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Margarita Mendiola ED 443—Assistive Technology Dr. J. Cyrus June 25, 2008
<ul><li>Understand why positioning of student who is physically impaired, other students, and object in the classroom are ...
<ul><li>Questions to ask for planning… </li></ul><ul><li>How will appropriate positioning help the student participate in ...
<ul><li>2.  Does the position allow mobility within the classroom and building? </li></ul>
<ul><li>3.  What is the most useful least, obtrusive AT devices that will enhance the student’s participation? </li></ul>
<ul><li>4.  What is the best position for muscle development and alignment? </li></ul>
<ul><li>5. Will positioning help the student’s circulatory, digestive, and respiratory functions? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Student’s age </li></ul><ul><li>Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Home Life </li></ul><ul><li>Social and work environmen...
<ul><li>What positions peers use when they engage in classroom activities? </li></ul><ul><li>What positions allow the stud...
<ul><li>Muscle tone </li></ul><ul><li>Visual efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Postural support </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation ...
 
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  1. 1. Margarita Mendiola ED 443—Assistive Technology Dr. J. Cyrus June 25, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Understand why positioning of student who is physically impaired, other students, and object in the classroom are important. </li></ul><ul><li>Know different types of AT devices for positioning and mobility. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Questions to ask for planning… </li></ul><ul><li>How will appropriate positioning help the student participate in the general education curriculum? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>2. Does the position allow mobility within the classroom and building? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3. What is the most useful least, obtrusive AT devices that will enhance the student’s participation? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>4. What is the best position for muscle development and alignment? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>5. Will positioning help the student’s circulatory, digestive, and respiratory functions? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Student’s age </li></ul><ul><li>Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Home Life </li></ul><ul><li>Social and work environments </li></ul><ul><li>Funding ability </li></ul><ul><li>School placement </li></ul><ul><li>Individual preferences </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What positions peers use when they engage in classroom activities? </li></ul><ul><li>What positions allow the students the most mobility? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the equipment meet the needs of the student it helps and allows him/her to be a better learner? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the equipment provides a means by which the student can feel part of the class and not isolated from the group? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan position change </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Muscle tone </li></ul><ul><li>Visual efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Postural support </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation for physical deficits </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation, digestion, and respiration improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Greater sense of self esteem and self worth </li></ul>
  11. 12. Motorized Wheelchairs Manual Wheelchairs
  12. 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8Xaywphwc
  13. 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKYDLdu930s
  14. 16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u77c3AcqNfY
  15. 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F08TgGvhR2I
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