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Dr. Beckman's
Tech Psychologist's Guide
to Technology & Access Tools

A Family Friendly Technology and Advocacy Guide
by Tech Psychologist Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Dr. Beckman presented her "Tech Psychologist's Guide" book to
Wilf Wilkinson, Past President of Rotary International, who champions literacy for everyone

 

Tech Psychologist's Guide book cover ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4 Tech Psychologist's Guide book cover

Here are some places you can find it:

Virtual Bookworm (my publisher): http://www.virtualbookworm.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=bookstore&Product_Code=Tech_Psychologists_Guide&Category_Code=
"Tiny URL" of virtualbookworm.com page: http://tinyurl.com/3d2a6l

Buying directly from Virtual Bookworm is appreciated,
but you can also click the links below to buy from other online retailers, including

TheBookstall.com
Amazon


 
 
 
 
This book is written to be family-friendly advice and advocacy tool, geared toward individuals and families, to help them find the right tech tools as well as to understand how to advocate for the appropriate support in school and work settings.
This family-friendly tech book has strategies and tips for reading, writing, and other challenges for those with learning disabilities (LD), attention disorders (ADD and ADHD), autism, cerebral palsy (CP), Alzheimer's, and other disabilities.  Beckman describes easy steps to take in using technology solutions to keep up in regular classes (from preschool through college and beyond) as well as work and leisure environments. “In this age of technological innovation parents ask, ‘Can I find tools which will help my child learn and be successful?’ Teachers ask, ‘Can I implement assistive technology even though I'm not a computer expert?’… Dr. Jeanne Beckman resoundingly answers, 'Yes, you can.'  With her 25 years of personal and professional experience, Dr. Beckman has learned how to effectively provide assistive technology for people with special needs." --James Nuttall, Ph.D., Psychologist and Education Research Consultant, Michigan Dept. of Education
Want to read the back cover? Here's a link:
http://www.techpsychologist.com/backcover.html
Want to read Advance Praise? Here's a link:
http://www.techpsychologist.com/advance.html

for new tech and advocacy information,
please visit my new blog:
(www.dimsapproach.com)

Click here to see a sample of my blog below


Psst! Equal access is a civil right. Pass it on.

TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES EQUAL ACCESS


Instead of always starting at the low-tech end of the technology continuum, we should ask what tools would give our students the closest approximation to the age peer’s learning process, including acquisition speed of knowledge and closest approximation to the speed and quality of output of the student’s non-disabled peers.

BREAK FREE FROM THE SHAME

COMMUNITIES HIRE SCHOOLS TO BE THE SHEPHERDS OF THE COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN. SCHOOL BOARDS REPRESENT THE PARENTS, NOT THE ADMINISTRATION, AND SHOULD DECIDE THE PATH OF BOTH THE SHEPHERDS AND THE CHILDREN

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL EDUCATIONAL CLASSROOMS ARE NOT EQUAL

SEPARATE CLASSROOMS ARE ANOTHER KIND OF SEGREGATION
EQUAL ACCESS IS THE LAW


INCLUSION REQUIRES APPROPRIATE REMEDIATION AS WELL AS FULLY ACCOMMODATED ACCESS TO THE REGULAR CURRICULUM

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI) REQUIRES APPROPRIATE, RESEARCH-VALIDATED INTERVENTION, NOT MORE OF THE SAME FAILED CURRICULUM

Here are the latest entries to my technology blog:

New for 2007, this book is the definitive guide designed for individuals and families in coping and succeeding with Learning Disabilities

The DIMS Approach™ is a key focus in my book, Tech Psychologist's Guide to Technology and Access Tools. The DIMS Approach always asks, "Does it make sense?"

This book is for individuals and parents who ask:
  • Can technology help a person be successful at learning?
  • Can a book about accessing technology help a person find the right tools?
  • Can a research approach and methodology be made accessible to individuals and families?

Tech Psychologist’s Guide™ to Technology and Access Tools integrates technology information geared to individuals and parents as well as teachers. It explores the traditional special education system and goes beyond, to guide families raising children as motivated, knowledgeable, and contributing members of society. This book asks whether what we’re asking the student to do is developmentally appropriate, that is, does the student have the same opportunities to learn as his peers in a manner to allow dignity and future growth? This guide is the first book to bring technology tools and strategies to students and their parents as well as educators. Since accessing and acquiring knowledge in school is a major barrier for those with disabilities, this book features technology strategies for curricula and an approach to making learning accessible for students with a wide range of disabilities. Beckman’s emphasis on using practical tools combined with the DIMS Approach™ helps families bring about educational changes by asking the question, Does It Make Sense?




Author Dr. Jeanne Beckman is a clinical psychologist and nationally known speaker, providing access to excellence through learning evaluations and technology consultation.

My book is here!

I am currently scheduling appearances. For information,
please call 847-446-1251 or email me at techpsych@techpsychologist.com

Here are some places you can find it:

Virtual Bookworm:
http://tinyurl.com/3d2a6l

Or click the link below to go to Amazon.com:
Tech Psychologist's Guide to
Technology and Access Tools
or http://tinyurl.com/6qvdj8


Tech Psychologist's Guide book jacket image

Here are some upcoming speaking engagements:

Upcoming and recent events:

May 6
Professionals in Learning Disabilities
Pssst...Access is a civil Right
Accomodation, Remediation, and Inclusion for LD Students

  • In this presentation you will learn
    The "DIMS Approach" to figuring out what supports, specialized education, and technology tools each student needs in a diverse environment
  • Current, specific technologies to address student needs (for all ages) in every learning environment
  • Technology that bridges the ages and supports entrepreneurial and other workplace settings
  • How to determine whether a specific technology is appropriate for a specific individual
  • The difference between remediation and accommodation, as well as determining whether and when each is appropriate
  • In regard to technology: what is reasonable for public schools to provide in inclusive vs. resource settings

Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 PM
Dr. Jeanne Beckman
LEARNING DISABILITIES AND MORE PROGRAM SERIES AT THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Technology Tools for School Success Dr. Jeanne Beckman, author of The Tech Psychologist's Guide, will discuss appropriate technology tools that should be available to all students, including those with special needs. She will discuss practical strategies and tools for overcoming barriers that interfere with academic performance and achievement in those with LD, ADD, and other disabilities.
Address: Sulzer Regional Library – Auditorium, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Sunday, March 2

Dr. Seuss stampTo kick off literacy month (March) and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, Winnetka Rotarian Dr. Jeanne Beckman held a Dr. Seuss birthday party at The Book Stall in Winnetka. In addition to reading books "the old fashioned way," children (and adults) who came to the party had an opportunity to try accessible reading software by reading a Dr. Seuss book on the computer. What is your favorite Seuss book? I think mine is Green Eggs and Ham, the Number four all time rank of children's hardcover books. Stay tuned for more literacy events during the month of March.

What: Book signing, technology demonstrations, Winnetka-Northfield Rotary LiteracyVolunteers Project Update

When: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11-3

Where: One Northfield Plaza, Northfield, IL (accessible site)

Find out about

  • Technology that reads any book aloud (text to speech)
  • Technology that types whatever you say (voice recognition or “Dragon”)
  • Technology that speaks for those with delayed, difficult to understand, or absent speech
  • Technology that helps you keep track of appointments, assignments, and other important information
  • How to get technology to meet your individual needs
  • How to share technology for literacy through local and international Rotary literacy projects
  • 10% of book sales during open house will be donated to Winnetka-Northfield Literacy Project

Audience: Information for all ages

  • For more information, email Dr. Beckman at techpsych@techpsychologist.com

October 11, 2007
A Practical Approach to Technology & Access tools from
Preschool through Retirement

Illinois Branch of IDA
21st Annual Conference
Oak Brook Terrace, IL

call Dr. Beckman for more information
(847) 446-1251

Coming Soon:
Saturday Readers: Technology and Strategies to learn for the future.

Check back here for more information

 



Proven Strategies and Techniques to Help Individuals
Achieve Their True Learning Potential

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For ongoing assistive technology (access tool) discussions and new information,
Please visit my new blog:
www.dimsapproach.com

for additional services and information, please visit my other website

www.JeanneBeckman.com

email me at TechPsych@Techpsychologist.com
or
Telephone 847-446-1251
office located in Northfield, Illinois
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