Kornreich Technology Center Provides Long-Term Solution to Help Student Succeed in School.
“Kornreich helped me get to where I am today by helping me understand computers and finding the technology I needed.”
Jake’s limited mobility created a need for extra support to help him succeed in school. He attended the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center until he was ready to be mainstreamed. The Viscardi Center has been pivotal to his school success. Several years ago, Jake came back to the Nathaniel H. Kornreich Technology Center at The Viscardi Center to seeking its staff expertise.
Kornreich Technology Center is a comprehensive, hands-on laboratory staffed by professionals offering education, evaluation and training services to children and adults with disabilities, and those requiring assistive devices due to illness, injury or aging. At the Center, the Kornreich staff used their expertise to select a speech-recognition software that they were then able to teach Jake which ultimately helped him immensely in school. The software lets him read and scan documents and get his thoughts out, and on paper, more quickly. This long-term solution has helped him effectively complete and manage school work more independently.
Now entering 11th grade, Jake is pleased with the instruction he received at the Kornreich Technology Center, describing his instructor as very approachable and a “big supporter” who “really knows what she’s doing and explains things to students and adults.”
Outside of school, Jake is a big sports fan, rooting for the Mets, Jets, Islanders and Knicks; he also enjoys playing video games.
Jake’s story is just one example of the many people the Kornreich Technology Center has helped lead more independent, productive lives since its inception. Learn more about the Kornreich Technology Center’s assistive technology services for people with disabilities and the aging populations.