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Assistive technology.... [message #816069] Fri, 04 March 2016 16:45 Go to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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