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“Tech Tools for a Better School Year” [Video Replay & Podcast #192]

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn the tech tools that help students with ADHD with Janet DeSenzo.

Episode Description

Your child’s IEP or 504 Plan includes the use of assistive technology. Smart. But how do you ensure that the best technology is implemented consistently and used correctly? Should you research different technologies for use at home? What benchmarks will show you a technology is working?

Schools today are incorporating many web-based tools that support anytime/anywhere learning. Still more tools not typically adopted across the district may be particularly helpful to students with ADHD and specific learning needs. These may be included in an IEP or 504 Plan, but only if parents understand the state of in-school technology and know how to effectively advocate for accommodations.

In this webinar, you will learn the following:

  1. Which tools benefit students with specific learning needs
  2. The differences between educational technology and assistive technology
  3. The importance of Universal Design for learning technology platforms and software
  4. Which platforms prove most beneficial (iPads, Chromebooks vs. laptops)
  5. The importance of using tools that are “device agnostic”
  6. The realistic timelines, expectations, and goals for using assistive technology

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Janet DeSenzo has been working in the field of assistive technology for more than 15 years. She started working with college students at the university level, assisting students with disabilities as the coordinator of Disability Services at a state university in New Jersey. From there, she started her own educational consulting company, JanTech Educational Services, which she still owns and operates. Janet is currently an assistive technology specialist and technology integration specialist in the Vernon Township School District of NJ. There, she helps find technology solutions for students with special needs and assists teachers with integrating technology into their everyday lessons.

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on August 29, 2017.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Information was easy to understand, relative to my needs, resources mentioned seem useful.”
  • “Outstanding presentation and facts provided—enough to go on and research further, but not overwhelmingly so.”
  • “Wonderful! This was one of the most informative podcasts I’ve ever attended. I took three pages of notes and have a long list of things to discuss with my son’s school. I feel armed and equipped to understand the supports and advocate for assistive technology and support for my son. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!”

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