All the month of December, Bridges is celebrating the power of play for individuals with special needs. The destination for Toy Month is our Adapting Toys and Accessing Play page. Look for links to relevant blog posts, resources and products for tips, tricks and strategies. READ MORE…
Symbolized Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe — Arabic too For our free symbolized resource for the start of the school year we whipped up a roasted pumpkin seed recipe in Widgit Online. Read More
As another school year ends, teachers are breathing a sigh of relief, while governments across the country are looking to improve scores . Ontario’s ministry of education recently announced that the province will be contributing $60 million to a new math initiative, (see the full article from the Globe and Mail here.) Beginning in September 2016,… Continue reading Math Intitiatives — Special Needs Classroom: Equals Bridges the Gap
This year’s Assistive Technology Industry Association’s conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff. This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more… Continue reading 6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference
Recently posted research results on Equals, adds to the substantial body of evidence on the efficacy of the adapted numeracy curriculum for students with special needs. Published on the Ablenet website is an update to their now four year case study on Equals conducted by a suburban school district in the US mid-west. The researchers… Continue reading New Study Says Equals Curriculum Generates Significant Gains
Bridges has launched our EyeLearn Classroom packages, and we’re excited to share the news! Both EyeLearn systems, Rolling Mount and Desk Mount, are now available in our web store. You can also visit our web page to learn more and explore our EyeLearn photo gallery. Eye gaze systems have a history of being… Continue reading EyeLearn complete eye gaze for the Classroom is here.
It’s the first day of school for a student in grade 1 who is non-verbal, who has complex cognitive and physical learning needs with an IEP that includes “deaf-blind” in its description. Where do you begin? In a trial that started in May 2015, Bridges supplied eye gaze systems in a number of classrooms in Toronto area… Continue reading Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms