IEP’s And Assistive Technology:Making the Difference<br />Mary Smith<br />June 13, 2010<br />ITEC 7530<br />Module 6: WebQ...
Teaching Students with Special Needs<br />The process of teaching students with special needs usually includes an individu...
Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment<br />Inclusion is defined as having students with special educational needs sp...
What is an IEP?<br />An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan to help students with mild learning disabilities succeed i...
Assistive Technology<br />Assistive technology (AT) is the term that defines assistive, adaptive, or rehabilitative device...
Types of Assistive Technologies<br />AT’s for Students with Learning or Studying Problems<br />Post-It notes <br />Picture...
Assistive Technologies for Students with ADHD<br />Graphic organizers are a great tool to keep students with ADHD focused ...
Resources<br /><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_education
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  1. 1. IEP’s And Assistive Technology:Making the Difference<br />Mary Smith<br />June 13, 2010<br />ITEC 7530<br />Module 6: WebQuest Activity<br />
  2. 2. Teaching Students with Special Needs<br />The process of teaching students with special needs usually includes an individually planned and monitored arrangement with equipment and materials that help learners with disabilities to achieve a higher level of learning and success in the classroom<br />Common disabilities include:<br />Learning and communication challenges<br />Hearing impairments<br />Traumatic brain injury<br />Physical disabilities<br />Emotional and behavioral disorders, such as ADHD<br />Developmental disorders<br />From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_education<br />
  3. 3. Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment<br />Inclusion is defined as having students with special educational needs spend the majority of their time in school with non-disabled students<br />From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_(education)<br />“Least restrictive environment“ is defined as providing students with a disabilities the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled students as much as possible based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act<br />From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_Restrictive_Environment<br />
  4. 4. What is an IEP?<br />An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan to help students with mild learning disabilities succeed in the classroom<br />This programs sets up goals for the child to achieve throughout the year, between the teacher, student, and parents <br />From: http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html#<br />
  5. 5. Assistive Technology<br />Assistive technology (AT) is the term that defines assistive, adaptive, or rehabilitative devices for people who have disabilities and also involves the process in selecting, locating, and using these devices<br />AT’s provide people with more independence by allowing them to perform tasks that they may not have ordinarily been able to do<br /> this can provide a least restrictive environment in the classroom for students who have disabilities, allowing them to be included in every day activities<br />From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology<br />
  6. 6. Types of Assistive Technologies<br />AT’s for Students with Learning or Studying Problems<br />Post-It notes <br />Picture schedule <br />Social stories <br />Portable word processors<br />Hand held computers <br />Graphic organizer software <br />Text-reading software <br />AT’s for Students with Hearing Disabilities<br />Hearing aids<br />Pictures, photographs, objects <br />Communication boards <br />Closed-captioning television <br />CD-based (text)books, electronic books <br />Phonic ear<br />From: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm<br />
  7. 7. Assistive Technologies for Students with ADHD<br />Graphic organizers are a great tool to keep students with ADHD focused and on topic in the classroom<br />Having printed lesson plans can also help the students to know from the start what is expected of them<br />These tools can also be used with all of the students in the classroom, which provides a feeling of inclusion for those students with disabilities, as they are not being singled out<br />From: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/add-and-adhd/resource/5348.html?detoured=1<br />
  8. 8. Resources<br /><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_education
  9. 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_(education)
  10. 10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_Restrictive_Environment
  11. 11. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html#
  12. 12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
  13. 13. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm
  14. 14. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/add-and-adhd/resource/5348.html?detoured=1</li>
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