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Module 6 Assistive Technology

Module 6 Assistive Technology

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    • Working With Students With Special Needs
      Resources and Instructional Practices
    • The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) mandates that each state provide free and appropriate education for all children, regardless of abilities and disabilities. It requires that individual education plans (IEPs) be developed for students with disabilities who meet certain criteria. Other students with disabilities may have Section 504 plans.
      Legal Issues
    • Assistive technology (AT) - Ageneric term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.
      Inclusion – The practice, in which students with special educational needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled students.
      Terms
    • Least restrictive environment - A student who has a disability should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers, to the greatest extent possible. They should have access to the general education curriculum, extracurricular activities, or or any other program that non-disabled peers would be able to access. The student should be provided with supplementary aids and services necessary to achieve educational goals if placed in a setting with non-disabled peers
      Terms
    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - A framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all. UDL calls for multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement.
      Terms
    • Assistive technology can: 
      minimize the extent to which individuals with LD need to ask for help (enabling them to be more independent learners)
      improve the speed and accuracy of work
      reinforce effective classroom instruction and strengthen skill development
      help students to 'fit in' with classroom learning and routines
      motivate students with LD to set high goals for themselves and to persevere 
      Assistive Technology
    • Assistive technology cannot: 
      compensate for ineffective teaching
      make a learning disability go away
      be expected to provide the same benefits to different users
      automatically promote positive attitudes toward learning
      Source – National Center for Learning Disorders
      Assistive Technology
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      Provide lecture outlines
      Extended time for assignments
      Minimize distractions
      Provide directions in writing
      Accommodations and Instructional Practicies
    • Communication and Language Disabilities
      Give students adequate time to express themselves
      Communicate effectively
      Learning Disabilities
      Extended time for assignments
      Allow use of a laptop
      Use multimedia teaching techniques
      Allow alternative formats for assignments
      Allow tape recordings of lectures
      Provide lecture outlines
      Accommodations and InstructionalPracticies
    • Hearing Impairment
      Use of captioning
      Use of a note taker
      Use of an interpreter
      When teaching, face the class and speak slowly and clearly
      Mobility Disabilities
      Preferred class seating
      Extended time on assignments
      Use of note taker, tape recorder, and laptop
      Accessible facilities
      Accommodations and InstructionalPracticies
    • Visual Impairment
      Large print materials
      Text to speech and speech to text software
      Scanner
      Closed caption television (CCTV)
      Optical character recognition
      Braille embosser
      Refreshable Braille display
      Accommodations and InstructionalPracticies
    • http://www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq=GPATIMP
      http://www.ncld.org
      http://www.rcld.uga.edu/accomodations.html
      http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/educators.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
      References/Additional Resources