Help me use technology to help my students improve their speech and language skills, needed to be functional communicators and to succeed in school. Motivation is the key and an ipod touch is just what they need to learn and succeed in school and life.
I am a traveling speech-language pathologist who currently services over 50 regular and special education students in three, inner city, low income schools in CT.
I provide direct speech and language services to students with a variety of speech/language disorders, including articulation/phonological/motor planning disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, fluency, and autism-spectrum disorders. They all have one thing in common in that they all struggle with basic communication skills needed to interact and effectively communicate with others around them, as well as succeed in the classroom without assistance. While they do struggle, they all have the ability to learn when given access to motivational therapy supplies and learning opportunities.
I recently attended a wonderful educational workshop on how the ipod touch can be used in therapy to help students learn. There are numerous applications that can be downloaded and then used by all students to address their specific needs. There are even voice output applications for those students who do not have words yet to communicate. The applications will even keep data on student performance. The students I work with love fun and motivating activities and I have seen first hand how motivated my students are with the ipod. I currently have one ipod touch that I share and use with all my schools. An additional devise would give my students more direct time learning and less time waiting for their turn. Having a new itouch would also allow my students the opportunity to take the devise into their classrooms so they could continue to work on their skills, even when I am not in the building. This would have a huge impact on my students learning and success in school.
I believe all students deserve access to technology to assist in learning.
A new itouch will allow my students to have daily access to technology which focuses on their individual speech and language needs. This devise is so important for my students learning and carryover of speech and language skills needed to communicate and succeed in school. I know my students will benefit from having this technology at their fingertips. Help me help them!Read More
|iPod Touch (4TH GEN) • Woodwind & Brasswind||$299.00||1||$299.00|
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