What technology is available for students with cognitive disabilities?

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Individuals with cognitive disabilities can benefit from the use of technology in a variety of settings. For example, a student with a cognitive impairment can utilize computer programs designed to teach and reinforce not only subjects such as math and reading but also social and basic life skills. There are also a wide variety of products and devices that can be used by students with cognitive disabilities to access computer technology. For example, a standard keyboard can be replaced with an alternative device with picture options to allow students with cognitive impairments simplified access to a computer program.

To begin your exploration of technology for individuals with cognitive impairments, visit the following online resources.

Assistive Technology with Cognitive Disabilities Emphasis

Cognitive Disabilities, Accessible Technology Center, U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Business Center

Family Guide to Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Program's Assistive Technology for Cognitive Issues: Web Resources

Last update or review: January 08, 2007