5 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]

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 […]

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Imagine being able to control your phone, computer, and so much more entirely touch-free.  Now with the Myo Gesture Control Armband, you can!  The Myo armband reads the muscle activity in the wearer’s forearm and gives them touch-free control of technology using only hand gestures and motion. The Myo armband’s intuitive technology detects six distinct […]

Creating a Social Experience Through Video Games

People with disabilities can need assistance in many different ways – getting trained for and finding a good job, communicating with others and even negotiating some of the basic necessities of life. But some have chosen to provide a helping hand by making video games more accessible. One of the foremost in this field is […]

7 Apps to Help Calm Individuals with Autism, Anxiety, Other Special Needs

Helping individuals with autism and anxiety calm down is no easy feat.  While weighted products and multi-sensory rooms may help encourage relaxation, they’re not always available.  One of the greatest benefits of smart devices is their portability; this makes them available whenever wherever!  If you’re looking for calming apps to have at the ready – […]