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Breaking Down Barriers for Special Needs Children

LAKSHMI on April 22, 2016

No other field of education benefits as much from progress in technology as special education. Most developed and developing countries around the world have rules and acts that enable technology assisted training of children with special needs. Technology benefits the special education classroom by allowing teachers to work with more students, and equalizing education for all students irrespective of their needs so that special students are not isolated from peers.

Special needs kids learning with technology

  • Adaptive computing allows students with disabilities to use digital devices through adaptations and aids.
  • Augmentative communication enables students with speech and language problems to be able to communicate better.
  • Computer technology eases tasks such as reading and writing, searching for information on the Internet, through special hardware and software.

Technology can play a critical role in integrating special education into mainstream education, thereby enabling inclusive education for all. Assistive technology can bridge the gap between regular students and those with physical, mental and developmental challenges by helping them learn on par with their non-special peers.

This is an excerpt from our article on HuffingtonPost. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

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