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  • What Resources Do I Have In Order to Help Me Meet My Students Needs?
    Using Assistive Technology in Teaching Students with Disabilities
    Stacy Coleman
  • Overview:
    • The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Ensures:
    • A free and appropriate public education
    • An individualized Education Program (IEP) which sets measureable goals in the least restrictive environment.
  • What does this mean for teaching my students who have special needs?
    • They are guaranteed by law to receive an education which best suits their individualized needs.
    • Assistive Technology can help my students meet these goals
  • What is Assistive Technology?
    Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (Pub. L. No. 108-446)
  • What Are Some Types of Assistive Technology?
    • Low Tech Examples:
    • Eyeglasses
    • Pencil grips
    • Raised lined paper
    • Darker lined paper
    • Slant boards
    • Ruler with a magnifier to help students follow the lines when reading
    • Color Coding
    • Highlighting vocabulary words and main ideas
    • Technological Examples
    • Big buttoned phones
    • Smart pens
    • Reading pens
    • TTS (text to speech) software
    • Web cams
    • Word processors
    • Talking calculator
    • Spell checker
    • Multimedia tools
    • Voice recognition programs
  • Assistive Technology for Students With Mild Disabilities:
    • Flow Charts
    • Graphic organizers
    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software
    • Notebook computers
    • Word processors
    • Multimedia tools that utilize text, speech and graphics
  • Assistive Technology for Students With Auditory Disabilities:
    • Teacher provided notes
    • Personal FM systems
    • Infrared systems
    • Induction loop systems
    • One-to-one communicators
    • Computerized speech recognition
    • Text messaging
    • Video relay service (VRS)
  • Assistive Technology For ADHD Students
    • Invisible clock
    • Voice recognition program
    • Talking calculator
    • Online games such as the FFBI Academy which targets symptoms of ADHD