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Assistive tech

  1. 1. Assistive Technologies for Students with Special Needs Angela Brazell
  2. 2. <ul><li>You will be working with special needs students in your classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>This will be both challenging and rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>These students require more of your time and patience, specialized instructional strategies, and a structured environment </li></ul>Working with Your Special Needs Students
  3. 3. Working with Your Special Needs Students <ul><li>Sped students function best under inclusive practices </li></ul><ul><li>Sped students flourish best when accommodated by least restrictive environments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assistive Technology <ul><li>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 changed methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. </li></ul>
  5. 5. AT Products-Computer <ul><li>Keyboard with big or less keys </li></ul><ul><li>Large print keyboard keys with contrasting colors </li></ul><ul><li>Foot operated mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded keyboards with larger, more widely spaced keys </li></ul>
  6. 6. AT Products-Durable Medical Equipment <ul><li>Seating products that allow people to sit comfortably and safely </li></ul><ul><li>Standing products to support people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Walking products to aid people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Wheeled mobility products which allow movement of those with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs </li></ul>
  7. 7. AT Products-Visual Impairments <ul><li>Braille Embosser </li></ul><ul><li>Computer screen readers </li></ul><ul><li>Computer screen magnifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Bank note reader </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshable Braille display for computer use </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text </li></ul>
  8. 8. AT Products-Deafness and Hearing Impaired <ul><li>Teletext </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Captioning </li></ul><ul><li>Audiometer </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing aids </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication devices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources: <ul><li>http://www.teachervision.fen.com/special-education/new-teacher/48460.html </li></ul><ul><li>Friend, Marilyn & Bursuck, William. Including Students with Special Needs, Pearson Education, Inc. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sess.ie/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://specialeducationsupportcenter.org/ </li></ul>

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