Using Assistive Technologies and Other Approaches<br />Molly Trendell Nation<br />Working With Special Needs Students <br />
Students with Special Needs.<br />Special Education is defined as the specially designed instruction by the school district or other local education agency that meets the unique needs of students identified as disabled according to the federal and state eligibility criteria.<br />This may include instruction in a general education classroom, or special education classroom. <br />-Including Students With Special Needs 5th Ed. Myeucationlab.com<br />
Be Familiar With…<br />Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) <br />Inclusion <br />refers to the concept that children with disabilities should be educated to the maximum extent possible with children who are not disabled while meeting all their learning needs and physical requirements. The type of setting is stipulated in a child’s IEP.<br />occurs when students with disabilities are included in the general education classroom/program to the extent possible. Any support services the student needs will be provided in this setting.<br />http://www.oklahomaparentscenter.org/Dictionary.html<br />
Assistive Technology<br />Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible<br />
Examples of AT<br />Text to speech software<br />Screen magnifiers <br />Microphone and speakers in classroom<br />Mind mapping software for students with mild learning disabilities. <br />Foot Mouse<br />Text telephone for the deaf<br />
Examples that do not require technology<br />Walkers<br />Wheelchairs<br />Copy Holder<br />Braille<br />Therapeutic seats<br />Magnifying glasses<br />Sign Language<br />
2010 3rd Grade Instructional Practices<br />Students in the classroom that have been identified as Special Needs and have specific IEP’s; focusing on the academic achievement of these students as a whole and on an individual basis.<br />Create positive learning environment that supports functions and skills necessary. <br />Tasks that match students skills and abilities. <br />Created peer relations with inclusion and positive social interactions. <br />
References<br />Including Students With Special Needs 5th Ed. Myeucationlab.com<br />http://www.oklahomaparentscenter.org/Dictionary.html<br />http://research.aboutkidshealth.ca/teachadhd/teachingadhd/chapter6<br />http://gradworks.umi.com/31/94/3194539.html<br />
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