Today, I am going to discuss Assistive Technology solutions for our school. In particular I am going to discuss to program that will address a wide range of students’ needs.
Here is a brief summary of what I will discuss in this presentation
First, lets review the definition of Assistive technology and how the implementation of these programs will assist our students.
Just a couple of statisitics about how reading/language are important and reading is the foundation of ……
Studies continue to show the sooner we address the learning issues, the better for the student and the schools. Up front cost now will help reduce much more substantial costs in the future.
These programs are for kindergarden to 2nd grade.
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Kindergartens will have a variety of programs to chose from touching on different tasks such as …….
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, people with learning disabilities of all ages are protected against discrimination and are entitled to accommodations in the classroom and workplace Under the law, public school system is required to provide the “least restrictive” enviorment for students with special needs.The cost of the total program $299.00Unfortunately, readingfailure is disproportionately prevalent among children living in poverty. In many low-income urbanschool districts the percentage of students in the fourth grade who cannot read at basic levelapproaches 70%.
Teaching Students with reading difficulties Using Assistive Technology
Goals for today’s presentationO Review the rules of Assistive technology for our students with reading difficultiesO Benefits of ATO Discuss details & implementation of two (2) at programs
Assistive Technology (AT)The purpose of assistive technology is toassist children with mild disabilities to beeducated with their peers and becomesuccessful students.Refers to assistive, adaptive, & rehabilitative devices forpeople with disabilitiesAT promotes independence
Did you know..O Without the ability to read, the opportunities for academic and occupational success are limited.O Difficulties with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities
Stats• According to the National Center for Educational, difficulties with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities. As many as 80% of students with LD have their problems in reading.• The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)* found that approximately 38% of fourth grade students have "below basic" reading skills and are at greater than 50% chance of failing the high-stakes, year- end school achievement tests.
Can Children with ReadingProblems Overcome Their Difficulties? Yes if identified & treated properly.
Recommendations1. Balanced Literacy by IntelliTools2. Write Outloud
• Theme based anchor books• Repetition and practice• Auditory Support• Immediate feedback• Special needs support• Teacher support