For many years now, assistive technology has provided a helpful hand to any person with disabilities. The Wikipedia definition of it is: Assistive technology is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. It is a popular classroom tool for teachers trying to enhance the learning experience for their special education students. But what if assistive technology could provide even more than basic help? Turns out it can!
Undoubtedly, technology has taken over the world by storm, for better or for worse. For the past 20 years or so, we have witnessed a rise in all things internet-based, as well as smartphones, laptops and iPads. Whether you believe in the power of technology for good, it's clear that it has had a huge impact on our day to day lives, and not least of all, education.
So how exactly has education been affected by a surge in technology? Clearly, the basis of education, where a teacher instructs students, is still in place today, and there are many face to face learning advantages. However, there are also countless benefits of technology in education. Here we have given you just a few.
Child centred learning or student-centred learning (SCL) might seem to contradict the original goals of education- after all, shouldn’t learning be centred around the standards of teachers? No, it shouldn’t!
As parents / carers of autistic children and young people, we can help them build friendships and interact with peers by teaching them important social skills such as reading facial expressions and understanding body language. Read on for more ideas from our autism expert Jane Pidduck.
If you have an autistic child or young person and you are worried about the Christmas holiday season, how about reading them these Christmas social stories?
- Christmas Day social story
- Christmas presents social story
- Christmas Day with presents social story
- Christmas concert social story
- Not a fan of Santa Claus social story
- Busy Christmas Day social story
- Visiting Santa social story