Last week, Apple unveiled a new section of its application store on iTunes - “Special Education: Learning for Everyone." Within this section, the applications are conveniently organized into five subsections: communication, hearing, language development, literacy and learning and organization. Applications include text-to-speech software, graphic organizers, and handwriting tools. The applications themselves are fairly inexpensive (some are even free), and compared to other platforms, schools may consider the iPad or iTouch a good bargain.
Remember, the law requires schools to provide assistive technology devices or services to a student with a disability if the participants on the student's IEP team determine that the student needs such a device or service in order to receive FAPE.
If you need help asserting your child's special education rights, contact Massachusetts North Shore attorney Lillian E. Wong today.