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    • Assistive Technology
      Resources to Help Meet Students’ Needs
      Rachel Hopkins
    • Special Education
      According to Marilyn Friend and William D. Bursuck in their book Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers, Special Education is defined as:
      A specifically designed instruction provided by the school district or other local education agency that meets the unique needs of students identified as disabled according to federal and state eligibility criteria.
    • Working with Special Need Students
      Have a positive environment in the classroom
      Break down the assignments for the students to make it more comprehendible and less overbearing
      Provide a homework folder for both the student and the parents to keep both informed for assignments; both past and present.
      Reducedistractions: Move the student to the best possible place in the room to stay focused.
      http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/learning/adhd.html#
    • Terms to Be Aware Of…
      IEP: Individualized Education Plans
      Provided to students who might be eligible for special services specific to each student.
      ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      Hyperactive Students who struggle with focusing
      LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
      Students’ right to be educated in a setting with peers without disabilities
      Inclusive Practices:
      Students with disabilities should be in a general setting classroom as opposed to a special education classroom
    • What is Assistive Technology?
      The Family Center on Technology and Disability says Assistive Technology is:
      any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability.
      http://www.fctd.info/factsheet/at101
    • Assistive Technologies
      • These help with students who have mild learning disabilities, especially with reading and writing.
      Handheld Magnifiers
      Large Print Text
      Closed Captioning TV
      Hands-free Headsets
    • Assistive Technologies Cont.
      VISUALS
      Computers
      Voice Recognition
      Touch Screen
      Text-to-Speech
      Digital Hearing Aids
      ALD
      Webcam Photography
      These technologies help students with ADHD and auditory disabilities.
      Better focus and better sound!
    • Resources
      http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/learning/adhd.html#
      http://www.gatfl.org/AssistiveTechnology.aspx
      http://www.fctd.info/factsheet/at101
      http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm
      http://www.synapseadaptive.com/edmark/prod/tw/default.htm
      Friend, M., & Bursuck, W. D. (2009). Including students with special needs: a practical guide for classroom teachers. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson.
      http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm
    • Photograph Resources
      Hearing Aid: best-hearing-aids.info
      Text to Speech: evalamar.com
      Webcam: catherine-meissner.org
      Magnifier: magnifier.com.tw
      Large Print: whplibrary.org
      Closed Captioning: abc19.tv
      All found through Google Images