Author Archives: LonT

Assistive Technology Tip: Clicker 5 Makes Great Reading Writing Tool

I recently visited the ranch home of friends with a first grader. She has Todd’s Paralysis, which involves epileptic seizures with motor loss. This¬†impacts the¬†girl’s right hand and she has not been able to develop her writing at school. We are exploring some assistive technology tools for her, and Clicker 5 on a laptop is…

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Great Math Tools for Accommodating Learning

I received a question about option for number pads and calculators for the computer. The need was to isolate the number keys so the letter keys weren’t being hit. As I got to looking at some options, I thought I might as well share my ideas with you. If you know of some cool apps…

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Assistive Technology: Create a Switch-Adapted Spinner

When it comes to tightening budgets, what better way to stretch the dollars than with a battery operated fan converted into a spinner. The battery interruptor cost about $10 and the fan was about $5. A speech pathologist came in yesterday with a cardboard cut-out flower and some communication/activity boards she had made for spring….

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The Assistive Technology Process for Beginners

As a parent, there are all kinds of supports that can help your child with disabilities. Assistive technology covers a wide area of supports from speech, adapted play, communication and computer access. If you are considering assistive technology for your child within the public school system, here are a few points you might want to…

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Introduction and January Assistive Technology Tip

Introduction and Free Click-n-type On Screen Keyboard and Track IR for Low Budget Hands-Free Assistive Technology I’m Lon Thornburg, an assistive technology coordinator and trainer from Oregon. I am so excited to be able to share with all of you an AT tip each month. I have a background as an elementary teacher, grades 1…

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