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Assistive technology web quest

  1. 1. Assistive Technology Cari Shelkoff Fall 2010
  2. 2. What is Assistive Technology? <ul><li>It is any device that is used to help individuals with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology helps individuals with disabilities perform tasks that would be difficult or impossible to complete without the use of them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Assistive Technology? <ul><li>Assistive Technology allows individuals with disabilities to complete tasks independently. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Assistive Technology <ul><li>There are two types of assistive technology devices. </li></ul><ul><li>There are low tech devices and high tech devices. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Low Tech Devices <ul><li>Cost efficient items that allow the students to perform at his/her highest level in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Low tech devices often times do not involve batteries or a plug. </li></ul><ul><li>Low tech devices are not always electronic. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Low Tech Examples <ul><li>Highlighters </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil Grips </li></ul><ul><li>Calculators </li></ul>
  7. 7. High Tech Devices <ul><li>These are technological devices that are more costly than low tech devices. </li></ul><ul><li>High Tech devices require batteries and plugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Students with severe/significant disabilities often times use High Tech devices. </li></ul>
  8. 8. High Tech Examples <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Software </li></ul><ul><li>Augmentative communication devices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classroom Profile <ul><li>It is the new school year and you have several students in your classroom that have varying exceptionalities. </li></ul><ul><li>You have: </li></ul><ul><li>Several students with an ADHD diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Several students that have mild learning disabilities that effect them in English Language Arts and Math </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Should I Do? <ul><li>You should think of an assistive technology device that will service all of your students. </li></ul><ul><li>This device will help them to achieve success in the classroom. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Helpful Assistive Technology for the classroom <ul><li>Individual Dry Erase Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Paper (graph paper, bold lined paper, and enlarged lined paper) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Individual Dry Erase Boards <ul><li>This assistive technology device helps students with any exceptionality. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use these in all subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers ask students a question and they write their answers on their individual board and hold them up. </li></ul><ul><li>You as a teacher can see all students work products through the boards. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Graphic Organizers <ul><li>Graphic organizers help students to take notes in all subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers are partially completed notes that students complete as the teacher teaches the material. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers also help students to take notes in an organized manor. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Modified Paper <ul><li>Modified paper is any paper that has been modified to aide a student complete and assignment or take notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Modified paper is used in all subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Modified paper has larger lines, bolded, or enlarged or raised lines. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Overview <ul><li>Assistive technology is any device that helps individuals with disabilities improve their daily life. </li></ul>
  16. 16. References <ul><li>http://en. wikipedia . org/wiki/Assistive_technology </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>