Adapting to the iPad, called education’s ‘equalizer’

Leuck, an 18 year-old quadriplegic with disabilities affecting his speech and muscle control, has previously been limited to eye gaze and tapping his head on a communication device to spell out words and interact with others. Recently at Lehman Centre, a special needs school in Lakewood, N.J., Leuck was interacting with a tablet computer. The iPad is growing in use among special needs students nationwide. Tablet computers continue to gain popularity in this field because they are customizable to each child’s needs, portable, and lightweight. This technology gives students with special needs the ability to tap into today’s technological culture. A popular application among students is Proloquo2go, where users select from images to communicate everything. To read more about the integration of iPads among schools, click the link below.

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/special-needs/story/2011-09-11/Adapting-to-the-iPad-called-educations-equalizer/50362426/1

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