Technology Hardware @DVFS
Inside the classroom, students interact with specialized instructional hardware every day, including:
- Digital document cameras
- LiveScribe Smart Pens
- iPods for tests and exams
These tools have been integrated into classrooms across the curriculum to create an optimal learning environment specially designed for students with learning differences, including dyslexia (reading disability), ADD/ADHD, dysgraphia (writing disability), dyscalculia (math disability), auditory processing and executive function challenges. Our use of assistive technology is strategically integrated throughout the student's learning experience.
Students are exposed to standard features in mainstream software products, but go beyond the basics to maximize all of the assistive technology features built into these products:
- Evernote audio recording
- Keynote animation
- Voicethread - audio and video feedback
- Acrobat and QuickTime audio playback
- Inspiration visual organization of ideas and concepts
- Google Apps for Education
Specialized assistive software applications designed to accommodate specific learning differences are also an important aspect of the technology at DVFS, including:
- Quizlet (digital flash cards)
- Dragon Dictate (speech to text)
- Learning Ally Readers (audio text books)
As part of our Arts program, DVFS offers access to the latest software applications for digital photography, graphic arts, animation and music composition.
We intentionally integrate mainstream and assistive technology throughout the student's learning experience.
"I like that the bar is high and the tools are given to each student to succeed."
Delaware Valley Friends School welcomes students in grades 3 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges.