Block Out Time for Block Play

Block play is important for any child, no matter the age or ability. According to this article from Parenting Science, “Blocks can function as powerful learning tools. There is also evidence that complex block play is linked with higher mathematical achievement.” Studies suggest toy blocks can help children develop: Motor skills and hand-eye coordination Spatial […]

The Five Best Notetaking Tools and Apps

Once fall break is over, the big year-end tests are just around the corner. But thanks to the ever-expanding world of technology, students no longer have to scribble notes in those old-school legal pads — unless they want to. “Students of all ages have countless tools at their fingertips now,” said Brian Norton, director of […]

Constant Therapy: A Mobile Solution for Brain Rehabilitation

The Constant Therapy app is a virtual clinic, leading users through a digital door toward more than 100,000 speech, language and cognitive exercises. Created by the Learning Corp and built by an expert team of neuroscientists and clinicians at Boston University, this award-winning app was developed with the goal of helping people with learning disabilities […]

Exploring Intag: The World’s Only Global Speech Interface

For those with repetitive strain injuries, limited or no hand use, difficulty memorizing commands or little time to train on more difficult speech control software, the new Intag Speech Interface is priceless. By breaking down the barriers of accessibility online, this easy-to-use interface allows users to control more applications, programs and surf the internet like […]

Discovery Putty

Different forms of putty are great for a myriad of reasons.  Putty is good for strengthening hands, improving fine motor planning, fidgeting, and more.  Fun and Function offers Discovery Putty. Children will have fun strengthening their hands and improving fine motor skills as they search through the Discovery Putty to find all the hidden objects.  […]

Monday Tech Tip: C-Pen Reader

Tiffany Sunday from Scanning Pens, Inc. shows us the C-Pen Reader, which is a portable device for students who have reading difficulties. The device can scan text and read it aloud to a student so they can work independently. The pen has a built in dictionary and a scanner that allows a user to capture […]