Welcome to CHFWeb.com  The Christian Homeschool Fellowship on the WEB
Quick Start
[Support our Advertisers!] Getting Started on the Homeschooling BUS!
SheLaughed.com
CHFWeb Forum Area Articles of Significance on CHFWeb.com CHFWeb Mall --For all your resource needs! Library Area on CHFWeb.com Advertise Contact Us
CHFWeb Help!
[Support our Advertisers!] Contributions from our Members:   "We Are Still Learning" ... As teachers of our children, we can sometimes forget or ignore that we are also students, that we are still learning each and every day. Think of all that you have to learn. Think of all that the Lord is trying to teach you. [Support our Advertisers!]
Home » CHFWeb Forum » Special Needs Homeschooling » Assistive technology....
Assistive technology.... [message #816069] Fri, 04 March 2016 16:45 Go to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
Messages: 7972
Registered: April 2005
Location: Trujillo, Peru
Senior Member
We met with a neuro-psych recently on a trip to the States. Wow...is all I can say. We are awaiting his final report, but it was so helpful, just the preliminary information he was able to give me.

So, we have a firm diagnosis of ASD level 1, and severe dyslexia.

I know Cammie's worked with dyslexia, but I am not sure who else. Right now, I am looking for any and all AT tools, but specifically am looking for what things have helped with learning keyboarding and reading.

We are sort of at the "overwhelmed with information" point, but I am happy we have a way to move forward with a better understanding of capabilities and potential.

Thanks!


In Him--Tracy
Re: Assistive technology.... [message #816070 is a reply to message #816069 ] Fri, 04 March 2016 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PamE
Messages: 3792
Registered: April 2005
Location: AZ (but it's a DRY heat!)
Senior Member
I have no helps, Tracy, but am so very glad you have a starting point and a well-spring of information through the tests. Smile


I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
Re: Assistive technology.... [message #816154 is a reply to message #816069 ] Fri, 11 March 2016 19:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cammie  is currently offline Cammie
Messages: 1861
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tennessee
Senior Member
Anna use Bookshare and Learning Ally for audio books. Bookshare is free for school age (get the doctor to sign the paper) and learning ally is about $100 a year. Her community college pays that for her and she request books through the disability office.

She uses her ipad mini for speech to text. Then she emails herself the papers and paste them into word on our desk top. Everything is ran through spell check/grammar check and then I proof read.

If she has a pdf that needs read she will highlight the text and our mac desktop (10 years old) reads it to her.

She has a voice recorder for class, but rarely uses it. For college classes she can have a note taker (she does use it in English, but not her culinary classes) her chef teachers email her their notes and are very understanding helpful.

the college gave her a copy of read & write gold (but she hasnt used it much). I am still her favorite Assistive technology unfortunately. I do a lot of reading and writing for her.

We havent gotten to Math yet in college, but I know she will need extra help.


Cammie
Re: Assistive technology.... [message #816155 is a reply to message #816154 ] Fri, 11 March 2016 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
Messages: 7972
Registered: April 2005
Location: Trujillo, Peru
Senior Member
THanks Cammie,

What typing program did you find most helpful? Or does Anna do everything voice to text?


In Him--Tracy
Re: Assistive technology.... [message #816167 is a reply to message #816069 ] Sun, 13 March 2016 20:43 Go to previous message
Cammie  is currently offline Cammie
Messages: 1861
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tennessee
Senior Member
We never used any specific typing program. She hunts and pecks. Too much brain power just to get it from the brain and onto paper to worry about proper typing.

I really like what I have seen on this website for AT.

http://donjohnston.com


Cammie
Previous Topic:Introductions
Next Topic:Autism and stimmimg
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sat Dec 16 19:36:45 EST 2017

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.03508 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.

Faith-Does it come in Gallon Buckets or Not?William Eaton said "Faith is simply believing God. It doesn't come in gallon buckets. Faith is hearing a promise and believing that promise."Someone took issue with my statement and wrote  >>>"There are a huge number of problems from what you wrote- for one thing the bible does teach measures of faith. It teaches that you can have little faith or great faith, faith the size of a mustard seed, and NO faith. (It does not teach in little salvation or great salvation, salvation the size of a mustard seed. With Salvation you have it or you don't!)"<<<Well, that sounds logical, but is it the right perspective?  I say NO!FAITH for salvation, FAITH for deliverance, or FAITH for healing? Find out if you've "got the right stuff!"

CHFWeb.com Interactive is Powered by: FUDforum 2.6.12.
Copyright ©2001-2004 FUD Forum Bulletin Board Software