Assistive Technology for use in the Classroom  <br />Phillip Thurmond <br />
What is Assistive Technology?<br />Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any piece of equipment, or product that is boug...
Who needs Assistive Technology?<br />Many students need assistive technology for different disabilities. Some of these inc...
Types of Assistive Technology<br />Three categories of AT:<br />No technology<br />Assistive devices that are not electron...
Mild Disabilities <br />Study carrel to keep students from becoming distracted.<br />Flow-charting for organizing thoughts...
Hearing Impairments<br />FM system for lectures and instructions to amplify sound. <br />Closed captioning while watching ...
Visual Impairments <br />Screen enlargement software for the computer.<br />A Braille writer<br />Audio book player <br />...
How to choose types of AT<br />Choosing a type of assistive technology should be conduct as a team.  The team should ident...
Remember assistive technology is there to assist the student as well as the teacher.<br />
Sources <br />http://standards.gov/assistivetechnology.cfm<br />http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm<br />http:...
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Itec Module 6 Assistive Technology

  1. 1. Assistive Technology for use in the Classroom <br />Phillip Thurmond <br />
  2. 2. What is Assistive Technology?<br />Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any piece of equipment, or product that is bought or modified in order to assist in the functional capabilities of an individual. <br />
  3. 3. Who needs Assistive Technology?<br />Many students need assistive technology for different disabilities. Some of these include:<br /> Mild Disabilities<br />ADHD <br />Hearing Impairments <br />Vision Impairments <br />
  4. 4. Types of Assistive Technology<br />Three categories of AT:<br />No technology<br />Assistive devices that are not electronic. <br />Low Technology<br />Assistive devices that are electronic but not highly sophisticated. <br />High Technology <br />Assistive devices that are complex and have multiple functions.<br />
  5. 5. Mild Disabilities <br />Study carrel to keep students from becoming distracted.<br />Flow-charting for organizing thoughts.<br />Using notebook computers for note taking assistance.<br />
  6. 6. Hearing Impairments<br />FM system for lectures and instructions to amplify sound. <br />Closed captioning while watching videos.<br />Hearing Loops to help amplify sounds and to reduce back ground noises. <br />
  7. 7. Visual Impairments <br />Screen enlargement software for the computer.<br />A Braille writer<br />Audio book player <br />Tape recorder<br />
  8. 8. How to choose types of AT<br />Choosing a type of assistive technology should be conduct as a team. The team should identify the students areas of needs and try to find accommodations that fit those needs. <br />Use the TAM Technology Fan resource to help aid in the decision process.<br />Remember that the types of AT will be influenced by the class setting. This includes inclusion class where students with disabilities are placed in general education classrooms. <br />
  9. 9. Remember assistive technology is there to assist the student as well as the teacher.<br />
  10. 10. Sources <br />http://standards.gov/assistivetechnology.cfm<br />http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm<br />http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm<br />http://www.axistive.com/assistive-technology-for-hearing-impaired-students.html<br />http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=73&DocumentID=3893<br />http://www.ldonline.org/article/8088<br />

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