By: Brianna Tompkins

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As I have moved up into Shakopee High School I noticed that those with disabilities were not in the regular classrooms as the rest of us. Those with minor learning disabilities, who have an Individual Education Plans (IEP), were in the classroom but have have an extra teacher in the classroom for more support to those students. When I went to East Jr. High, kids with minor learning disabilities got class notes for every time we copied down something important. To help students with learning disabilities, I found some tech tools and apps that they could use on their MacBook or on any other device they have. There are a lot of apps on the app store; it can be overwhelming and you don’t want to spend a small fortune on useless apps. The app that caught my attention the most was ABA Flashcards. ABA Flashcards help students, teens, kids, and adults with Autism. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. There is treatment for those with autism, and they can go to therapy. There are many professions and specialists that work with people with autism.  The National Autism Resources has plenty of games, apps, and more exciting tools to teach people with Autism. On the website Autism Speaks there are pages of apps to help people with Autism. The apps work on skills such as, reading, writing, math, communication, language, organizing, social skills, behavioral interventions, and Functional skills. The apps cost little to nothing and  will improve the daily life of someone with autism.

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