Technology can be a real 'break through' for a child with a learning disability. Programs such as SOLO, co-writer (from Don Johnston) or inspiration can truly help a child with a writing or executive function impairment overcome their blocks and get their ideas on paper in very independent ways. While there are other uses of technology such as those presented by Dr. Talaiver (game design) and Dr. Staudt (science and math instruction), we're not seeing even the simplest ideas such as on-line homework so the child doesn't lose the paper, come to fruition.
Our world is a technological place, and our kids have such strengths in these areas. What can we be doing to help our teachers use the technologies in their instruction? I'd love to hear about examples from teachers who are truly integrating helpful technologies into their curricula, rather than have technology learning be a separate course that doesn't link kids in to its use.
What are the barriers?