I read the book Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper quite a few years ago. It was instantly one of my favorites and I immediately had my own children read it. That was long before I became an Assistive Technology Specialist but during the heart of my teaching years. Personally I think it should be a required reading book at the middle school level and required reading for every teacher.
I’m currently on a listserv that shares all things assistive technology. Today someone asked for a recommendation to get into the “AT Mindset”. Another reader posted how Out of my Mind, although fiction, is an excellent example of the power of assistive technology.
Do yourself a favor this summer and pick up Out of Mind by Sharon Draper. You won’t be disappointed.