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50 Questions about LD

50 Questions About LD is a great resource for students, families and service providers beginning to explore and understand unique and/or different learning styles. In a well-organized, frequently asked question and answer format, it guides the reader through eight chapters, from recognizing "something's not working here" to questioning, evaluating, designing and implementing appropriate tools and strategies to help all students achieve their maximum potential. The guide begins by addressing the ...

Published: 2013 by National Center for Learning Disabilities , Reviewed: August 23, 2013


Dyslexia and the iPad - Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology

Dr. James Nuttall, who lives with dyslexia, shares his insights into learning reading and writing methods, using helpful tools and advocating for access to knowledge in the e-book "Dyslexia and the iPad - Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology." Dr. Nuttall tells his story and describes related resources for parents and students learning to use the iPad to overcome the reading and writing barriers that dyslexia creates. "Dyslexia and the iPad - ...

Published: 2013 by James and Linda Nuttall , Reviewed: August 23, 2013


The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

This 83-page ebook was created by eleven prominent bloggers, teachers, and school administrators to encourage the use of technology in the classroom. The book opens by talking about the fact that good teaching involves the creation of relationships among students and ideas, and highlights how technology can help teachers build those relationships. The first section of the book offers the perspective of a school administrator who discusses the control of ...

Published: 2012 by Larry Ferlazzo , Reviewed: January 30, 2013


Out of My Mind

This novel is a first-person narrative about a very smart 5th grader who introduces herself by talking about her love of words, the flavor and scent of which enrich her life. She then simply states that she has never spoken a word in her life. Melody has cerebral palsy and is unable to communicate with spoken words. The novel portrays the authentic experiences of a child with a disability and ...

Published: 2012 by Sharon Draper , Reviewed: July 10, 2013


Tasks Galore

The goal of this book series is to help teachers, therapists and caregivers design meaningful individualized educational tasks for students with learning differences. The book presents a wide variety of activities (tasks)in clear illustrative photos. The tasks represented are those that would appear in any developmental checklist, including such goals and objectives as categorization by attribute(s), counting, ordinals, and many, many more. Tasks are multimodal and concrete, with an emphasis ...

Published: 2008 by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell and Kathy Hearsey , Reviewed: March 10, 2009


Visual Guide of Adaptations for People with Disabilities

The CITTI Project (Community Inclusion Through Technology International), which has been active in working in underserved rural communities in Mexico and Ecuador published its first guide to making simple adaptive tools for use in the home. This guide is written in Spanish and English with step-by-step pictures (black and white) to create such items as a Universal Cuff, built-up handle for spoons, pencils, etc., transfer boards, page turners for books, ...

Published: 2008 by CITTI Project , Reviewed: March 10, 2009


Living in the State of Stuck: How Assistive Technology Impacts the Lives of ...

The heralded fourth edition of Marcia Scherer‘s "Living in the State of Stuck" is not for the faint-hearted or for those who believe that technology is the cheapest cosmetic bandage to "fix" the multitude of issues that people with disabilities face. Scherer is noted for her frank, hard-hitting, analytical assessment of technology‘s reach and its boundaries. This edition is no exception, as Marcia Scherer steps past the tools and goes ...

Published: 2005 by Marcia J. Scherer, Ph.D. , Reviewed: August 10, 2005


Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators

This is a four-chapter publication from Microsoft that has abundant information and resources for educators, parents and others interested in accessible technology. As with other Microsoft products related to accessible technology, the publication is well researched and presents different types of useful information including demographics, legislation, case studies, a great AT flow chart and links to free Microsoft accessibility product information. Features that are useful to promote access for people ...

Published: 2005 by Microsoft , Reviewed: April 07, 2009


Assistive Technology Solutions In Minutes: Make A Difference Today

Dr. Therese Willkomm is an expert in rapid prototyping. All of Dr. Willkomm’s current work and tips are available in this 2005 publication, including how to make a switch out of a business card, wire and copper tape; how to use pink board and PVC pipe, acrylic, various tapes, putties and the invaluable rug grip to make quick and usable grips, locators, nonskid pads and many other adaptive, low-tech devices ...

Published: 2005 by Dr. Therese Willkomm , Reviewed: April 14, 2005


Teaching by Design: Using Your Computer to Create Materials for Students with ...

This book introduces a collection of educational materials that can be used to help children learn. The author is the mother of a daughter with multiple disabilities. Her goal with this book is to create educational bridges to leave no one behind. The first section of the book is devoted to discussing the variables which one can use to create and design learning materials including text, font type, design style ...

Published: 2005 by Kimberly Voss , Reviewed: March 10, 2009


Practical, Versatile, Cheap Assistive Technology Supports, Second Edition

If you are one of those unique people with a penchant for Do-It-Yourself, jimmy-rigged, hybridized Macgyverisms, then ATEN‘s popular "PVC book" is the resource of choice. Reading this manual is fuel for a chorus of "Why didn‘t I think of that?" Practical, Versatile, Cheap Assistive Technology Supports, Second Edition details simple innovations (constructed from furniture-grade PVC) that parents and educators can build to help children with a variety of tasks. ...

Published: 2005 by Assistive Technology Educational Network , Reviewed: October 17, 2005


Adapt My World: Home Made Adaptations for People with Disabilities

This book is written by Joyce Plaxen who came up with the simple home-made adaptations included in the book to improve her daughter’s independence at home, school and play. The simple, clever solutions presented in the book may leave the reader thinking “Why didn’t I think of that?” Included in the suggestions are the one-handed milk pouring solution – put the milk into a pump dispenser, and flattening crayons to ...

Published: 2005 by J. Rose Plaxen , Reviewed: November 26, 2008


Assistive Technology Planner: From IEP consideration to Classroom ...

The Assistive Technology Planner is a book containing all the tools one needs to design and implement use of assistive technology in an IEP. The planner contains separate books for teachers, administrators, and families. A user guide includes a reproducible AT implementation form. This form includes names of all the people on the IEP team, the person ultimately responsible for implementation, the equipment and how it relates to the IEP ...

Published: 2005 by National Assistive Technology Research Institute , Reviewed: March 28, 2008


Tasks Galore For The Real World

"Tasks Galore" is a teaching manual written by three teachers with extensive experience in teaching students with special needs who are visual learners. The manual makes use of excellent pictures as examples of the activities presented. It is the second book in a series for visual learners. The authors‘ work has been primarily with students with autism, and they make use of their experience to illustrate how a wide variety ...

Published: 2004 by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, Katy Hearsey , Reviewed: March 10, 2009


Computer Resources for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Assistive ...

This is the fourth edition of Computer Resources for People with Disabilities, a comprehensive book authored by the Alliance for Technology Access. It is an excellent AT resource. It is a valuable guide to AT solutions based on the collaborative model used nationwide in ATA centers. The model is well represented in the book and that’s what makes it so useful. The goal of the book is to guide consumers ...

Published: 2004 by Alliance for Technology Access , Reviewed: August 09, 2005


Music Therapy and Leisure for Persons with Disability

This book serves as a good introduction to the uses of music therapy for children with disabilities. It discusses in clear terms how music therapy can be beneficial for children with disabilities, and how the music therapist is included in the student‘s IEP plan. The author offers specific goals for students, and identifies the activities that will help students achieve the goal. The book includes vignettes to give the reader ...

Published: 2003 by Alicia L. Barksdale , Reviewed: March 10, 2009


Assistive Technology: Matching Device and Consumer for Successful ...

The process of matching technology to consumers is as individual as personalities. Scherer has designed a book that assembles a broad range of ideas to consider when recommending and supporting people and clients with disabilities. This book emphasizes the need to consider psychological aspects of the AT user as well as their specific abilities and disabilities. This is sometimes overlooked in the rehabilitation field. Case studies are inspiring, but sometimes ...

Published: 2002 by Marcia J. Scherer , Reviewed: April 10, 2004


Family Guide to Assistive Technology

Despite its publication date, PLUK‘s Family Guide to Assistive Technology remains a useful introductory resource for parents. It approaches the subject in a comprehensive way and introduces families to key terms and concepts. It poses, and answers, a range of questions that families and educators typically have concerning the use of assistive technology.

Published: 1997 by Kelker, K. A. & Holt, R. , Reviewed: December 08, 2008

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