varying levels of ability.
May have difficulty learning and functioning.
May have may have been identified as having
special needs such as:
ADHD - Attention deficit
Speech or language
Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (I.D.E.A.) is a law ensuring services to
persons with disabilities in the United States.
I.D.E.A. governs how states and public
agencies provide early intervention, special
education and related services.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2)
and their families receive early intervention
services under I.D.E.A. Part C.
Children and Youth (ages 3-21) receive special
education and related services under I.D.E.A.
use tenets from the universal design for
learning which suggests that they remove
barriers to learning by providing flexibility in
terms of options for materials, methods, and
assessments (Rose and Meyer, 2002).
Customize and personalize learning activities
to address students’ diverse learning styles,
working strategies and abilities. NETS Standard
Under I.D.E.A. assistive technology devices can be
used in the educational setting to provide a variety
of accommodations or adaptations for people with
An umbrella term that includes assistive,
adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people
with disabilities and also includes the process
used in selecting, locating and using them.
Any item, piece of equipment or product system,
whether acquired commercially off the shelf,
modified or customized, that is used to increase,
maintain, or improve the functional capabilities
of individuals with disabilities.
service that directly assists an individual
with a disability in the selection, acquisition
or use of an assistive technology device.
Examples of these services include:
Evaluating the student’s technology needs.
Acquiring the necessary technology.
Coordinating technology use with other therapies
Providing training for individuals, the individual’s
family and school staff in the effective use of the
Goal of I.D.E.A. is to
ensure that each
student is educated in
the least restrictive
Effort is made to help
students stay in a
If it is determined that
needs are best met in a
special class, then the
student may be placed
in a special class.
First step to gather data
regarding the student’s
progress or academic
Parents work with
educators as a team to
set goals and develop a
plan to help students
succeed in school.
Special Support to help
• Communication Boards
• PDA’s – calendars, timers,
• Noise Canceling Ear
• Voice Recognition Software
• Digital Talking Calculators
• FM Systems
• Infrared Systems
• Induction Loop Systems
• One to One Communicators
MILD LEARNING DISABILITIES • Read and Write Gold
• Daisy Audio Players
• Task Analysis
READING AND WRITING
• Word Processors
• Grammars and Spell checkers
• Dictionaries & thesaurus
• Desktop Publishing
Cennamo, K. S., Ross, J.D., & Ertmer, P.A. (2010).
Technology integration for meaningful classroom use:
A standards-based approach. Wadsworth, Cengage
Learning, Belmont, CA