Overcome Learning Disabilities

with the aid of Assistive Devices

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What are Learning Disabilities? How can they be helped?

According to the National Institute of Health, a learning disability is a neurological disorder creating differences in the way people think. Although learning disabilities are not something that can just be fixed, they can be improved on and coped with by the aid of Assistive devices. Assistive devices are a wide range of tools designed to help students gain confidence and maximize their potentials in the classroom. While looking for the right Assistive device for your student, it is important to recognize that each individual has different strengths and weaknesses. Although one device may work for one student, it may not work for another.

My top choices

Assistive Devices and Technology

Need Direction?

Although these were the most helpful apps that I found, I realize that every student is different and may not find them as helpful as others. While researching for Assistive Devices, I found the most help from Pinterest, Twitter, Ted Talks, and Google. All of those sources have millions of apps to be found within them. So, if you didn't find the ones I listed to be as helpful or as interesting as what you are looking for, my advice is to turn to Pinterest, Twitter, Ted talks, or Google.

What do I take away?

From this class, the main thing I have taken away is that everyone is different. Every student is unique and has different learning styles. When trying to pick out which assistive device is right for a student, it is most important to listen to them and to be able to pick out their strengths and weaknesses. Working through learning disabilities is a group effort. With the help of teachers, parents, and most importantly the student, I truly believe that learning potential in the classroom can be maximized.

Madison Duvall

As a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia, I am interested in teaching special education to Elementary students. Learning about all of the new assistive technologies used in the classrooms has really opened my eyes about the future of education. Here is a little piece of what I have learned through taking Edit2000.