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  • 1. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." – Goethe Resources for Students with Special Needs By: Christine Peak These websites offer many educational resources that are available so we can ensure to teach the needs for all students. Many of these resources are simple tools that are fit specifically to the need of that individual child’s disability. Teachers with these types of resources can help and ensure they are providing their students with the best education possible.
  • 2. I. Introduction II. Menu III. Assistive Technology to Meet K-12 Needs IV. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs V. Special Education, Learning Disabilities Resources for special needs VI. Conclusion VII. Sources
  • 3. Assistive Technology to Meet K- 12 Needs  Students may need anything from physical, verbal, or visual prompts to high technology devices and services.  The more technology a device usually requires, and the more maintenance, the more costly it is as well.  http://www.ncrel.org/s drs/areas/issues/metho ds/technlgy/te7assist.h
  • 4.  Assistive Technology for Vision: Aids students who are blind or have low vision.  Assistive Technology for Communication: Aids students who have difficulty in communicating There are many effectively assistive technology devices  Assistive Technology for Access: available today that Aids students who have difficulties in teachers can accessing communication, learning tools, or engaging in classroom or provide in order to home activities. benefit their students learning  Assistive Technology for Hearing: process. Aids students who are deaf or hard-of- It is important for hearing. all students to have an equal  Assistive Technology for Learning opportunity in the and Studying: Aids students with classroom and an high-incidence disabilities inclusive (learning, behavior, or cognitive disabilities) to increase, maintain, or opportunity to improve their functional capabilities. participate.
  • 5. The importance of assistive technologies for students with Reflection disabilities is essential for the future of their education. As a The quote I took teacher, I realize I will have away from the students with disabilities and I need to familiarize myself with author was that the tools that are available in order to accommodate all of my they do whatever it students. My “aha” moments takes to develop a seemingly go hand in hand; I didn’t realize there were so successful many types of assistive education program. technologies (i.e. vision, hearing, etc.), I also “To create change didn’t realize how many devices at every level of there are available for teachers to easily provide to their the education students, and lastly these were all “common” assistive system, you have technologies, not even subject to reflect specific. This comes to show me how many resources there are energy, knowledge, out there in order to aid and success students who may need and deserve it. (Learning Point Associates).”
  • 6. Do2Learn: Education Resources for Special Needs  Do2Learn uses technology and the web to provide special learning resources for individuals with disabilities and the  These games and learning professionals and caregivers material are developed to who serve them. specifically target the needs of individuals with neurological disorders including autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, OCD, attention disorders, learning and communication disorders and others.  http://www.do2learn.com /
  • 7. Activities include art Do2Learn  projects, card games, fine motor skills, math  Do2Learn tools are helpers, reading and writing, shape designed to help each recognition, songs, emotion person understand our games, word games, sing a world by: longs, color wheels, and many more in which you o Breaking tasks into can individualize to your smaller, more easily handled classrooms needs. parts o Putting complex tasks together slowly, with guides to keep order o Repeating activities often, letting the user set his own pace o Allowing interactive customized and engaging tasks with positive rewards for success o Providing a range of ways to learn including tactile, visual, and audio material
  • 8. Reflection The quote I find to be most useful, and somewhat inspiring is as follows, “The secret to communicating with anyone may be to suspend previous judgments of how the world must be sensed and separated, and to understand that life can be seen in many ways (Do2Learn.com).” This quote should be used to remind all teachers that, especially children, cannot be previously judged. The first “aha” is referring to comparing our use of senses to ones of those who lack them (a child with special needs). We take for granted our sense of touch, vision, hearing, speaking, etc. on a daily basis and when we see children with special needs it reminds us just how separate our realities our. Another “aha” is how certain tools such as music can be so calming and helpful to children with autism. Some autistic kids adapt well to different strategies better than others, but music has been proven to be very calming. The last “aha” moment is I didn’t realize how much Autistic kids lack in pincher skills (fine motor skills, using their fingers). Eating, gripping, etc. are such difficult tasks for them and there are many activities found on here that can help with this.
  • 9. Special Education, Learning Disabilities Resources for special needs  ISER http://www.iser.com/  ISER also offers a is a directory of series of professionals, organizations, and articles, insights, expl schools that serve the learning anations, and disabilities and special education suggestions to help communities. you rethink your problems, reframe  They help parents find local your questions, and special education professional for find new directions to learning disabilities and attention seek help for your deficit disorder child and your family. assessment, therapy, advocacy,  http://www.iser.com/ critical teen issues, and other special needs. special-needs- help.html
  • 10. ISER (Internet Special Education Resources)  ISER offers children, parents and families educational materials in a wide variety of backgrounds.  This directory is nationwide and when searching for professionals and resources it is done so in this way.
  • 11. Reflection
  • 12. The centralized theme I chose while doing my PowerPoint involved resources for children with special needs. I chose this topic because I will be entering my blocks in the fall to become a special education teacher, and I feel it will not only be useful to myself but others as well. As a special education teacher and a teacher in general, it is important to learn to adapt to the needs of each student in the classroom as an individual. Through research and the availability of resources over the internet, in libraries, from professionals, etc. every child is able to get the education they deserve. There are many tools available to assist a teacher when teaching a student who lacks a certain functionality. I believe it is our responsibility as teachers to provide every tool possible to enrich education, we chose to teach, they did not choose a disability. “Recognizing and respecting differences in others, and treating everyone like you want to be treated, will help make our world a better place for everyone. Care… be your best. You don’t have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone is different!” –Kim Peek Conclusion
  • 13.  http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/m ethods/technlgy/te7assist.htm  http://www.do2learn.com/  http://www.iser.com/  http://www.iser.com/special-needs- help.html Sources

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