5 iOS apps to help students with learning disabilities in college

In order to obtain success in academia, a student with a learning disability has a few extra challenges to conquer first.  Common symptoms that students with learning disabilities often exhibit include: Difficulty with reading and/or writing Problems with math skills Trouble following directions Difficulty remembering Poor coordination Difficulty with concepts related to time Problems staying organized […]

4 apps to help the visually impaired in school

Without a doubt, technology offers endless benefits for people of all ages and backgrounds.  It is often being implemented in the classroom as it has been proven useful among students, especially those with special needs.  Because there are so many technological resources available, I felt it best to break them down into a series of blogs with specific categories.  Welcome […]

SPEAKall!® application for iPad

Many companies offer several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to help individuals with autism spectrum and developmental disorders.  However, with the increased use and versatility of tablets, the demand for downloadable AAC applications has elevated.  Individuals at Purdue University have created an app called SPEAKall!® which can be downloaded from the App Store to one’s iPad. This app was specifically designed to […]

Apps for Apraxia and Dysphagia

In last Thursday’s blog, I covered a few apps from Smarty Ears that may help individuals with aphasia, a condition which affects an individual’s ability to express and understand both written and spoken language.  Further, the company also offers helpful tools for individuals with other communication conditions including apraxia and dysphagia. APRAXIA The first few apps are helpful resources for apraxia, which […]

Control your computer with your eyes

Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.”  The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities.  Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]

Visually impaired use smartphones to see world

Smart devices have opened up a whole new world to individuals with visual impairments, granting them the ability to communicate, navigate in unfamiliar areas and even take photographs of their surroundings… Wait, what? It is generally understood that individuals with visual impairments read and complete tasks oftentimes through the sense of touch; these individuals read content […]