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Assistive Technology WebQuest

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

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