The iPad has enormous potential for special needs students. Everything from using Facetime for conversations in sign language to assistive touch for students with limited fine motor function. For students who are easily distracted Safari reader can remove ads and other distractions on the internet while guided access can lock students to a single app. The possibilities for Siri, speak selection, and the dictation feature are impressive. Students who struggle with reading, writing, or with visual impairments can have text read to them and dictate their writing orally. Check out the ways this piece of technology can build necessary modifications into our lessons.
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