA, CSUN, Closing the Gap, & OTAP.

A DVD recording of this online workshop can be purchased HERE.

 

Continuing the Legacy: Assistive Technologies at MIT | MIT EECS

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The late Professor Seth Teller created Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies (PPAT, 6.811) in the Fall of 2011. 


Source: www.eecs.mit.edu

Following Teller’s untimely death on July 1 this year, a group of former PPAT and AT students including his graduate student William Li, SM ‘12, who TA’d the inaugural PPAT offering and Grace Teo, HST PhD ‘14 student and member of the MIT Assistive Technology Club, and a core group of students who took the class in 2013 have formed a team to continue Teller’s legacy through both PPAT and its outgrowth the ATHack, a one-day workshop launched in spring 2014. Li and Teo, who will co-instruct the class and three other members of the team will work with Professor Rob Miller, MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow and EECS co-education officer.”


Please visit the Seth Teller Memorial Fund to Advance Technology for People with Disabilities. See the video “The Technology We Build: 6.811: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology (PPAT)” produced by Ben Glass and Tommy Girdwood.


http://www.eecs.mit.edu/news-events/media/continuing-legacy-assistive-technologies-mit


http://assistivetech.mit.edu/blog/

Continuing the Legacy: Assistive Technologies at MIT | MIT EECS

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The late Professor Seth Teller created Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies (PPAT, 6.811) in the Fall of 2011. 


Source: www.eecs.mit.edu

Following Teller’s untimely death on July 1 this year, a group of former PPAT and AT students including his graduate student William Li, SM ‘12, who TA’d the inaugural PPAT offering and Grace Teo, HST PhD ‘14 student and member of the MIT Assistive Technology Club, and a core group of students who took the class in 2013 have formed a team to continue Teller’s legacy through both PPAT and its outgrowth the ATHack, a one-day workshop launched in spring 2014. Li and Teo, who will co-instruct the class and three other members of the team will work with Professor Rob Miller, MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow and EECS co-education officer.”


Please visit the Seth Teller Memorial Fund to Advance Technology for People with Disabilities. See the video “The Technology We Build: 6.811: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology (PPAT)” produced by Ben Glass and Tommy Girdwood.


http://www.eecs.mit.edu/news-events/media/continuing-legacy-assistive-technologies-mit


http://assistivetech.mit.edu/blog/

iPad Apps for Foundational Literacy Skills & Language Development : Application & Implementation, Johns Hopkins Institute

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MATN 2014 Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery Campus- September 18, 2014

Assistive Technology for Education will be presenting:

iPad Apps for Foundational Literacy Skills & Language Development : Application & Implementation

Source: marylandlearninglinks.org

Diana Petschauer, M. Ed, ATP, CEO and Adam Bowker, Appvn Apk MS, CCC-SLP, AAC Specialist, from Assistive Technology for Education, LLC will be presenting this workshop:

Come learn about the best educational apps to engage all young learners who are developing foundational literacy skills.
Bring your iPad or iPad mini to follow along as apps are demonstrated thoroughly, and realistic implementation strategies are discussed for individual and group instruction.
The educational apps that you will learn about include beginning writing skills (correct letter formation), phonics (phonetic spelling), beginning reading skills (direction, phonetics, sight words, interactive reading, interactive storytelling and creative story writing; social stories), rhyming, patterns, AAC (Augmentative Communication & Literacy), foundational math, telling time, counting, life cycles, nursery rhymes, taking turns and more!

Conference info at MATN website: http://marylandlearninglinks.org/matn

 

Assistive Technology for Education Website: http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/

The Best iPad Apps for Blind and Low Vision Users-Training Workshop

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vision assist app

Join us for this training on September 25, 2014 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Learn hands-on about the best iPad apps for blind and low vision users for access to education and employment. See full description and register below.

In this workshop you will learn about the best iPad apps for blind and low vision users, for access to education and employment. This will include magnification, High contrast, apps that emulate a CCTV, Apps for real-time OCR (optical character recognition) and text to speech, connection to a television with Apple TV to work as a CCTV, apps that provide access to scanned documents such as work materials or education materials to enlarge the font size and have it read out loud, using built-in accessibility such as zoom and voice over with several apps, Access to audiobooks, money identification, object and color identification, navigation and directions, access to email and phone calls/ contacts, and connecting to a refreshable Braille display for work at school and in business. Portable iPad stands and mounts will also be shown. Apps to benefit students in elementary through post-secondary grades will be shown as well as workplace and productivity apps for adults. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Free parking. Seating is limited, see flyer and register online here:

file:///C:/Users/Diana/Downloads/ipad-apps-workshop-2%20(1).pdf

A direct link to the registration form is here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=6Y0Bg8s7YmrTgQcGMkUnAQ

To request an accessible or alternative format of this flyer or registration form, email Diana at dp.atspecialist@gmail.com or info@assistivetechnologyforeducation.comiPad with keyboard

The Best iPad Apps for Blind and Low Vision Users-Training Workshop

By Uncategorized No Comments

vision assist app

Join us for this training on September 25, 2014 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Learn hands-on about the best iPad apps for blind and low vision users for access to education and employment. See full description and register below.

In this workshop you will learn about the best iPad apps for blind and low vision users, for access to education and employment. This will include magnification, High contrast, apps that emulate a CCTV, Apps for real-time OCR (optical character recognition) and text to speech, connection to a television with Apple TV to work as a CCTV, apps that provide access to scanned documents such as work materials or education materials to enlarge the font size and have it read out loud, using built-in accessibility such as zoom and voice over with several apps, Access to audiobooks, money identification, object and color identification, navigation and directions, access to email and phone calls/ contacts, and connecting to a refreshable Braille display for work at school and in business. Portable iPad stands and mounts will also be shown. Apps to benefit students in elementary through post-secondary grades will be shown as well as workplace and productivity apps for adults. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Free parking. Seating is limited, see flyer and register online here:

file:///C:/Users/Diana/Downloads/ipad-apps-workshop-2%20(1).pdf

A direct link to the registration form is here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=6Y0Bg8s7YmrTgQcGMkUnAQ

To request an accessible or alternative format of this flyer or registration form, email Diana at dp.atspecialist@gmail.com or info@assistivetechnologyforeducation.comiPad with keyboard

Assistive Technology Blog: Story of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness – Introducing Dr. Christopher M. Lee.

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 “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne W. Dyer

Brilliant man with Dyslexia who continues to help others realize their intelligence and potential with assistive technology- excellent article and video. Such truth in the video.

Source: www.assistivetechnologyblog.com

This great humanitarian story was written by Debra Ruh of Ruh Global Communications LLC. Debra is a seasoned entrepreneur that focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, ICT Accessibility, EmployAbility, Marketing and Communications Strategies and Digital Media.


 “…He notes that his story is not unique from the high percentage of people in the United States and all over the world who are also dealing with learning disabilities.  This story is experienced by parents and teachers globally.  Many “experts” expected him to fail, but he worked hard and decided to become a success story and a beacon of hope for others with learning disabilities.

His motivation to become a collegiate swimmer athlete at UGA drove him hard to create his own academic action plan which included strategies, tools like assistive technology, and most importantly, a strong tutoring and mentoring network.
He also developed a communication strategy that included the use of role-playing activities where he perfected how to disclose his learning disabilities.  He became an expert in and promoting his strengths and managing his weaknesses.
Today he holds multiple college degrees including a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Speech Communication from University of Georgia.  He also earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Social Psychology from Union Institute and University….
Today Dr. Christopher Lee is the Founder, Director and Department Head of the AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center (AMAC), located in the College of Architecture of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  AMAC is committed to promoting technological innovation and developing effective user-centered products and services for individuals with disabilities…
Read the full article and watch the video:

Assistive Technology Blog: Story of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness – Introducing Dr. Christopher M. Lee.

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 “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne W. Dyer

Brilliant man with Dyslexia who continues to help others realize their intelligence and potential with assistive technology- excellent article and video. Such truth in the video.

Source: www.assistivetechnologyblog.com

This great humanitarian story was written by Debra Ruh of Ruh Global Communications LLC. Debra is a seasoned entrepreneur that focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, ICT Accessibility, EmployAbility, Marketing and Communications Strategies and Digital Media.


 “…He notes that his story is not unique from the high percentage of people in the United States and all over the world who are also dealing with learning disabilities.  This story is experienced by parents and teachers globally.  Many “experts” expected him to fail, but he worked hard and decided to become a success story and a beacon of hope for others with learning disabilities.

His motivation to become a collegiate swimmer athlete at UGA drove him hard to create his own academic action plan which included strategies, tools like assistive technology, and most importantly, a strong tutoring and mentoring network.
He also developed a communication strategy that included the use of role-playing activities where he perfected how to disclose his learning disabilities.  He became an expert in and promoting his strengths and managing his weaknesses.
Today he holds multiple college degrees including a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Speech Communication from University of Georgia.  He also earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Social Psychology from Union Institute and University….
Today Dr. Christopher Lee is the Founder, Director and Department Head of the AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center (AMAC), located in the College of Architecture of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  AMAC is committed to promoting technological innovation and developing effective user-centered products and services for individuals with disabilities…
Read the full article and watch the video: