Assistive technology changes the way students with Down Syndrome get an education

We all have the right to an education, if we have a disability or not. Assistive Technology is changing the way students with Down Syndrome learn. With the large selection of apps nowadays, there are plenty of ways to learn things via listening or copying along with someone else. Here’s a few apps that you might want to have a look at. See and look speech is designed to teach young children to hear and produce speech sounds (phonemes), to hear the differences between sounds (discrimination), to develop their speech sound system (phonology), and to produce clear speech. Another one is Solo 6 Literacy Suite which is a combination of text reader, word prediction, talking word processor and graphic organiser that allows the user to build drafts and breaks down the writing process into three manageable steps: 1) outlining, 2) note-taking and 3) writing the first draft. Students with Down Syndrome might find using a phone overwhelming because of all of the functions. Simple Smartphone (hardware) makes it easier to use a phone by having the most important functions on a simple interface so that the user can easily focus on the functions that they really need without all other unnecessary buttons.