More than half of students from low‑income households
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iPads to Promote Communication and Social Skills
My students need 2 mini iPads and protective cases to aid in their communication and integration in the community.
Could you imagine being unable to communicate your most basic needs, wants, and desires? For my students this is their reality.
I teach a special education class for high school students with severe developmental disabilities.
Most of my students are limited to non-verbal and do not have an appropriate means to communicate. In addition, many come from families who speak languages other than English, as well as being economically disadvantaged.
There are so many applications available on iPads to students with disabilities designed to make life easier. These 2 iPad minis would make it possible for my students to communicate with their non-disabled peers, as well as members of their community. My staff and I take our students into the community twice per week to teach them independent living skills. My students rely on us to speak for them when they cannot get their needs met by people in the community. We have tried using various low technology materials, however we cannot always anticipate the multiple scenarios that arise. With a tablet, our students would be more independent in accessing their community.
These students have encountered so much diversity throughout their lives and many have been isolated due to their inability to communicate.
With access to modern technology, my students can finally express themselves.
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