S U S A N M AT H I E S O N
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
PRESENTATION
OVERVIEW OF ASSISTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
• Wikipedia describes Assistive Technology as “an
umbrella term that includes assistive, ...
RESOURCES FOR
STUDENTS WITH ADHD
WHAT IS ADHD?
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a
problem of not being able to focus, being overactive,...
ADHD RESOURCES
• Seat students with ADHD closer to the teacher, while
also surrounding them with good role models
• Create...
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
WITH AUDITORY
DISABILITIES
PERSONAL FM SYSTEM
• This consists of a
microphone worn by the
teacher that transmits
information to the headset
that is w...
MORE RESOURCES
• Carbonless paper can be used for a teachers aide or
another student to take lecture notes for a student t...
RESOURCES FOR
STUDENTS WITH MILD
DISABILITIES
MILD DISABILITY RESOURCES
• Presenting materials in oral format
• Concise and short activities
• Providing immediate feedb...
REFERENCES
REFERENCES
• Hearing assistive technology. Retrieved on October 2,
2013 from
http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/...
REFERENCES CONTINUED
• Text-to-speech software for the special education
classroom. Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from
http...
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Assistive technology presentation. Susan Mathieson

  1. 1. S U S A N M AT H I E S O N ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION
  2. 2. OVERVIEW OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY • Wikipedia describes Assistive Technology as “an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks”.
  3. 3. RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH ADHD
  4. 4. WHAT IS ADHD? • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a person's age and development. • Symptoms of ADHD fall into three groups; Not being able to focus (inattentiveness), being extremely active (hyperactivity) and not being able to control behavior (impulsivity)
  5. 5. ADHD RESOURCES • Seat students with ADHD closer to the teacher, while also surrounding them with good role models • Create a stimuli-reduced study area and try not to place them near distracting stimuli • Encourage peer tutoring and studying • Be sure students understand the instructions before having them start the project • Create a safe environment so students feel comfortable asking for help when necessary • Invisible clock • Computer Assisted Instruction
  6. 6. RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH AUDITORY DISABILITIES
  7. 7. PERSONAL FM SYSTEM • This consists of a microphone worn by the teacher that transmits information to the headset that is worn by the student. • This is often less distracting than a classroom amplification system.
  8. 8. MORE RESOURCES • Carbonless paper can be used for a teachers aide or another student to take lecture notes for a student that may have difficulty doing so in the classroom atmosphere • A voice recorder can be used for the student to listen to the lecture afterwards when needed to review information presented. The student could even control the speed of the speech if needed to slow it down. • PowerPoints are also a great tool for teachers to use because students are able to read the information being presentation and take notes if they are unable to hear everything being said
  9. 9. RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES
  10. 10. MILD DISABILITY RESOURCES • Presenting materials in oral format • Concise and short activities • Providing immediate feedback • Using concrete objects when possible • Word processing software • Recording lessons to review at a later time • Text to speech devices • Digital Audio Files
  11. 11. REFERENCES
  12. 12. REFERENCES • Hearing assistive technology. Retrieved on October 2, 2013 from http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech .htm • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Retrieved on October 2, 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002518 / • Assistive technology. Retrieved on October 2, 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology • Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (adhd). Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/
  13. 13. REFERENCES CONTINUED • Text-to-speech software for the special education classroom. Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from http://www.mangomon.com/text-to-speech-software- for-the-special-education-classroom/ • Assistive technology for students with mild disabilities. Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm • Reading. Retrieved October 3, 2013 from http://www.gpat.org/Georgia-Project-for-Assistive- Technology/Pages/Academic-and-Learning-Aids- Reading.aspx • Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/teachers/index.as p
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