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  • 1. Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities Megan Cox
  • 2. Students
    • Within a classroom there are different types of students
      • Enriched
      • Special Needs: ADHD, visual/audio impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, etc
    • Each student has different needs and as a teacher it is our job to meet those needs
  • 3. Meeting Needs
      • Begin by evaluating a students strengths and weaknesses
      • Look at their IEP (individualized Education Plan) and check to see if there is any special assistance that the student qualifies for
      • Evaluate other solutions such as the use of assistive technologies
  • 4. The Environment
    • Least Restrictive Environment: It is important that the student stays in the general classroom as much as the student possibly can so that the student can be educated along with its peers
      • Enhances Educational Experience
      • Enhances Social Experience
    • Inclusion: Mixing both the special needs and general education students in the same classroom
    • Resource Room: A place where students with special needs can come together away from the general education classroom and collaborate with other like-students
  • 5. Assistive Technology
    • What? Adaptive, assistive, and rehabilitation devices
    • Who? It is for all students, but more specifically it is used to enhance the educational experience for special needs students
  • 6. Examples
    • Tools that aid students who have vision problems
      • Tape Recorder
      • Large-keyed calculator
      • Braille translation software
    • Tools that aid students with communication problems
      • Text-to-voice or voice-to-text software
      • Touch Screens
  • 7. Implementation
    • Implementing these devices will enhance the students educational experience
    • These resources meet the developmental needs of the students
    • These technologies meet the needs of the student in their area of struggle
  • 8. Conclusion
    • It is difficult to meet the needs of every student
    • Use technologies to meet those needs
    • Constantly research new possibilities and solutions to better educate your student.
  • 9. Resources
    • http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm
    • http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
    • http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm
    • http://www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq=GPATImp