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Special Parents Confidential 05 Assistive Technology

Special Parents Confidential 05 Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology. Not so long ago 'Assistive Technology' meant a typewriter, special pencil grips, or maybe a cassette tape recorder.
Today, parents of special needs children are constantly being bombarded with new ideas, devices, software programs, and apps that say they can help with our children's learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and even physical disabilities. There are more choices for Assistive Technology than ever - nearly a million or more Apps at the time we write this - and more on the way.
For parents of special needs children, as well as special education teachers, the biggest challenge is how do you sort out all the available choices, how do you know which ones will work best for which situation, and how do you implement these technologies in the classroom and in your home?
Our guest for this podcast has some answers. Kindy Segovia is the Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Kent Intermediate School District of West Michigan. She's worked with Ass