I recently had the opportunity to borrow an IPad to use with my students with special needs. It was amazing! I have students who have Autism, language deficits, behavior disorders, and learning disorders. To observe the students and their interaction with this device was AMAZING!
The students who are not willing to speak, spoke.
The students who hate school worked hard to earn the IPad as a reward--positive reinforcement.
The students who know school is hard and easily shutdown, wanted to know when they could work on their numbers and letters on the "computer thing."
The opportunities technology can provide can open a gateway for each and every student!
What technology will you implement this year to support your students with special needs?