Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide by Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide   by Dr. Jeanne Beckman
Finally, a book to help families find the right technology to accommodate reading disorders (dyslexia) and other disabilties! ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4

How to purchase my book

To purchase through Virtual Bookworm (my publisher) you can click Virtual Bookworm Publisher: Tech Psychologist's Guide or
Amazon no longer allows Illinois professionals to get credit for referrals to Amazon due to a sales tax dispute. I will be referring to Powell's in the near future.

What is that TinyURL notation that you see in my blog? For those who use a screen reader, the link that is hidden behind words like Tech Psychologist Guide remains hidden. However, screen readers can read aloud the website address, or URL, if it was produced by Also, sometimes these addresses are so long that they wrap around several lines or overlap into colored areas of a website that obscure the actual address. Intrigued? You can create your own tinyurl's at

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mainstreaming does not mean having the teacher do all the work in providing the accommodation

So often, I hear competent teachers lament about how administrators require the teachers to do all of the extra work required to mainstream a student with special needs. These teachers often want to do the right thing, but they do not have the resources to provide what the student needs in an appropriate manner. As this captioned video demonstrates, the teacher needs support by a person trained and certified in the particular technique (in this case, sign language, or ASL ) in order for the student to be a successful learner.

Do you need assistance in obtaining appropriate technology and advocacy for learning? Dr. Beckman is available for consultation and training at or call her at 847-446-1251


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