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Jan 28, 2008

Fine Motor Seminar

Seminar: The Write Stuff
Contact: Handy Learning Seminars, Inc.
(972) 275-8618
Content: Components of handwriting, teaching strategies, hand development, assistive technology
Applicable for: OT's, COTA's, Teachers (pre-k to 2nd & special ed)
Date/Location: February 22, 2008, Four Points by Sheraton LAX
9750 Airport Boulevard, LA, CA 90045
(310) 645-4600
February 21, 2008, Four Points Sheraton Hotel
8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

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New Math View in Kidspiration 3

What's new in Kidspiration 3
Among other new features, Kidspiration has added a Math view to visually represent math concepts for students with learning difficulties, or anyone, for that matter.

Five visual math tools
Kidspiration's visual math tools focus on the core conceptual foundations of counting, place value computation and geometric thinking. Students build number sense, spatial reasoning and understand the meaning behind the four basic operations while communicating their thinking with words, numbers and math symbols.

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Session Handouts available from TRLD Conference

Session Handouts: Sessions | TRLD Conference
If you missed the TRLD Conference that took place in San Francisco, CA Jan 24-26, you can still get the session handouts. There are several sessions on Assistive Technology for students with learning disabilities.

Return to Believe Ability web site - About Schwab Learning will start hosting - this will enable much of the valuable content and functionality of Schwab Learning to still be available, including:

  • Articles (including those in Spanish)
  • Publications
  • Resources (e.g., the listing of books, videos, websites)
  • Assistive Technology database
  • Guide to Getting Help
  • Summer Camp database
"Schwab Learning is a nonprofit program of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, a private foundation. Our mission is to provide information and inspiration for families whose children struggle with learning and attention problems."

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Jan 27, 2008

CA Dept of Ed newsletter

The Special Edge newsletter
Although not released often (at this posting the existing issue is Autumn 2007) this is one of the few bits of information I have found from the CA Department of Education on Assistive Technology.

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Jan 25, 2008

ATI Conference

Upcoming affordable conference on Assistive Technology near Los Angeles -

4th Annual Assistive Technology Institute
Saturday, February 2
8:30 AM - 4:00 p.m. (PST)
Location : Orange County Department of Education
410 North Fairview
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Level: Parents, AT Users, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, Program Specialists, Administrators and AT Specialists.

We'll be presenting at 2 sessions - one on AT for Learning Disabilities and an Intro to AAC.