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  • McClure Middle School
  • Kennesaw, GA

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Classroom technology is an excellent way to facilitate learning and communication for learners with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Research supports iPad use an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities and in a variety of academic contexts. The use of video modeling, multi-sensory learning, and independent learning creates many opportunities for learners to improve their communication, motor, and cognitive skills. Some incredible benefits from the use of an iPad in a classroom serving students with special needs are listed below. Overall accessibility - iPads offer portability for all learners. The touchscreen features are user-friendly, and can assist students with navigating content and increasing engagement. Read aloud features, audio books and digital e-books offer an enriching learning environment to keep the learner excited for reading, while offering a multi-sensory approach to help learners with decoding and reading fluency deficits. Independent and precise learning opportunities are available when a student does not have to move their eyes from a keyboard to a screen. iPad apps offer a variety of academic and life skill instructional tools and can be easily organized, predictable, and accessible in the classroom. iPad apps assist with breaking learning down into discrete chunks and topics to keep your learner focused with small breaks. Please help us create a learning environment that encourages independent learning opportunities and cultivates functional skill achievement with the use of a classroom iPad!

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Classroom technology is an excellent way to facilitate learning and communication for learners with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Research supports iPad use an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities and in a variety of academic contexts. The use of video modeling, multi-sensory learning, and independent learning creates many opportunities for learners to improve their communication, motor, and cognitive skills. Some incredible benefits from the use of an iPad in a classroom serving students with special needs are listed below. Overall accessibility - iPads offer portability for all learners. The touchscreen features are user-friendly, and can assist students with navigating content and increasing engagement. Read aloud features, audio books and digital e-books offer an enriching learning environment to keep the learner excited for reading, while offering a multi-sensory approach to help learners with decoding and reading fluency deficits. Independent and precise learning opportunities are available when a student does not have to move their eyes from a keyboard to a screen. iPad apps offer a variety of academic and life skill instructional tools and can be easily organized, predictable, and accessible in the classroom. iPad apps assist with breaking learning down into discrete chunks and topics to keep your learner focused with small breaks. Please help us create a learning environment that encourages independent learning opportunities and cultivates functional skill achievement with the use of a classroom iPad!

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