AT/UDL: what every Newton educator needs to know

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AT/UDL: what every Newton educator needs to know

  1. 1. Assistive Technology/UDL : What Every Educator Needs to Know [email_address] Twitter name – KarenJan Blog – http://Teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Build Capacity
  3. 3. Equip and Empower every student for success
  4. 5. Goals for today: Understand Assistive Technology and UDL and the difference between the two Understand AT Laws Determine when to implement AT Consider AT/UDL instructional alternatives
  5. 7. What do we already know?
  6. 8. Did you know ….
  7. 9. That every student on an IEP MUST be considered for Assistive Technology?
  8. 10. This was written into the Reauthorization of IDEA in ….
  9. 11. 1997
  10. 12. § 300.324 Development, review, and revision of IEP. (2) Consideration of special factors. The IEP Team must: (v) Consider whether the child needs assistive technology devices and services
  11. 13. what difference does this make? So,
  12. 14. 4 million students with high-incidence disabilities were now eligible to receive AT services and devices
  13. 15. What is AT ?
  14. 16. Federal definition
  15. 17. Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized,
  16. 18. <ul><li>that is used to increase, maintain, or improve </li></ul><ul><li>the functional capabilities of a child with disabilities. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Any SERVICE that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection , acquisition , or use of an assistive technology device
  18. 20. Sec. 300.6 Assistive technology service . e) Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability or, if appropriate, that child's family; and (f) Training or technical assistance for professionals (including individuals providing education or rehabilitation services), employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of that child.
  19. 21. Devices and Services
  20. 22. So, what does this mean ?
  21. 23. AT consideration
  22. 24. Four Possibilities
  23. 25. Everything is working, no need for AT Everything is working, including the AT As a team, we want to consider new AT We need additional information; refer for an AT consultation or evaluation
  24. 26. AT assessment
  25. 27. SETT + TT Framework
  26. 28. Sec. 300.6 Assistive technology service . e) Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability or, if appropriate, that child's family ; and (f) Training or technical assistance for professionals (including individuals providing education or rehabilitation services), employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of that child.
  27. 29. IDEA 2004 New Provision – students with print disabilities must have access to accessible instructional materials.
  28. 30. (b) On a case-by-case basis, the use of school-purchased assistive technology devices in a child’s home or in other settings is required if the child’s IEP Team determines that the child needs access to those devices in order to receive FAPE. FAQ:
  29. 31. Team Approach ACCESSIBLE!!
  30. 33. UDL
  31. 34. Based upon Brain Research
  32. 35. Three Networks: Recognition
  33. 36. Strategic
  34. 37. Affective
  35. 38. Disability? variability
  36. 39. Multiple Methods of …
  37. 40. Engagement
  38. 41. Presentation
  39. 42. Expression
  40. 43. Proactive
  41. 44. Embedded
  42. 45. Reaches all learners
  43. 46. variability
  44. 47. choices
  45. 48. http://www.evolvingtimes.com/2009/04/the-two-keys-to-conscious-choice/
  46. 49. multiple methods
  47. 50. AT Implementation
  48. 51. Communication Vision Support Environmental Controls Mobility Learning/Curriculum Support Assistive Technology:
  49. 52. Removes the obstacles to success
  50. 53. Provides alternative ways to demonstrate learning
  51. 54. Promotes Independence!
  52. 55. Makes learning possible!
  53. 57. Reflect
  54. 58. What are you currently doing?
  55. 59. Is it working ?
  56. 60. Identify where is the disability?
  57. 65. Examples
  58. 66. Low Tech ideas
  59. 70. Newtonassistivetech.wikispaces.com
  60. 71. Sound educational rationale For EVERY thing we do
  61. 72. This is not in addition to. This is in place of.
  62. 74. What are we currently doing?
  63. 75. Is it working?
  64. 76. Is it working ?
  65. 79. <ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Start button - http://www.123rf.com/photo_3995846_start-button-over-white-concept-of-begin-go-initiate-etc.html </li></ul><ul><li>Frustration - http://www.afslegal.com/images/frustrated.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Magician’s hat - http://www.ricotheclownandmagician.com/IMAGES/magic-hat-stars.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Shift - http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/04/idsa_northeast_district_c.html </li></ul><ul><li>Brick - http://earth911.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/single-brick.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Open Door - http://www.nancyoutloud.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Team - http://www.navegabem.com/our-team.html </li></ul><ul><li>Process - http://www.core77.com/blog/book_reviews/book_review_process_by_jennifer_hudson_11289.asp </li></ul>

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