Assistive technology web quest


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Assistive technology web quest

  1. 1. Students with Special Needs<br />How can we help<br />
  2. 2. Who are these students<br />These students can be identified in several ways.<br />Some of these students have 504 accommodation plans<br />While some actually have IEPs (Individual Education plans)<br />You may also have some students who have fallen between the cracks and have neither but are in need of help<br />
  3. 3. Inclusion<br />You may have an inclusion class that has several of these students in there.<br />Another teacher will be provided to assist with the everyday classroom activities with these students.<br />By having inclusion classrooms students with disabilities are provided with the least restricted environment to learn in.<br />This basically means that they have the opportunity to learn in the same classroom with students without disabilities. <br />
  4. 4. Ways to help<br />There are several ways to help aid students with disabilities and in today's classroom many of these ways involve technologies. <br />The next few slides will explain some of the technologies that are available to assist these students.<br />
  5. 5. Students with problems moving a mouse on the computer<br />A simple low cost way to give students the ability to create a touch screen on their computer is the TouchWindow. This product allows students who have trouble moving a mouse the chance to work their computer by simply touching the screen<br /> <br />
  6. 6. Students with hearing trouble<br />FM systems – These can allow students to hear a lecture and not have to listen to other outside noises making it difficult for them to hear.<br />Induction loop systems – A hearing system that allows students with special hearing aids to have the classroom noise more focused.<br /> <br />
  7. 7. Writing devices<br />There are several devices that can aid students in writing. Students who can not write due to physical disabilities can be provided with a number of word processing devices so they can get their information into a written form<br />Some of the most popular of these devices are the alpha smart and the neo.<br />Georgia Project for Assistive Technology <br /> <br />
  8. 8. Closing<br />While this is just a brief introduction of just a few of the technologies available to assist students with disabilities there are a wide array of other available. Some helpful information on what type of devices to choose can be found at the following websites<br />Guidelines to choosing Assistive Technology <br /> <br />
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