SmartEdPad is pre-loaded with over one hundred special education applications organized into fifteen categories that focus on a broad range of skills. SPED K12 adds new apps on a regular basis, and our apps are reviewed and recommended by a panel of practitioners for their use with students who have special needs. Additionally, users can search for and load supplementary apps of their choice and place them in the available categories. Learn more
Students are sometimes distracted by the screens and content on tablets or mobile devices that clinicians use for personal purposes. SmartEdPad has a unique advantage over other tablets or mobile devices because the screen can be customized so that only relevant apps are available to students. Learn more
The Student Data Tracker app is designed to foster efficient and effective service delivery management. Secure and user-friendly, the app includes 6 key features: Student Manager, Scheduler, Lesson Plans, Therapy Logs, Analytic Charts, and Reports. The Student Data Tracker app makes your daily work simple, efficient and transparent. It is bundled with the SmartEdPad. Learn more
Avaz is a picture based communication app. It is a full-featured AAC app which has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz is priced at $99.99 in App store and is bundled with SmartEdPad. Learn more
Ms. Katelynn Kapki provides therapy intervention to students with Autism, Asperger's and Down syndrome. In this video, she speaks about the quality of apps on the device and how SmartEdPad streamlines her work.
Ms. Di Silva works in a county program with severely disabled students in the middle and high school age groups. In this video, she speaks about organizing apps through the catalogue system in order to retrieve and use them to meet each unique student's needs or to serve specific populations.
Ms. Albena Aldinova-Redanska deals with a wide range of students from pre-school to middle school. In this video, she speaks about how SmartEdPad positively supports traveling to multiple sites and the power of SmartEdPad when compared to general purpose tablets.
Dr. Totter is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in the public school system. In this video, he speaks about the three major components of SmartEdPad and how easy it is to use.
The hardest part about being an SLP is finding activities kids actually enjoy that target their specific needs. Identifying appropriate apps takes a lot of time after school hours. SmartEdPad streamlines my productive time so that I can spend more time on quality service provision. - Katelynn Kapki, MA, CCC-SLP
The purchases of SmartEdPads were the best thing we could have done for our program. These SmartEdPads add so much diversity to our program. The SmartEdPads are used in all areas of instruction. We use them to plan, to instruct, tutor, to assess and to re-teach. The most rewarding thing we see is that our student love to work with them in class. They ask for their SmartEdPad time. They love the idea of a computer based activity. - Samuel Johnson, Director of Special Education, The Leflore County School District
The SmartEdPad independent case study was designed by Creative Strategies for Special Education (CSSE) to obtain and analyze feedback from a cohort of professionals who used SmartEdPad as a supplemental resource tool in their therapy service programs during the 2012-2013 school year.
Employing an online survey and phone interviews, CSSE obtained data regarding the following key topics:
The results confirmed that SmartEdPad's design and unique features provide a valuable resource for SLPs and OTs who find themselves challenged by the demands of their school therapy roles and responsibilities.