The Preschool Special Education Centers recently received a $10,000 grant from the Joseph Daniel Howard Foundation. The Foundation was established by his family to help meet the needs of other special needs children like Daniel. The grant funds were used to purchase music programs, listening centers and iPads.
“The iPads have made an exciting impact on the special education students,” said Donna H. Adams, principal of the and Little River Preschool. “Educators have just begun to explore the benefits technology can have on children with communication needs.
“One preschool special education teacher has experienced these benefits first-hand and shares how the iPad has become a great motivator for all of her students who previously struggled to communicate verbally and have begun to initiate words through the use of the iPad. With this tool, teachers are able to discover things that they didn’t realize students knew. It has truly provided so many new opportunities for students. The Foundation’s donation has touched countless children’s lives.”