Bethesda College at Concordia University is a post-secondary program that supports students with disabilities. Students use their smartphones to manage much of their responsibilities as college students.
Our daughter attends a local community college. Almost all information - admin and course work - is web based. Thankfully she has always had an interest in computers and technology, so has been motivated to learn through these venues. She started with one course, "Strategies for Success in College" - which provided instruction for using the college's website, and utilizing other services (tutoring, etc.) at the college. ...more »
The Think College website has information about college-based programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
Tonight (2/3) we would like to expand upon the dialogue that is underway on using technology. We specifically would like to gain a deeper understanding of the following: 1) How the postsecondary setting supports your youth's use of technology and whether additional supports are needed? 2) What information and resources on technology would be most helpful to your family? Feel free to add ideas on using technology ...more »
Computers are very helpful especially if you add apps like zoomtext or word prediction. However a number of teachers are not competent in some of these technologies. Some who are willing always learn from their students but some who are resistant often become barriers refusing students to take notes on their computers for example
The years of work, starting in Pre-K, through elementary, middle and high school, required much more time than today. The reason is after all those years my 23 year old daughter has gained a great deal of independence and self-direction. My point is the technology may require years of effort but the outcomes can be wonderful. Thank goodness for all the assistive technology that helped create all these opportunities. Certainly ...more »
Use of technology in higher education, the challenges and family roles.