4 Wireless Health Monitoring Devices

I discussed three different activity trackers on last week’s featured blog.  I wanted to continue discussing other health-related devices for this week’s feature as well by covering four wireless health monitoring devices. Disclaimer: Please note that the following is a list of medical devices.  Please consult with your healthcare provider to see what works best […]

Nokia Thermo Smart Thermometer

If you’re like me, you may think of nothing but old cell phones when you hear the company name Nokia.  You may even ask yourself, “Are they even still around?”  Yes, in fact, they are!  They’ve made a strong comeback offering a catalog of smart devices for everyday living and tools to promote health.  One of […]

Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]

Snapverter Add-On for Read&Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an add-on that provides “personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive more accessible.”  Now there is an add-on for Read&Write to make it even more accessible called Snapverter. Snapverter is a Google Chrome tool that quickly turns any printed material (e.g. classroom papers, textbooks, […]

Mouse Timer – Visual Timer App

Looking for a fun timer for your child or student who doesn’t yet understand the length of time?  Mouse Timer from LITALICO expresses the length of time using a cute little mouse gnawing on apples. Finding the right timing tool for students can be challenging.  This is especially true for those with autism or others […]

5 Resources for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension has always been one of my biggest challenges in school.  When I began studying to become a special education teacher, I quickly learned it can be even harder to teach.  Fortunately, there are several apps and products available to help teach or practice this skill. Before discussing the five resources, let’s first define reading […]