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1 Jamie Coccarelli, M.Ed Rebecca Sitton, ATP, RET

2  You are a small disability services office and want to provide better accommodations for your students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.  You want to learn more about technology to assist students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.

3  Gain an understanding of the functional limitations of students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  Take away some free or low cost technology tools to accommodate those functional limitations in the classroom.

4  Fall 2008: 584 students registered with DSO on the 12 th day of class.=  Fall 2013: 1021 students registered with DSO on the 12 th day of class 78.4% increase in students with no increase in staff

5  Share common functional limitations of:  Organization & Executive Function  Sustained Attention and Concentration  Reading  Writing

6  Missing assignment/project due dates  Setting unrealistic goals for assignment/project completion (i.e. one night for 10 page paper).  Not following the given rubric  Losing notes from lecture  Missing class  Missing registration dates

7  Unable to focus in lecture  Missing notes on the board/power point  Not listening to the auditory portion of class (lecture)  Unable to focus while studying at home  Get distracted by pictures in text, advertisements on websites  Get distracted by roommates, TV, electronics

8  Word reading (dyslexia)  Reading fluency  Reading comprehension  Task persistence: a skill that is especially important for successful reading of expository text, such as history and science textbooks, newspapers, and voter pamphlets.

9  Written expression  Dysgraphia  Visual-spatial difficulties: trouble processing what the eye sees  Language processing difficulty: trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears

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11  Laptops  MacBook AIR  Netbooks/PC’s  Tablets  iPads  Kindles  Surface  Phones  iPhone  Android  Windows

12 Come in the form of:  Built in OS features  Software  Apps  Browser Add-On’s or Extensions

13 Accessibility features already in your technology that can assist students.

14  Apple Accessibility Features Apple Accessibility Features  Dictionary  Text to Seech  Word Completion  Voice Recognition  Contrast  VoiceOver

15  Windows Accessibility Features Windows Accessibility Features  Voice Recognition  Narrator  Contrast

16  Chromebook Accessibility Features Chromebook Accessibility Features  Speech to text

17  iOS Accessibility Features iOS Accessibility Features  Speech to Text  Voice Over  Speech Selection

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19  Video and Auditory Engagement  Apps and software for reading digital text aloud (with/without highlighting)

20  Diagnosed LD – meet the requirements of organic impairment  Bookshare  Learning Ally  ADHD – and general assistance  CourseSmart  eBooks (Adobe Digital Edition)  Kindle  ibooks

21  Natural Reader (Free) Natural Reader  Available in PC & MAC Download, iOS, Android, Google Play  Natural Reader (Free) Natural Reader  Available in PC & MAC Download, iOS, Android, Google Play

22  Speak Selection (iOS) built into accessibility features Speak Selection

23  Voice Reading Voice Reading  IVONA: IVONA  Moon+Reader Moon+Reader  CoolReader CoolReader  Webpage Reader Webpage Reader

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25  Voice Reading Voice Reading

26  Webpage Reader Webpage Reader

27  What are Extensions? Small programs that add new features to your browser and personalize your browsing experience.  Chrome Web Store Chrome Web Store Some of my Favorites:  TLDR TLDR  Clearly Clearly  SpeakIt SpeakIt  Cruxlight Cruxlight  Grammarly Grammarly  Readability Readability

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35  Solutions for helping students capture content to process at a later time.  Audio Recordings ▪Livescribe Pen ▪Recording Apps on Tablets  Collaborative Notes ▪Google Docs ▪Evernote ▪OneNote

36  Every student can benefit from using this technology (exception could be student with significant hearing impairments)  Visual and Auditory Tool  Ability to change playback speed to adjust for audio processing skills  3 pens currently on the market – Echo, Sky, Smartpen 3

37  Notability Notability  App records audio  Imports PDF’s  Imports PowerPoints  Annotate on imports  Add pictures and web clippings

38  MindMapping Software  An alternate to collect and visualize ideas. MindmeisterMindmeister –Cloud based, Google Play & iOS app available. XmindXmind – MAC, PC, Linux MindMapleMindMaple – MAC, PC, iOS  Grammar Checking  Tools to independently check for Grammatical errors. ▪Grammarly – Cloud Based (also Chrome Extension)Grammarly ▪Grammarbase – Cloud Based (Dyslexia friendly)Grammarbase  MindMapping Software  An alternate to collect and visualize ideas. MindmeisterMindmeister –Cloud based, Google Play & iOS app available. XmindXmind – MAC, PC, Linux MindMapleMindMaple – MAC, PC, iOS  Grammar Checking  Tools to independently check for Grammatical errors. ▪Grammarly – Cloud Based (also Chrome Extension)Grammarly ▪Grammarbase – Cloud Based (Dyslexia friendly)Grammarbase

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45  Voice Recognition is a good tool for students with Written Expression Disorders  Allows a student to vocalize their thoughts and have them written out.  Great tool for spelling issues and dysgraphia.  Available in Windows, Mac, iOS, and GoogleWindowsMaciOS

46  How to set up Windows Speech Recognition How to set up Windows Speech Recognition

47  How to set up Mac Speech How to set up Mac Speech

48  Build into iPhones/iPads Build into iPhones/iPads

49 QUIZLETSTUDYBLUE

50  Paper Planners  Digital Planners/Apps  Mobile Alerts  Focus Reminders  List Apps/Features

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52  Cloud Based so accessible across devices.

53 Studious Android App Only Phone silencer during class Manage study schedule. Reminders for assignments and tests

54 Apple App  Note taking with Recording  Date Organizer for Homework, assignments and exams, to do list with notifications  Import PDFs and other docs from the web and from attachments  Generate and print your weekly class schedule

55 Assignment Calculators University of Toronto University of Toronto

56 SELF CONTROL APP MAC COMPUTER ONLY ONCE SET – NO WAY TO GET ACCESS TO WEBSITES UNTIL TIME IS UP

57 Stay Focused – Chrome Extension

58 Cold TurkeyCold Turkey - Windows

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