Reading and Writing Assistive Technologies

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  • Reading and Writing Assistive Technologies

    1. 1. Assistive Technologies for Reading and Writing<br />Group 1:<br />Chrissy, Stacey, Jessica, <br />and Linda<br />
    2. 2. Writing is the process of encoding thought into graphemes, or phonograms, so that communication can occur across time and space (Raymond,2004) <br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />2<br />“A child miseducated is a child lost.”-- John F. Kennedy<br />
    3. 3. Reading and writing with AT<br />Students with any language or speech impairments may be taught to use augmentative or alternative communication (AAC)system.<br />Assistive Technologies strategies for reading and writing can be simple to sophisticated, depending on the needs of the individual student.<br />Assistive Technologies for students can range from no tech, light tech to high tech.<br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />4<br />HighTechReadPlease Software<br />Text-to-speech software for Windows based operating systems<br />Options<br />ReadPlease 2003 (free)<br />ReadPlease Plus 2003<br />ReadingBar 2 for Internet Explorer<br />
    5. 5. Low Techcustom cut white boards<br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />5<br />
    6. 6. High TecKurzweil 3000<br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />6<br />Print-to-speech reading software for sighted persons w/ reading disabilities.<br />Scans printed documents, displays page as original document w/ color graphics and pictures intact.<br />Reads document out loud while highlighting the image of print as it is being read.<br />Options<br />Professional Color (Scan/Read) $1,495<br />Read Only $395<br />Color Learning Lab Pack $2,695<br />
    7. 7. Low TechPencil Grips<br />For all people with or w/o fine motor difficulties.<br />Grips are training tools that help position the fingers correctly on the pencil.<br />Variety of styles designed for the right and left hand.<br />Options<br />Pencil grips $1.64 each, 8 for $12.80, 24 for $38<br />Cross over grip <br />Jumbo grip <br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Low TechSlant boards<br />Used for all ages in developing fine motor skills.<br />Can be used for reading and writing.<br />Improves posture by reduces back and neck pressure.<br />Options<br />Slant Boards vary in price ranging from $15-$70.<br />Super Slant Boards $36.99<br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />8<br />
    9. 9. High TechText Help- Read & Write Gold Software<br />Designed to assist students who need additional assistance when reading and composing text.<br />Helps develop literacy skills especially for dyslexic writers.<br />Price is $895<br />Features<br />Speech<br />Spelling<br />Scanning<br />Word Prediction<br />Dictionary<br />Speech Maker<br />Speech Input<br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Low TechBooks Adapted for Page Turning<br />Pages of book can be placed in page protectors.<br />A piece of cardboard (same size of page) can be placed in between each story page.<br />Turning pages are made easier by attaching Velcro tabs to each page. <br />“Page fluffers” - small felt discs, ethafoam materials, clothespins, and/ or paper clips used to separate pages which makes make turning pages easy. <br />Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com<br />10<br />
    11. 11. High TechLive Scribe Smart Pen<br />Website <br />Records everything you hear, say and write, while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Then you tap your handwritten notes to play back what was said at that point in time.<br />Can upload and share notes/audio online/email<br />Options:<br />2, 4, and 8 GB Echo Smart Pen $ 94- $ 177<br />8 GB Echo Smart pro pack $190<br />2 or 4 GB Pulse Smart Pen $ 62- $154<br />4 pack Spiral Notebooks $14- $20<br />Features<br />USB Connector<br />Microphone<br />Audio jack<br />OLED display <br />Built in speaker<br />Memory storage<br />Soft rubber grip<br />Replaceable ink tip <br />Additional applications (translator, piano, music, games, and more!)<br />11<br />

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