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  • Children with Learning Disabilities:Technology the KEY to Success in the Classroom

  • Teaching Children with learning disabilitiesinvolves giving rewards more than punishments in order to build self esteem, finding ways to encourage the child, enforce classroom rules consistently keeping in mind the special needs of the student with learning disabilities, giving out only one task at a time and most importantly creating an environment that allows the student to be successful in the classroom.

  • Auditory Processing DisorderA central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a condition in which one has difficulty processing or interpreting auditory information. The typical individual with a central auditory disorder has normal hearing, but is unable to interpret or process speech when in an environment which is less than quiet. Environments such as a classroom setting, the work place, community gatherings, and church are often very threatening because of this auditory difficulty.

  • Technology To Assist Students With Learning Disorders HeadphonesTape RecorderProjectorWord ProcessorVideosCo-Writer

  • Co-Writer (Software)Word prediction software that adds grammar and vocabulary support capabilities to any word processor or email program. Increases Independent writing skills by building confidence and predicting what words the student might be thinking of.Helps students overcome mechanical barriers which then allows them to focus on conveying ideas.$325 for a single

  • When the Chips Are Down(Video) By Richard Lavoie

    Strategies and philosophy changes for improving your students behavior through positive interactions.Our students are - first and foremost - CHILDREN. They have the same rights, responsibilities, feelings, needs, and fears of all children. It is important that you do all in your power to ensure that the child has as typical a childhood experience as possible.Children should be praised, reinforced, and rewarded for positive and appropriate behavior. Only by using this approach will the child's behavior change, improve, and generalize to a variety of settings.

  • Last One Picked, First One Picked On (Video) By Richard Lavoie Explores the social challenges that students with learning disabilities experience on a daily basis in and out of the classroom$49.95

  • How Difficult Can This Be? (Video) By Richard Lavoie Exposes teachers and parents to just how intimidating the classroom environment can be for a student with learning disabilities.How these students experience frustration, anxiety, and tension each and every day.$49.95

  • Visual Processing DisorderDyslexiaDyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because they think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for them to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words. They can learn to read, write and study efficiently when methods geared to their unique learning style are utilized.

  • Technology To Assist Students With Visual Processing DisordersElectronic ReaderZoom Text MagnifierLarge Key keyboardLanguage Tune-Up Kit Phonics (software)(Used by the State of Georgia Department of Education's Reading First Program) ISBN 0-9664115-1-X $239 Also available for the classroom)

  • Electronic Reading PenPortable scanner that helps students who have reading difficulties, such as dyslexia.Repeats words out loud, shows definition of words (contains American Heritage Dictionary). Includes 2 AAA batteries, earphone and operating manual. Easy to learn---in about 15 minutes, reader can learn functions for independent study, in and out of classroom. $269

  • Zoom Text MagnifierMagnifier and Screen Reader enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen. Allows Access to documents, email and the Internet $355

  • Large Print Keyboard Made by The Key Connection, Inc. This large print keyboard has been designed for individuals who suffer from cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, or just have a hard time reading the existing commands on their keyboards. $189

  • Visual Spatial Disorders:Dsycalculia

    It is important to recognize that average, bright, and even very bright youngsters can have the severe visual-spatial organization deficits that make developing simple math concepts extremely difficult. When such deficits are accompanied by strong verbal skills, there is a tendency to disbelieve the impaired area of functioning.

    Parents and teachers can spend years growling, "She's just not trying ... He just doesn't pay attention . . . Because other accompanying weaknesses usually include a poor sense of body in space, difficulty reading the nonverbal social signals of gesture and face, and often severe disorganization in the world of "things," it can be easy to mistake the problem.

  • Math Pad Makes it possible for students with visual spatial disabilities to solve arithmetic on the computer screen. Auditory feedback. Students can save their work in individual portfolios. Student work can be printed.$79.95 or 99.95 with fractions & decimals

  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD)A disability that involves challenges with attention span, lack of organization, impulse control, and the intensity level of activities at school, home or at work. Typical behavior would include such things as distractibility; difficulty with following instructions or in waiting for turns within groups; a difficulty with staying on task with chores or play activities; a difficulty with sitting or playing quietly; inattention; restlessness; and in severe cases even engaging in physically harmful or dangerous activities, without a concern for the resulting consequences for self or others.

  • ADHDThe ADD/ADHD child isn't lazy, or just not getting it. In fact, it's quite the opposite, they're getting EVERYTHING! But in trying to process the assignment and get the work done, the EVERYTHING gets in the way. The ADD/ADHD child can not screen out the other things going on around them, they absorb it all, and therefore are overwhelmed and can't get ANYTHING done.

  • PEAT

    Software designed to provide cueing and planning assistance for people with memory, attention, and cognitive disorders. Typical users include patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), neuro-degenerative conditions including Alzheimer's disease, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Software program that turns a standard handheld computer into a powerful planning and organizing tool.$399

  • ADD in the 21st Century(Video) By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,

    This video offers tips for families and techniques for teachers so children with ADHD can learn successfully.$75

  • Other Valuable Resources For Teachers The Mind Thats Mine:A program developed by All Kinds of Minds in collaboration with the Schwab Foundation for Learning. Materials created and written by Mel Levine M.D., Dr. Carl Swartz Ph.D., and Melissa Wakely Ph.D. The Mind That's Mine curriculum enables students to find out how their minds work, what their current strengths are, and what they can do to make their minds work even better!

  • The Mind Thats MineCostComponentPrice for 1-5Price for 6+Poster$20.80$20.80Student Video$18.75$18.75Teacher Video$18.75$18.75Student Text$12.05$8.05Teacher's Manual$87.40$87.40Complete Kit (includes each of the above items)$130.00Prices do not include shipping and handling

  • A Mind at a TimeBy Dr. Mel LevineHow can a parent identify their childs strengths and weaknessesHow can they help their student when they struggle in 8 key areas of learning. The Attention Control SystemThe Memory SystemThe Language SystemThe Spatial Ordering SystemThe Sequential Ordering SystemThe Motor System The Higher Thinking System The Social Thinking System

  • The Myth of Laziness By Dr. Mel LevineAccording to Dr. Levine Output Failure is a phenomenon that can decimate a students productivity in school and cause some to fail in the workplace as adults.Often these students absorb and process information well; they learn, but they dont produce despite their abundant intellectual promise. In most instances, they can read far better than they can write, and they can interpret information but somehow cant put what they learn to productive use. It seems as if they have working disabilities; they are unable to get their minds to work!

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    Multiply & DivideMathsafariTurbo Twist SpellingTalking Globe

  • Additional Learning SoftwareAxel S. Math CD $21.95Students learn numbers, place value, equations, math vocabulary while doing fun activities.Where in the US is Carmen San Diego $23.99Students learn about the united states through a fun and exciting adventure.

    Axel S Math CDWhere in the US is Carmen San Diego

  • Helpful Websites All Kinds of Minds Apraxia-Kids The British Dyslexia Association International Dyslexia Association


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