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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Artist with no eyes astounds those who believe he cannot paint

Today, a friend shared a video of a Turkish artist who was born without eyes, yet "sees" well enough to paint landscapes in full perspective. When cognitive psychologist Dr. Kennedy of the University of Toronto investigated this artist's brain via MRI, he found that those parts of the brain normally activated by visual input were fully activated when this artist drew and painted. Here's the link:
Imagine what others who "learn differently" could do if society stopped telling them what they "can't" do.
Assistive technology (technology to allow independent access to learning, work, and leisure environments) is essential for those who learn differently. To find out how technology can help you or your loved ones to access success, please contact Dr. Jeanne Beckman at 847-446-1251 or visit her website at

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