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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
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:
Raised lined paper
Darker lined paper
Ruler with a magnifier to help students follow the lines when reading
Highlighting vocabulary words and main ideas
Big buttoned phones
TTS (text to speech) software
Voice recognition programs
Assistive Technology for Students With Mild Disabilities:
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software
Multimedia tools that utilize text, speech and graphics
Assistive Technology for Students With Auditory Disabilities:
Teacher provided notes
Personal FM systems
Induction loop systems
Computerized speech recognition
Video relay service (VRS)
Assistive Technology For ADHD Students
Voice recognition program
Online games such as the FFBI Academy which targets symptoms of ADHD