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Technology to the rescue at PACER Center

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New technology can help many children communicate as well as help them beat the summer slump by keeping practice in skills they’ve learned at school. This week and next, PACER Center will host workshops that focus on technology. Starting with the final workshop for May which will take place on Thursday, May 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This workshop will focus on using tablets and smartphones as tools for communication and learning in the home, in the community, and in the classroom. This workshop is part of PACER’s Little Kids, Big Difference workshop series. You can register online.

Then, next week, on Wednesday, June 4, the focus will be on helping children avoid the summer slide where sometimes hard-won skills are lost over the summer break. This workshop will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will teach parents and professionals about assistive technology tools that they can use to help children avoid the regression that has been shown in much research. Information will include options for websites, apps, and ways to keep students engaged in reading and writing over the summer to keep them from starting next school year behind. You can register online for this seminar as well.

Both workshops take place at PACER Center in Minneapolis and both are also available for live web streaming by choosing that option at registration. Learn more about how to keep technology working for you and for your child.



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