If you are blessed to have a special little one at home, who perhaps needs more assistance for any disorder they might be having, assume full responsibility of putting them as an equal to the rest. After all, they only need a little bit more care, love and patience to put them onto equal footing as their peers, which as a parent is perfectly doable thanks to all the technology you have around.
If your child faces learning disorders, you are always free to use the learning assistive technology. This would mean using an e-reader for the child having problems with dexterity as they do not need to turn pages. There is the option for talking word processor that processes word from texts and reads it loud to the child, often having the capacity to correct spellings. Operating on phonetic technology, this helps a child with learning difficulties to better grasp a language through constant assistance without the risk of being chided.
Then there are devices that help in spelling management, helping students to take notes in class by typing and organizing their essay format. There is also the word predictive technology that would predict a set of words as the writer types down and the child has the freedom to choose the word they are looking for. This kind of technological assistance would only help the child to learn on their own pace and slowly reduce dependence on a device to predict the word or text or format.
An unique pencil named ‘alternative pencil’ developed by University of Chapel Hill North Carolina, is made for students with dexterity issues who cannot hold an usual pen or pencil or have vision troubles. With alphabet eye gaze frames, these children can point to alphabets with eyes. Further, with the advent of smart phones and widespread internet connectivity, integrating these softwares into regular phones is of no issue. Such flexibility enables the child to carry around a device to a classroom and get the assistance they need.
Remote learning and use of assistive technology has also helped in the integration of a special child in a mainstream classroom without much difficulty. With technology being there for them, the teacher as well as the student has the benefit of learning together in a normal environment so that even the child does not feel left out in any way.