Assistive Technology Resources Melissa Webb ITEC 7530
Terms To Know <ul><li>Inclusion:  The addition of special education students in the regular classroom, depending on their ...
Addressing the Needs of Inclusion Students in the Regular Education Classroom <ul><li>Communication with Special Education...
Addressing the Needs of Inclusion Students in the Regular Education Classroom <ul><li>Students may need to have preferenti...
Assistive Technology <ul><li>Assistive Technology can be used to make sure that inclusion students are having their indivi...
Areas that Assistive Technology can be used <ul><li>Lahm and Morissette (1994) identified areas of instruction in which AT...
Assistive Technology: Organization <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Webbing </li><...
Assistive Technology: Note taking <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Video taping class...
Assistive Technology: Writing <ul><li>Word Processing Software  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides students with poor handwrit...
Assistive Technology: Academic Productivity <ul><li>Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>Word proce...
Assistive Technology: Reference <ul><li>Computer with internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic books </li></ul><ul><li...
Assistive Technology: Cognitive Assistance <ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Cues </li></ul><ul><li>Drill and  Practi...
References <ul><li>http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/assistive-tec...
References Continued <ul><li>http://www.inspiration.com/Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adhd.com/index.html </li...
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  1. 1. Assistive Technology Resources Melissa Webb ITEC 7530
  2. 2. Terms To Know <ul><li>Inclusion: The addition of special education students in the regular classroom, depending on their identified least restrictive environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Least Restricted Environment: The concept that children with disabilities should be educated to the maximum extent possible with children who are not disabled while meeting all their learning needs and physical requirements. The type of setting is stipulated in a child's IEP. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology: Assistive technology (AT) is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. </li></ul><ul><li>IEP: Individualized Education Plan describes the goals the team sets for a child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Addressing the Needs of Inclusion Students in the Regular Education Classroom <ul><li>Communication with Special Education is very important so that you are familiar with the student’s IEP. </li></ul><ul><li>Visuals such as sticker charts, picture schedules, alphabets, or number lines on desk can be very helpful and do not require technology. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Addressing the Needs of Inclusion Students in the Regular Education Classroom <ul><li>Students may need to have preferential seating close to the front of the room or close to the teachers desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion students may need addition time to complete assignments, questions read aloud, small group instruction, or directions repeated individually so that they can be successful on all assignments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assistive Technology <ul><li>Assistive Technology can be used to make sure that inclusion students are having their individual needs met in the regular education classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>It can provide a voice for students without one, or motor skills for students who do not have those. Assistive technology can provide students with the opportunities that everyone else has. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas that Assistive Technology can be used <ul><li>Lahm and Morissette (1994) identified areas of instruction in which AT can assist students. Six of these are described here: (1) organization, (2) note taking, (3) writing, (4) academic productivity, (5) access to reference and general educational materials, and (6) cognitive assistance. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assistive Technology: Organization <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Webbing </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing Software </li></ul><ul><li>Kidspiration software </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration software </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assistive Technology: Note taking <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Video taping class </li></ul><ul><li>Audio taping instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recognition Software </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive white boards </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assistive Technology: Writing <ul><li>Word Processing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides students with poor handwriting, spelling, and trouble with mechanics an option that will aide in self correction skills. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Assistive Technology: Academic Productivity <ul><li>Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recognition Software </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing Aid Devices </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assistive Technology: Reference <ul><li>Computer with internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic books </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia projects </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  12. 12. Assistive Technology: Cognitive Assistance <ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Cues </li></ul><ul><li>Drill and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving programs </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/assistive-technology-enabling-dreams-video </li></ul><ul><li>http:// kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology </li></ul>
  14. 14. References Continued <ul><li>http://www.inspiration.com/Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adhd.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/sight/hearing_impairment.html </li></ul>

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