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Cosmo's Play and Learn™ software is a family of educational and computer games that aim to entertain children of developmental ages 2-to-8 years and teach math skills. This developmentally appropriate software was created by a team of educators; physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists; and assistive technology practitioners.

Content Area: math
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
StudentMate

The StudentMate™ features a color touch screen, wireless and Ethernet connectivity, Flash enabled web browser, Word and Excel compatible applications, e-mail, and several educational programs pre-loaded. The technology behind the StudentMate™ allows the user to adapt and expand the StudentMate™ hardware and software to any one of the K-12 grade levels.

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math

Finds an approach to improving revision skills that integrated strategy instruction, peer response, and word processing to be highly effective with seventh- and eighth-grade students with learning disabilities who struggle with writing.

Content Area: writing
Grade Level: middle school
IDEA Disability Category: emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
English Language Arts: Writing
Math

In recent years effective instruction in reading for learners with physical and educational disabilities has received great attention in the schools. However, instruction in the corollary skill of writing has received considerably less emphasis. This review paper notes that through the use of assistive technology, students with a variety of physical and educational disabilities can learn to effectively (a) plan and organize their writing, (b) draft and transcribe their work, and (c) edit and revise their narrative and expository writing.

Content Area: writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
English Language Arts: Writing
Math

A fully digital math calculator with text-to-speech. Switch/Scan accessible.

Content Area: math
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math Counting & Cardinality, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, The Number System
Talking Checkbook

The Talking Checkbook has a simple interface that makes managing any bank account more accessible. You can use it to manage a checking, savings or even a retirement account. Information and reports can be generated in MS Word or exported to a spreadsheet. It is designed not only for individuals who find it difficult to write in small areas and for those who find simple math difficult, but anyone who wants an easy way to write checks and balance accounts.

Content Area: math, writing
Grade Level: middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, major-other health impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math Counting & Cardinality, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, The Number System
Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its display encourages exploration and learning. Available both as a desktop version and a web version. Additional features of Visual Thesaurus include Spelling Bee and Vocab Grabber. Spelling Bee: User is challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to the user's individual skill level.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math

The purpose of this study was to examine a synergistic application of three different technologies to improve the keyboarding accuracy of an individual with significant motor disorders. Three keyboarding technologies were layered to measure the power of each assistive technology independently and collectively. The results show a significant increase in typing accuracy using the technologies in an integrated manner. Implications and suggestions for future research are put forth.

IDEA Disability Category: major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment
English Language Arts:
Math

Experimental and control groups of first graders at risk for learning disabilities. Experimental group used IntelliTools Reading. All were pre and post tested for knowledge of onset, rime, word identification, phonemic awareness, and writing. Experimental group made significant gains in some areas.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary
IDEA Disability Category: major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math
Satalight

The satalight™ is an Assistive Technology Interactive Learning Station, accessible to people with significant physical and/or learning disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. The ADA wheelchair compliant satalight™ offers multi-sensory stimulation, allows for annotation and touch on an interactive whiteboard with a high output projector and has the capability to incorporate additional components.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

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