Sticker Steve and Sasha: Basic Emotions

Many individuals on the autism spectrum often struggle to understand basic emotions.  Mindlively offers a variety of products to benefit said individuals.  “Our goal is to provide sound, credible, insanely affordable interactive experiences that are an alternative to the numerous ad-crammed, variable quality, free materials available online.  We aren’t aiming big– either in size or profits–but […]

5 fun fidgets for children with special needs

“Stop fidgeting!”  I’m sure we’ve all been told this at least once, especially as a child.  Children just have so much energy and need to move, especially those with autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  I have written about fidget toys many times, more specifically in a post on Stimtastic, a company offering affordable toys for stimming behavior.  But […]

7 Google extensions & apps for learning disabilities

Several students with learning disabilities are able to complete their work along with their peers, the only difference is they may need tools to help them complete certain tasks.  In several posts, I’ve written about different smartphone and tablet apps that may benefit these students.  However, completing studious tasks (e.g. word processing, reading, etc.) tends to be easier […]

Go back to school with these apps by AssistiveWare!

New backpack? Check!  New school supplies? Check!  New schedule? Check!  That’s right, it’s your child’s favorite time of year, time to get back to classes, studying, and homework!  (Or is it the parents’ favorite time of year, the time they finally get a break from entertaining the little ones all summer?)  Well, either way, school is in […]

Monday Tech Tip: iOS built in screen reader options (speak selection & speak screen)

Brian Norton, Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology, at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us shows us two iOS built in screen reader options: speak selection and speak screen. Check it out here:  

Mother from Indianapolis develops Lectio, an app for dyslexia

“Have you ever heard the expression, ‘Necessity is the mother of all invention?’ Well, it’s true,” says Kris Parmelee.  Parmelee is an Indianapolis mother of a son with dyslexia, a learning disorder affecting at least 10-15% of the nation’s population.  After several years of watching her son struggle with reading, Parmelee founded and developed Lectio, an app […]