The NEW The EasySwitch is ideal for use with HelpKidzLearn’s accessible games and activities and a large proportion of switch accessible software including Inclusive Technology switch operated software. The EasySwitch is easy to use and has no software to install.
For a very small cost, the HelpKidzLearn EasySwitch offers a plug in and play option for your learners, [...]
Submitted by: Bridget MacDonald
This is a youtube channel that we were introduced to by our speech therapist. It has lots of silly songs by Brian Oden. The Duck Song Book is one of my girls favorite it’s a silly song with a video. We love to listen to these when we are taking breaks from [...]
The Mission of Infinitec is to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through technology. The infinitec staff helps people with disabilities find and get access to information, technology services, training, assistive equipment and specialists by creating partnerships that maximize resources.
Submitted By: Mary Miller
kaylee got the v smile baby video game system. because it has big buttons on the controller it was easy for her to use by just hitting them. it also comes with a teddy bear controller.
Submitted By: Jennifer Lopez
They Call Me Horse was written by my mother in law to help kids see that even though we may look and act different we all have the same feelings and needs. Inspired by my Sammi and dedicated to all the girls with Rett Syndrome who struggle everyday.
This is a link to the handouts from Susan Norwell, Linda Burkhart, and Judy Lariviere from their “AppyTyme” talk given at the 2012 Rett World Congress.
Submitted By: Maggie Wurm
Here is another great site for all our bookworms out there like my wigglewurm Madasyn. Story books that have pictures, Barefoot books are amazing. They focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning and respect for world’s diversity. Their books range up to age 8 and up. They are [...]
This is a Website or App that you can either buy full access to or they share free information that changes. Brain Pop Jr. is used in lots of public schools, they are short animated films that teach all sorts of things from art and music to math and spelling, hundreds of videos from preK [...]
Submitted By: Maggie Wurm
Schools have memberships, our girls can access school text books from their own homes. And certain kids qualify, our Rett angels do because of not able to hold a book!
From Parenting Special Needs Magazine:
Beamz is an innovative, interactive music system triggered by interrupting laser beams. It requires no significant refined movement and can be activated with hands or other body parts. It has more musical genres than a disk jockey and boasts 12 different instruments, music clips and vocals to choose from. Bring it [...]
My daughter LOVES these video’s. She loves the music and I love that she is learning something while she watches. She is home schooled and we use these with our curriculum to help her grasp the concepts, it doesn’t feel like work when it’s set to music. I also like that they teach more advanced [...]
50 award-winning and classic children s stories are faithfully adapted and brought to life in this 7-DVD collection. From the wild imagination of Harold and his purple crayon to the beloved musical story There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly to the new family favorite Knuffle Bunny, these seven DVDs feature nearly eight [...]
Picto Selector is an excellent free communication board and picture exchange card printing application which includes symbol management and editing functions.
It comes with three excellent free symbol libraries -Sclera, ARASAAC and Mulberry which together provide a collection of around 20,000 symbols. You are also able to make use of your own symbols, clipart, text and photographs.
This is a fantastic website full of resources for anyone with special needs. There is information from toys to AAC devices to recreational activities and tons in between. This website doesn’t sell anything but has links to other sites that sell items for people of varying abilities. There are also DIY ideas and instructions for [...]
The Apptivity Monkey is an interactive plush learning toy that also lets children enjoy their very own apps on mom or dads iPhone or iPod touch! Simply place the Apple device into the case located on the monkeys stomach, and twist the lock. Kids can squeeze monkey’s hands & feet to interact with the app, [...]
These headphones are great! They are adjustable and fit kids as young as 2 years old (perfect for my daughters tiny head) yet they have high quality sound like adult headphones. Plus they are guaranteed for life!
Submitted By: Terri Vejrosta
A great way to do music therapy at home
Whether you are the parent of a child with special education needs, a seasoned educator, or a professional advocate, you have questions about Individualized Education Programs, (IEPs). In this comprehensive, easy to read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP Teams and [...]
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your childs disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your childs file and devising a master plan for your childs special [...]
This is a great book although it is a bit dated (from 1994) but most of the information is still very much relivent. What I like most is the real life scenarios that are spotted through out the entire book. A good read and some great ideas.