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The No Child Left Behind Act’s Position on Using Assistive Technologies
What is NCLB? Piece of legislation that requires teachers to provide the least restrictive environment and assistive technologies for all students.
Why do teachers need to know? Required to be used by all schools. NCLB provides federal funding for schools with these students.
Funding provided to: Buy technology Reduce paperwork and increase flexibility Purchase internet filtration systems Focus the funds on enhancing education through advanced technology Offer matching grants for community technology centers
If a student needs a certain type of technology, NCLB requires that the school district provides it for them. The student must also advocate for their specific technology, so that the school district will provide it for them.
The whole point behind this was to level the playing field for all students, to get those students who need the extra help caught up to other students who were succeeding in the classroom.
Using Assistive Technology with Specific Learning Disabilities
5 Areas of Learning Disabilities Written Language Spoken Language Arithmetic Memory Reasoning
Common Learning Disabilities Dyslexia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyspraxia
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