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Listen to “Tech to the Rescue: Create a Technology Toolbox for Students with ADHD and LD” with Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Tune in to listen as Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., discusses the most popular and effective assistive technology (AT) tools for students with ADHD and learning disabilities.

Young female teacher working with a Down syndrome schoolboy sitting at desk using a tablet computer in a primary school classroom, front view, close up
Young female teacher working with a Down syndrome schoolboy sitting at desk using a tablet computer in a primary school classroom, front view, close up

Listen to “Tech to the Rescue: Create a Technology Toolbox for Students with ADHD and LD” with Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

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Tapping into the right technology can make the difference between success and failure at school for students with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) and learning disabilities. Assistive Technology (AT) helps students compensate for their disabilities while building on their strengths. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this webinar will focus on tools and strategies that can help teachers support students with a range of disabilities.

Learn about the most popular and effective technology tools for iPads, Windows, Chromebooks, Mac, Smart Speakers and others. Geared for educators, parents, and clinical professionals, this episode will explain how to maximize students’ learning through technology and help them become more efficient, confident, and independent in the classroom.

In this episode, learn:

  • Which tech tools benefit students with specific learning needs
  • How to assemble an Assistive Technology toolkit for your student
  • The importance of Universal Design for learning technology platforms and software
  • Best tools for supporting students in reading, writing, and math
  • The importance of using tools that are “device agnostic” and cloud based
  • Knowing when tech tools are helping your student excel
  • Develop realistic goals and expectations for using assistive technology

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Dr. Brian Friedlander was a great and knowledgeable expert. Thank you for bringing his expertise to us!”
  • “Great practical advice on specific tools for LDs at school.”
  • “I hadn’t realized there were so many tools out there. Very keen to explore the use of these through our child’s IEP.”
  • “I now have a lot of tools to research and then determine which are appropriate for which of my students; this task will be so worthwhile and I look forward to it. Many thanks.”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on December 31, 2019

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