Bridging the Learning Gap for Special Needs Students

Education Technology Insights | Friday, June 07, 2019

FREMONT, CA: The introduction of special education in EdTech has been a trailblazer for modern and adaptive technology that equalizes the access and learning for students. Students with special needs get an opportunity to access emails and the internet with exclusively designed keyboards, touch screens, and word prediction applications that lend a hand in spelling. The implementation of the uniquely designed technology in the education industry can be an extravagant investment, but the work it does in bridging the gap between the curriculums makes it a requirement in the present day.

Language Arts Skill: Technologies with software applications can accommodate bilingual and ELL learning needs and enhance the language arts skills of second-language learners. Some technologies have child-friendly ways to teach important concepts in playful ways, which also works on vocabulary, listening skills, reading, and writing for ELL learners. Many innovative technologies enable recording the classes on audio and video as a medium of expression to; accelerate the discussion about the lesson with comments.

At-Risk Learners: Students who experience time-to-time intervention in an academic engagement get a scope to recover the credit hours by providing highly customized learning experiences through teachers. The students, as well as teachers, have the liberty to take forward their curriculum at their individual rates without any rush with the help of applications.

Dyslectic Students: Dyslexia covers around 20 percent of the world population, and learners with this particular issue are hyper-acute listeners having difficulty in reading. Educators have shifted to technology to get support in keeping the learning process engaging and filled with discussions. Text-to-speech technology enables the translation and reading aloud of multiple languages from different websites, which removes the burden of reading from the shoulders of students. Technologies involving mind maps offer a suitable alternative for the dyslexic students where they can draw charts and maps with free web-based tools can save them for later reference.

The EdTech solutions that can be implemented in today’s world are cost-effective and provides the most efficient ways for the student with special abilities to move forward in their lives.

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