Moses Field School, a DPSCD special education center for students with moderate to severe cognitive impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorder, received a grant for iPads to assist with learning, thanks to funding from the Holley Foundation. These iPads met a technological need, as students often have limited motor skills and cannot use traditional computers. Now students can sit in their wheelchairs and access computer programs on the iPad with the screen at eye level.
Students are well on their way to achieving a 5% increase in math and reading levels, which is a goal within the Moses Field School Improvement Plan. A Severe Multiple Impairment teacher stated: "It is great that all of my students now have their own iPads to complete their work. They have made great gains." And when a nonverbal student was asked what he thought of his iPad, he began clapping and smiling!