Her face lit up with an infectious smile! Finally, Monica learned how to use her computer to help take notes and turn words into text. She no longer had to keep all the information “in her head” since writing and typing were difficult. She was amazed when she learned how to use a special digital pen as well as an online program to help capture audio as she added brief notes to guide her later review of the information. Her mother looked so relieved! Last year was a struggle. Monica is now eager to start the fall semester with renewed confidence and a plan for success.
Sessions like these are gratifying. They make my day!
I’ve been meeting on Zoom with many high school and college students as well as parents, tutors, educators, and advocates over the summer to guide them as they explore features, strategies, and new tech tools. Just a couple of sessions can make a world of difference and open doors for everyone- especially older students with dysgraphia, ADHD and auditory processing challenges.
There is no “one size fits all” quick fix but many appropriate solutions are right at our fingertips on the tech we already use! Everyone has a different set of strengths, challenges, and proficiency in using technology. It takes some skill, but once the proper features, tech tools, and strategies are in place- life becomes much brighter and filled with possibilities.
It’s hard to figure out what’s possible in terms of technologies to capture new information. If you’ve tried to get a sense of all the different digital pens, automatic transcriptions tools, note-taking apps, and digital organization systems, you know what I am talking about! It’s a fast-paced moving target.
Could you use help figuring out what’s available? You may have been advised to purchase a smart pen or use rec. What might be best for you? It took me many hours to research potential solutions, purchase the products and figure out strategies to acquire a better understanding for the current resources that are available. To share the knowledge, I created a course for families, educators, self-advocates and clinicians. It’s all about options for taking digital notes and includes 4 recordings from recent “TheyMayNotKnow” webinars and “Spotlight Sessions.” The recordings include an overview of the purpose of taking notes and efficient and effective implementation strategies using a wide variety of tech tools to meet different needs. It took me many hours to research potential solutions, purchase the products and figure out strategies for success.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/TakeBetterNotes
And there’s more!
In addition to handouts from each recorded presentation, everyone who registers has access to a private discussion group. I’ll be monitoring the group often to provide assistance as needed.
I’ve also created a private collection of resources (using Wakelet) for easy access. It includes video tutorials, direct links to products, and updated information about digital resources and strategies for capturing new information. I will continue to add to the resources as products and features emerge and articles are published.
The early bird special price for this course is $89.95 until the end of August, 2022. You will have access to the content until the end of June 2023.
Please share this information with others you think may benefit from the course. Again, to learn more and register, go to https://bit.ly/TakeBetterNotes
As always, I’m available for a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you figure out your next steps. Go my website at www.innovativespeech.com and click on the pop-up that says “Let’s Chat!” Openings are available up to 3 days in advance. After that call, I’m also available for 1:1 online tech coaching sessions.