Chromebooks in Special Education

On Demand

Chromebooks in Special Education

Leverage Google Chromebooks as an assistive and compensatory technology for students with developmental delays.


About this Course

Course Description

Google Chromebooks can be an excellent assistive technology tool for students with special needs.

Students who have delays in physical, cognitive, or language development may require extra support from a variety of features or programs.

This course reviews a variety of strategies that can be used as a compensation technique when a student has difficulty functioning in a classroom setting.

Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on Google Chromebooks and will not include information on other similar or related programs.

(Note: Although ASHA is not listed in the Educational Credits section below, ASHA credits can be arranged with advance request. If you would like to receive ASHA credits for this course, contact us before course purchase at


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children

Meet the Presenter

Kim Wiggins

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs.

Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District in upstate NY and the owner of OTKimWiggins, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.

Disclosure: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

Explain the benefits of using a Chromebook as a compensation technique.

Explain how to access the accessibility features of the Chromebook.

List a variety of typing programs and strategies that can be used on Google Chromebooks.

Identify speech to text Chromebook extensions that can be used for students with special needs.

List Chromebook extensions that can benefit organizational skills for students with special needs.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.2 CEUs.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education.

Approved for 2 contact hours.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Time-Ordered Agenda


5 Minutes

Benefits of Using a Chromebook and Evidence

5 Minutes

Accessibility Features

5 Minutes

Typing Skills and evidence

15 Minutes

Google Chrome Extensions overview

10 Minutes

Speech to Text

20 Minutes

Word Prediction

10 Minutes

Organization and Focus extensions

15 Minutes

Readability extensions

20 Minutes


5 Minutes

Case studies

10 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


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