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Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities
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March 2016 | 64 pages | Corwin

Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities!

Harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities.  By engaging students with learning disabilities using the technology already at your fingertips, you’ll see your students begin to thrive and grow in exciting new ways. In this volume in the Connected Educators Series, you’ll discover:

  • New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills
  • How to build positive opportunities for students to show what they know
  • Tools to provide better content accessibility
  • How to help students connect and share through technology tools

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

"Every educator can implement these methodologies to transform their learning environment into a place that honors and respects the differences of EVERY learner. Follow these simple steps: Read the book. Employ the content. Observe the successes. Then share those achievements with others!"

Christopher R. Bugaj, Author and Presenter
The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools


"The authors have produced a practical approach to engaging students with learning disabilities. Educators will find great tools, ideas, and strategies to support students with learning challenges. Sprinkled throughout the book are case studies from noted educators, which are useful when thinking through the process of integrating technology in the classroom. This is a must read!"
Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.
AssistiveTek, LLC

 
Preface by Peter DeWitt and Ariel Price
 
Introduction
 
1. What, How, and Why
 
2. Rocking Reading and Writing
 
3. Mastering Mathematics
 
4. Becoming a Study Skills Star
 
5. Show What They Know: Creation
 
6. Technology and UDL
 
Appendix: The Language of Special Ed

"This books details a wide range of practical tools and strategies that aren't just useful for students with learning disabilities. Every contemporary educator could implement these methodologies to transform their learning environment into a place that honors and respects the differences of EVERY learner. No matter the population of students with whom you work, follow these simple steps. Read the book. Employ the content. Observe the successes. Then share those achievements with others!"

Christopher R. Bugaj, Author and Presenter
The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

"Through the use of stories and examples from experts in the field as well as suggestions for possible AT tools, educators will be able to successfully match the unique needs of each individual student to the features of available technology supports."

Mike Marotta, ATP
RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC

"Sharon and Billy have produced a practical and real approach to engaging students with learning disabilities. Educators will find lots of great tools, ideas, and strategies to support students with learning challenges. Sprinkled throughout the book are case studies from noted educators, which proves to be very useful when thinking through the process of integrating technology in the classroom. This is a must read!"

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.
AssistiveTek, LLC

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia

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