Teaching with Tech: The Use of Technology in Special Education

Teaching with Tech: The Use of Technology in Special Education

Learning disabilities and special needs can be challenging for parents and educators. Thinking outside the box, and coming up with new ways to implement learning is a constant process. Educators are beginning to discover that traditional learning methods, including worksheets and textbooks, leave students lacking. Thanks to technology, students are now learning-and retaining-more information than ever before. http://www.masters-in-special-education.com has created an infographic entitled “Teaching with Tech: The Use of Technology in Special Education”, which outlines how educators and parents are using technology to help children with special needs and learning disabilities.
In today’s school systems, 8.4% of students are receiving special education services. When we take a broader look at this number, 7 million students in public schools have disabilities. These may include hearing or visual impairment, mental retardation, speech or language impairments, emotional disorders, learning specific disabilities, and many more. Even though these disabilities may make learning more difficult, over 62% of these students graduate high school.
This infographic details how technology is helping these students learn. With products like the ipad, NovaChat, Maestro, and MangoMon, students and schools have a variety of products and price points to choose from.
Schools are beginning to adopt these devices to help children with disabilities learn, and many are reporting astounding successes. Special needs teachers will have an increased demand as schools begin to implement these new learning curriculums and devices.
Feel free to share, like, and comment on this infographic from www.masters-in-special-education.com entitled, “Teaching with Tech: The Use of Technology in Special Education”.

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Posted Aug 22, 2013
 
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