iPads In Special Education Classrooms
Special education classrooms in the Richland School District are introducing iPads into their classrooms.
Teachers say its changing the way they teach these kids- and for the better.
One teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School is able to use 3 iPads for her 8 students.
She says its improving motor skills, social skills and most of all making each kid feel successful, and is even finding her students are so intrigued with the iPad, that they'll play games and do work they won't consider with traditional methods.
"A lot of times they get serviced in fine motor and gross motor skills so like for fine motor one of the things we work on is the pincher grasp so pinching things with your pointer and your thumb and my students when I give them an actual task they will be like - not going there- but when I say look at this app you get to pinch the crap the kids are all over it!
The Richland School District says ideally they would like to add more iPads into these classrooms- but it always depends on funding.