Adaptive/Assistive
Technology
by
Monica Findley
EDTECH 541
November 25,2013

ts with
s, Gifted & Talented student, as well...
Students with Physical
Difficulties
Physical disabilities or impairments limits a
person’s range of mobility. “Difficultie...
Technology to Assist Students
with Physical Difficulties
intellikeys
This is a good resource for students who have
difficu...
Students with Cognitive
Difficulties
“Students with a cognitive impairment may
experience difficulties with various functi...
Technology to Assist Students
with Cognitive Difficulties
Dragon
This tool is a speech recognition software. This
tool enh...
Students with Sensory
Difficulties

“Sensory disabilities involve impairments
associated with the loss of hearing or visio...
Technology to Assist Students
with Sensory Difficulties
MAGic
This tool is a screen magnification software with
speech cap...
At-Risk Students
Students at risk for school failure are not
considered disabled in the sense of the federal
definition of...
Technology to Assist
At-Risk Students
At-Risk Students
ClassMate Reader Audio Book Player
This assistive device is a speec...
Gifted & Talented Students
Gifted & talented students are, by definition,
“students, children or youth who give evidence o...
Technology to Assist Gifted &
Talented Students
ABCya! Word Clouds for
Kids!
This is a good resource to enrich students
ac...
References
* Raskind, Marshall, Ph.D & Stanberry, Kristin (2010). Assistive technology for
kids with LD: An overview. Onli...
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  1. 1. Adaptive/Assistive Technology by Monica Findley EDTECH 541 November 25,2013 ts with s, Gifted & Talented student, as well as studen For At-Risk student Physical, Cognitive & Sensory Disabilities.
  2. 2. Students with Physical Difficulties Physical disabilities or impairments limits a person’s range of mobility. “Difficulties with motor movements may involve gross or fine motor movement and infrequently exist concurrently with other disabilities (Roblyer & Doering, 2013. p 408)”
  3. 3. Technology to Assist Students with Physical Difficulties intellikeys This is a good resource for students who have difficulty operating a computer keyboard or maneuvering a mouse. This device consists of an alternative keyboard & various keyboard overlays. intellikeys keyboard intellikeys keyboard overlays SmartNav 4 This is a hands free device for students who have severe physical disabilities. This system provides an on-screen virtual keyboard. The student can maneuver the computer mouse, access the keyboard and navigate the internet with slight head movements. http://www.naturalpoint.com/smartnav/products/4-at/
  4. 4. Students with Cognitive Difficulties “Students with a cognitive impairment may experience difficulties with various functions of the brain, particularly, short term memory, concentration, organization and planning. Each student has different needs and will require various support mechanisms” [Retrieved from online article Assistive technology for kids with LD: An overview http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/assistive-technology/702-assistive-technology-for-kids-with-learning-disabiliti
  5. 5. Technology to Assist Students with Cognitive Difficulties Dragon This tool is a speech recognition software. This tool enhances a student’s reading and writing skills. It also allows students to listen to text and speak to compose text. http://www.nuance.com/dragon/accessibility/dragon-dyslexia-lea BoardMaker This software is a good modification tool for teachers. This software can be used to help English language learners, students who struggles in reading and students with cognitive disabilities. (See figures shown) Figures retrieved from [ http://www.nsta.org/publications/news/story.aspx?id=53489] Figure 1 - Without Modification Figure 2- With BoardMaker Modificatio http://www.mayer-johnson.com/what-is-boardmaker
  6. 6. Students with Sensory Difficulties “Sensory disabilities involve impairments associated with the loss of hearing or vision. (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p 409)”
  7. 7. Technology to Assist Students with Sensory Difficulties MAGic This tool is a screen magnification software with speech capabilities. This tool is a good resource for visually impaired students. Frequency-Modulated Amplification System http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/low-vision/MAGic-screen-ma This system involves a transmitter & microphone to be worn by the teacher & a receiver to be worn by the student. This device amplifies the teacher’s voice, allowing it to be heard over students’ voices & various sounds of movement, within the classroom. http://www.enablemart.com/motiva-personal-fm-system?gclid=CNPEwKKph
  8. 8. At-Risk Students Students at risk for school failure are not considered disabled in the sense of the federal definition of disability. However, their lack of success in school often parallels the low performance of students with disabilities (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p 408)”
  9. 9. Technology to Assist At-Risk Students At-Risk Students ClassMate Reader Audio Book Player This assistive device is a speech synthesizer/ screen reader. helps improve Reading fluency, comprehension & vocabulary skills. This tool has read aloud capability, voice recording, highlighting function & a speaking dictionary. Kidspiration 3 This software is a graphic organizer assistive resource that helps students make visual connections, in order to build on academic vocabulary and a conceptual understanding in academic content-areas. Reading & writing skills can also be strengthened.
  10. 10. Gifted & Talented Students Gifted & talented students are, by definition, “students, children or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic or leadership capability or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to develop those capabilities (Roblyer & Doering, 2013 p 411)”
  11. 11. Technology to Assist Gifted & Talented Students ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids! This is a good resource to enrich students academic vocabulary knowledge. This resource can be utilized in any academic content area. With ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids, the students are challenged to create word clouds or word splashes. They are free to showcase their text visualizations in a variety of ways. http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm Storybird This is a good resource to enrich students literature writing skills and creativity. This resource allows students to expand on their literary creativity by writing stories, of various genres, from a piece of art. The students will also be able to publish & share your stories. http://storybird.com/about/
  12. 12. References * Raskind, Marshall, Ph.D & Stanberry, Kristin (2010). Assistive technology for kids with LD: An overview. Online article http://www.greatschools.org/specialeducation/assistive-technology/702-assistive-technology-for-kids-withlearning-disabilities-an-overview.gs?page=all] * Roblyer, M.D. & Doering, Aaron H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education.

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