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Inclusion and assistive technologies
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Inclusion and assistive technologies

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An overview of special education and assistive technologies

An overview of special education and assistive technologies

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  • 1. Inclusion and assistive technologies<br />
  • 2. Special education<br />There are some students that will need additional assistance in the classroom due to documented disabilities<br />Students should be educated in the least restrictive environment possible<br />Once qualified to receive services, a student will receive an IEP to determine what services he will receive<br />
  • 3. Process to special education<br />The process to become eligible for special education has recently changed<br />A student must now complete 12 weeks of Response to Intervention (RTI) and not demonstrate any significant improvement <br />At the conclusion of RTI, parents and teachers meet to determine if further evaluation is needed<br />If determined that a student is eligible, an IEP will be created<br />
  • 4. IEP <br />IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan<br />Students that have special learning needs require an IEP to make education accessible <br />Special needs may include:<br />ADHD<br />Dyslexia<br />Autism<br />Vision/ Hearing Impairment<br />Learning disabilities<br />
  • 5. Assistive technology<br />Assistive technology is any device that assist a student with special needs have equal opportunity to education<br />Examples of Assistive technology devices include:<br />Wheelchair, walker<br />Hearing aids, reading devices, telecommunication devices<br />Word processors, large print, Braille, text-to-speech software<br />
  • 6. Choosing Assistive technology<br />Collect information about child and family<br />Identify activities the child participates in on a daily basis. What could make it more meaningful?<br />Observe the child in class<br />Brainstorm technologies<br />Try it and observe how the child is doing with the technology<br />Identify what worked and what can be improved upon<br />
  • 7. More assistive technology<br />Touch screen computers<br />Alternative keyboards<br />Joysticks<br />Reading tools<br />Speak to Braille<br />Screen readers<br />Light signal alerts<br />
  • 8. References<br />http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology<br />http://www.rti4success.org/<br />http://www.ldonline.org/article/8088<br />http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx<br />

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