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Special Education Software

Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Special Education Software in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as Crick Software Ltd., DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, Excent , Inc., GetYa Learn On, LLC, IntelliTools , Inc., Logotron Ltd., Merit Software, MindPlay Educational Software, Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc., Slater Software, Inc., Scantron Corporation, Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc., SunGard K-12 Education, and Widgit Software. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study
    • Special Education - A Conceptual Definition
    • Software Meant for Disabled
    • Types of Special Education Software

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Outlook
  • The Need for Special Education
  • Role of Assistive Technologies in Special Education
  • Special Education and Software - A Prelude
  • Major Advantages of Assistive Technologies
  • Special Schools and Their Role in Special Education
  • Inclusive Education - A Popular Strategy for Imparting Learning to the Disabled
  • Special Schools versus Inclusive Settings
  • Special Education and Computer Use
  • Rationale for Use of Communications Technology in Foreign Language Learning
  • Computers -The Power Packed Solution for Language Learning

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES

  • Recessionary Waves Reach the Special Education Shore
  • Assistive Technology - Not a Replacement to the Teaching Staff
  • Special Education in OECD Nations Moves towards Inclusive Education
  • Balanced Repertoire of Technologies - A Key to Successful Outcomes
  • Policies and Funding - Crucial for Sustained Performance of Special Education
  • Tools for Special Education in the Mobile World Creates a Buzz

3. COMPETITIVE ENNVIRONMENT

  • An Overview on the Competitive Landscape
  • Select Major Special Education Software and Providers
  • DynaVox Rules the Market
  • Apple Floods Special Education Market with Apps for iPad
  • Overview on Select Apple iOS Apps for Special Education

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Special Needs - Typical Definitions
  • Special Education - A Conceptual Definition
  • Software Meant for Disabled
  • Types of Special Education Software
  • Math Skills Software
  • Keyboarding Software
  • Language Arts Skills Software
  • Assessment Software
  • Typing Software
  • Educational Software by Disability

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS

  • DynaVox Launches Boardmaker Activities and PCS™ Apps
  • Excent Rolls Out New MyGraduationPlan 2.0
  • Monarch Teaching Technologies Adds New VizzleGram to VizZle
  • Excent Launches Boundless Learning in Collaboration with John Hopkins University
  • Excent Introduces MyGraduationPlan™
  • GYLO Launches Study Aid Apps for College Students
  • DynaVox Introduces Software Version 1.06 for V and Vmax
  • Crick Software Releases ClozePro Version 2

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Pearson and PCG Education Team Up to Offer Integrated Student Information System
  • Accelify Acquires Special Education Information System Program
  • Crick Software and iansyst Offer WriteOnline ToGo for Special Students
  • Spectrum K12 School Solutions Enters into Alliance with Accelify
  • Scantron Acquires GlobalScholar
  • Delaware Department of Education Chooses SunGard
  • Scantron Takes Over Spectrum K12 School Solutions
  • Spectrum K12 Enters into Partnership with eVerge Group
  • SunGard Buys Performance Pathways

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Crick Software Ltd. (UK)
  • DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (US)
  • Excent®, Inc. (US)
  • GetYa Learn On, LLC (US)
  • IntelliTools®, Inc. (US)
  • Logotron Ltd. (UK)
  • Merit Software (US)
  • MindPlay Educational Software (US)
  • Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc. (US)
  • Slater Software, Inc. (US)
  • Scantron Corporation (US)
  • Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc. (US)
  • SunGard Public Sector (US)
  • Widgit Software (UK)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Special Education Software by Geographic Region - US, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 Through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: World 10-Year Perspective for Special Education Software by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Higher Costs and Obsolete Approach Press for Special Education Reforms
    • Student Numbers Take a Dip After Decades of Growth
    • Table 3: Number of Students Enrolled for Special Education in the US by Disability (FY 2009-2010): Percentage Breakdown of Disabled Student Population for Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Disability, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbance, Developmental Delay and Other Health Impairments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • IDEA or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - A Brief Overview
    • Digital Material Gains Popularity
    • Product Launches
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 4: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Special Education Software Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 Through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Special Education System in Europe - A Country-Level Comparison
      • France
      • Germany
      • Spain
      • United Kingdom
      • Other European Countries
    • Special Education in the United Kingdom in Retrospect
      • Learning Disability Prevalence Rises
      • Disability Statistics in the UK
    • Product Launch
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 5: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Special Education Software Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 Through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Overview of Special Education in Select Countries
      • Japan
      • Special Education in Japan - A Historic Perspective
      • The Current System of Special Education
      • China
      • Australia
      • Hong Kong
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Rehabilitation Council of India - The Governing Body of Special Education in India
      • Canada
      • Learning for the Disabled - Ample Room for Improvement Exists
      • Major Statistics on Disabilities in Canada
      • Brazil
      • Full-Fledged Inclusive Education Still Eludes Brazil
      • The DOSVOX Story - Epitomizing the Success of Computer Use in Special Education
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 6: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Special Education Software Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 Through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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