Learning Support Systems Help Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

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Through KidTools and StrategyTools, the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies is providing educators with free computer-based performance support tools for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. Project director Gail Fitzgerald and her colleagues designed the tools to enable students to succeed in school and to help them transition to post-school settings. The U.S. Department of Education has provided $2.8 million in funding since 1998 to support the development of this software and to establish its efficacy in public school classrooms. The software is being disseminated to teachers and parents throughout Missouri and the nation.