New technologies can play a fundamental role in achieving the inclusion of all students in the educational system, taking into account the characteristics of each child, regardless of whether or not they have special educational needs.
Digital games allow to improve personalized attention, improving the inclusion of children with learning difficulties not only in school but also in our society. However, we must never forget that technologies are mere tools, facilitators that make it easier to interact with what is truly important: people.
What improvements do these digital games bring?
In general terms, new technologies can help children with special educational needs to gain autonomy and interact with their environment without external help; which directly favors their motivation and self-esteem, when they are more capable of facing new challenges… and overcoming them!
They can consist of both adapted hardware (modified keyboard, voice digitizer, tablets, modified mice, etc.) and specific educational software or programs that allow learning activities to be adapted. However, taking into account that each student has very specific needs, we must adapt the use of different technologies: