Example: I have a child entering my classroom who has been labeled ID, possible FAS & short - term memory issues. Having spoken to her SPED teachers I have discovered that what they have done with her (phonics lessons, flashcards, etc.) has had limited & mixed results. This particular child, who despite her learning challenges, comprehends the social implications of her disabilities ("Do people think I'm stupid because they keep making me work with kids who can't talk.")
So...I began thinking. What if I use my arsenal of technology to provide her with a means of success? What if I...
- provide her with animated books to foster a love of reading?
- show her how to create photo stories?
- use "Talk - to - Text" technology to help her with the writing process?
- on-line math games to help strengthen her math skills?