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Preparing students for the note taking challenges of college BEFORE and DURING their college journey. 

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Note Taking Technology & Training Services

Preparing  students for the note taking skills needed in college BEFORE and DURING their college experience

Notetaking Tools Can Benefit Students With:

Anxiety

Auditory Processing Weakness

Dyslexia

Poor Handwriting

Difficulty Focusing

ADD or ADHD

Our Services

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Assessment

Not sure where to start? This is a great place to begin. Our short online assessment will match your student's learning preferences with note taking technology that can best support their academic needs

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Training

If your student is ready to learn the features of a  note taking tool, they will work 1:1 with a Technology Coach to learn the ins and outs of their note taking technology.

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On-The-Go Sessions

Our Technology Coaches are available for a 1 hour session to troubleshoot with a student who has a purchased or trial subscription of a note taking technology (listed below). 

 

Coaches can assist with how to use note taking tools in a particular class setting, in conjunction with an online course platform such as Canvas or help students become familiar with other  technology features that can support their classroom learning. 

When I found my note taking app I felt like I could breath in my classes. I didn't feel behind and I actually had notes to study with for my exams. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a note taking program to help me in college.

Lexi, college freshman, University of Indiana

Happy Student

Assistive Technology is a Game Changer For College Students

High school academics and college courses demand different skills in order to be successful. Successful college students are able to hit he ground running on Day 1 of the semester with solid note taking, critical thinking and study skills already in place. College is not the time to build academic skills - this is the time to demonstrate the skills built in high school.

 

If your student has underdeveloped note taking or study skills, not to worry! There are a variety of note taking software and apps that can help. But college is not the place to start practicing with these tools - practice and training should happen BEFORE the college semester starts.

 

If Your Student Does Not Have a Disability... 

Professors will not recommend HOW students should take notes in their courses. Professors assume that your student enters their classroom with a robust skillset of both note taking and study strategies. Many high school students tell us that they were not required to take many note sin high school and simply were not taught - and did not have opportunities - to practice note taking skills. The gap between high school and college academic expectations necessitate that students can take notes during a lecture on Day 1. Read more about differences between high school and college in this article.

Will My Student's College Disability Office Provide Note Taking Training?

Once your student completes the accommodation request process, your student's college or university may deem that your student is eligible for a note taking accommodation. The college can choose HOW the accommodation is provided. The college may provide:

- A peer note taker to upload a copy of their class notes to an online portal that your student checks

- A copy of lecture notes that a professor uploads to their class online portal

- A license to a note taking tool (training is not required to be provided to your student)

Most college disability offices expect students to know the academic supports they need and rely on students' ability to self-advocate. However, many college students simply don't have experience or training with assistive technology, thus they cannot advocate for using and exploring assistive technology devices that may help them be successful. The majority of college and university disability support offices do NOT offer training on assistive technology software/devices.

 

But don't worry - We can help!

 

Our note taking technology services require no long-term commitment and can be used whether your student is in high school or college.

Our AT coaches will determine the note taking AT 'best fit' for your student and help train them on how to use their AT tool effectively.

Are Your Student's 
Note Taking Skills College Ready?

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