Resources That Can Help Enhance Education through
Assistive Technology
Presentation by Bryan Getty
An Overview
 Diversity of disabilities requires diversity of instruction
as well as access to many resources
 Accommodat...
IEPs – Who Has One?
 Any student who has been diagnosed as having a
disability or other health impairment qualifies for
s...
Assistive Technology – What is it?
 Assistive Technology is any assistive, adaptive, and
rehabilitative device for people...
Resources for Assistive Technology
 An overview of Assistive Technology, or Assistive
Technology:
http://uts.cc.utexas.ed...
Resources & Instructional Practices
 Supporting Participation in Classroom Activities
 Developing a Technology Enhanced ...
Recommendations for Students
with ADHD
 Visual timers or invisible clocks can help with time
management
 A digital pen c...
Recommendations for Students
with Auditory Disabilities
 Hearing Assistive Technology Systems, or HATS:
 FM Systems
 In...
Recommendations for Students
with Learning Disabilities
 Apps for students with Dysgraphia and writing
difficulties
 App...
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  1. 1. Resources That Can Help Enhance Education through Assistive Technology Presentation by Bryan Getty
  2. 2. An Overview  Diversity of disabilities requires diversity of instruction as well as access to many resources  Accommodations and modifications are mandated by Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)  Effective teachers must be aware of the contents of the IEPs for their students and they must work to ensure that all their students have access to curriculum  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) is the legislation that special education in public schools follow
  3. 3. IEPs – Who Has One?  Any student who has been diagnosed as having a disability or other health impairment qualifies for special services and may have an IEP:  Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  Cognitive Disabilities  Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders  Autism or Developmental Delays  Hearing or Vision Impairments  Speech or Language Impairments
  4. 4. Assistive Technology – What is it?  Assistive Technology is any assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative device for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them (from Wikipedia)  Adaptive Technology is not the same as Assistive Technology  Adaptive is created specifically for someone with a disability, while assistive was not created specifically for persons with disabilities, but it is being used to help them in a particular instance
  5. 5. Resources for Assistive Technology  An overview of Assistive Technology, or Assistive Technology: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wilbur/access/assistive.html  Assistive Technology law (IDEA 2004): http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cstatute%2 CI%2CA%2C602%2C1%2C  How to choose Assistive Technology? http://www.ldonline.org/article/8088  Documenting the need for Assistive Technology: http://www.gpat.org/Georgia-Project-for-Assistive- Technology/Pages/Documenting-Need-for-Assistive- Technology.aspx
  6. 6. Resources & Instructional Practices  Supporting Participation in Classroom Activities  Developing a Technology Enhanced Lesson Plan  Assistive Technology Intervention Plan (Blank Copy)  Best Practices in Assistive Technology  Ideas for using Assistive Technology
  7. 7. Recommendations for Students with ADHD  Visual timers or invisible clocks can help with time management  A digital pen can help students who struggle to take notes by playing back the audio that was being recorded while they were writing  Locate students’ desks as near to the teacher as possible, while maintaining inclusion in the entire class  Minimize distractions  For more information, click here
  8. 8. Recommendations for Students with Auditory Disabilities  Hearing Assistive Technology Systems, or HATS:  FM Systems  Infrared Systems  Induction Loop Systems  One-to-One Communicators  Other Solutions  For more information on HATS, click here
  9. 9. Recommendations for Students with Learning Disabilities  Apps for students with Dysgraphia and writing difficulties  Apps for students with Dyslexia and reading difficulties  Repeat directions  Maintain routine  Use graphic organizers  For other ideas of instructional practices for students with learning disabilities, click here

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