Tech Psychologist Dr. Jeanne Beckman
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Dr. Jeanne Beckman
Author of Tech Psychologist's Guide
Available at Amazon





How Technology Affects Social Relations

in School-Aged Children

November 19th at 7PM

Chicago Public Library

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New: Yes, I Can! (Inspired by President Obama)
Article coming soon(now available on my tech blog):

What is the impact of illiteracy?

Illiteracy causes more harm than merely having a
reduced ability to read and write.
Illiteracy causes entire families to remain isolated
from the everyday fabric of their local and global communities,
to remain isolated from inspiration acquired by "enough education,"
and to remain isolated from a means to share history
beyond the reaches of their spoken word.
----Dr. Jeanne Beckman


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Rotary International Past President Wilf Wilkinson and Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Dr. Beckman presented her "Tech Psychologist" book to
Rotary International Past President Wilf Wilkinson

Book News: My book is here!

Here's a page with more information about it:


Here's where you can purchase it:

From my Publisher: VirtualBookworm.com: Tech Psychologist Guide
(http://tinyurl.com/3d2a6l )

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Book News

My book is here!

A Family's Guide: Tech Psychologist's Guide...

Finally! A family friendly technology guide that helps parents and individuals self-advocate for high tech tools in school, work, and leisure environments. Beckman discusses practical tools for overcoming barriers that interfere with increased performance and achievement in those with LD and other disabilities.

Here are some places you can find it:

From my publisher, Virtual Bookworm:

Or, you may click this link to go directly to Amazon:
Tech Psychologist's Guide to Technology and Access Tools

Other online retailers also carry this book


Or, for more informationand details about the book, please go to www.TechPsychologist.com/techpsychbook.html

About Dr. Beckman

Dr. Beckman is a developmental and clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in the field. She works with abled and disabled individuals, from infancy through adult years and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.

Dr. Beckman specializes in assistive technology evaluation and training based on psychological, educational, social, and leisure evaluations. For the school setting, she assists families in writing specific goals and recommendations that are research-based and data-driven. She facilitates collaboration between the family, private providers, and schools to obtain appropriate accommodations and remediation in inclusive settings.

With her developmental training, Dr. Beckman looks at behavior within the context of normal development. This means she ensures that what we’re asking the student to do is developmentally appropriate, asking: Does it make sense? Does the student have the same opportunities to learn as peers in a manner that will allow dignity, future growth, and productivity?

As the daughter of an inventor, Dr. Beckman grew up with the scientific method, first investigating existing research, then designing individualized solutions for diverse learners of all ages. She holds an M.A., and Ph.D. in both clinical and developmental psychology.

For media contact or for more information,

Please contact Dr. Jeanne Beckman at 847-446-1251
or email her at

at techpsych@techpsychologist.com



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Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Coming and Recent Events

Please check back for upcoming events

Recent events

Professionals in Learning Disabilities
Pssst...Access is a civil Right
Accomodation, Remediation, and Inclusion for LD Students

  • In this presentation you will learn
    The "DIMS Approach" to figuring out what supports, specialized education, and technology tools each student needs in a diverse environment
  • Current, specific technologies to address student needs (for all ages) in every learning environment
  • Technology that bridges the ages and supports entrepreneurial and other workplace settings
  • How to determine whether a specific technology is appropriate for a specific individual
  • The difference between remediation and accommodation, as well as determining whether and when each is appropriate
  • In regard to technology: what is reasonable for public schools to provide in inclusive vs. resource settings


Technology Tools for School Success

When Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 PM

Technology Tools for School Success Dr. Jeanne Beckman, author of The Tech Psychologist's Guide, will discuss appropriate technology tools that should be available to all students, including those with special needs. She will discuss practical strategies and tools for overcoming barriers that interfere with academic performance and achievement in those with LD, ADD, and other disabilities.

Where: Sulzer Regional Library – Auditorium, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

What: Birthday party for Dr. Seuss
When: Sunday, March 2
To kick off literacy month (March) and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, Winnetka Rotarian Dr. Jeanne Beckman held a Dr. Seuss birthday party at our local independent bookseller, The Book Stall in Winnetka. In addition to reading books "the old fashioned way," children (and adults) who came to the party had an opportunity to try accessible reading software by reading a Dr. Seuss book on the computer. What is your favorite Seuss book? I think mine is Green Eggs and Ham, the Number four all time rank of children's hardcover books. Stay tuned for more literacy events during the month of March.

What: Book signing, technology demonstrations, Winnetka-Northfield Rotary LiteracyVolunteers Project Update

When: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11-3

Where: One Northfield Plaza, Suite 300, Northfield, IL (accessible site)

Find out about

  • Technology that reads any book aloud (text to speech)
  • Technology that types whatever you say (voice recognition or “Dragon”)
  • Technology that speaks for those with delayed, difficult to understand, or absent speech
  • Technology that helps you keep track of appointments, assignments, and other important information
  • How to get technology to meet your individual needs
  • How to share technology for literacy through local and international Rotary literacy projects
  • 10% of book sales during open house will be donated to Winnetka-Northfield Literacy Project

Audience: Information for all ages

  • For more information, email Dr. Beckman at techpsych@techpsychologist.com

October 11, 2007
A Practical Approach to Technology & Access tools from
Preschool through Retirement

Illinois Branch of IDA, 21st Annual Conf.
Oak Brook Terrace, IL

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(847) 446-1251


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)about technology


Learn about Text to Speech (computers that read books aloud).


Learn about Voice Recognition Technology (dictating to your computer)

Eric Clearninghouse article: Integrating Assistive Technology into the Standard Curriculum