This pilot project has the very specific goal of breaking down barriers that keep students from meeting their full potential. Echo Smart-Pens offer students on the Autism spectrum the ability to keep up with the rigor they are capable of – while remaining in the general education classroom. Staff will identify those students who struggle with executive functioning, focus, language impairments or intellectual processing, and train them on the use of these devices. The Smart-Pens record everything the student hears in class, as well as the notes they take, so no information is missed. The student can later listen again to the class discussions and lectures or convert them to a digital format. This boost will promote independence and allow students to remain with their peers for more (or all) of the day.
Hopkins High School, North and West Junior Highs Special Ed
Submitters: Rande Peyton, Terri Osland, Adrienna Korsman, Victoria Wilson