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A power point on Assistive Technology and how our it can help our students today,

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A Power Point on Assistive Technology in Education A Power Point on Assistive Technology in Education Presentation Transcript

  • Assistive Technologies and Our Students Today Throughout this presentation you will see that Assistive Technology opens a new world of learning for students with disabilities.
  • Special Need Students?? •Learning Disabilities •Hearing Impairments •Vision Impairments •Physical Limitations
  • Assistive/Adaptive Technology Assistive Technology - Is any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • What are Assistive Technology Devices?•Examples can include:•Hearing impairments – CCTelevision, Hearing Aids,Listening and signaling devices.
  • Assistive Technology LevelsLow Tech Mid Tech High Tech
  • Visual and Access impairmentsVisual Impairments:• Braille Textbooks• Talking calculators• Large print books• Voice output-screen reading software.Access Impairments:• T-bar to assist with typing• Joysticks• Adapted book page turners• Alternative keyboards• Computer access modification software or hardware.
  • Assistive Technologies and IEP’S• IEP’s are written Documents designed to meet the unique educational needs of a child with a disability.• IEP’s play a large role in determining the Assistive Technology a student receives.
  • Why is providing Assistive Technology important to students?• AT allows opportunities for Education and social interactions.• Participation in learning experiences in the least restrictiveenvironments.• A tool to help the student benefit from general educationcurriculum & extra curricular activities.• Independence
  • Assistive Technologies in the Classroom•Understand why students need Assistive Technology in theclassroom.•Eliminate Barriers•Set up the classroom appropriately•Create Inclusion
  • The “Tech Act” and the IDEAIDEADefinition- IndividualsWith DisabilitiesEducation Act.“ Tech Act was designed toenhance the availabilityand quality of AssistiveTechnology devices andservices to all individualsand their familiesthroughout the UnitedStates.”For more Info click HERE
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