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ITEC 7530 JMOSS
Jabal M. Moss (J. Moss)
October 5, 2013
Dr. K. Paytner
The modern educator is faced with many
challenges today when it comes to educating the
students that we come in contact with. This
presentation is to focus on the students who need
help with special needs in the classroom. In higher
education, it is referred to as accommodations. I
plan to give you outlets to use that will help you
provide excellent education for those students
with special needs in your classrooms and in your
According to the University of
Washington, assistive technology is
technology used by individuals with
disabilities in order to perform
functions that might otherwise be
difficult or impossible. Assistive
technology can include mobility devices
such as walkers and wheelchairs, as
well as hardware, software, and
peripherals that assist people with
disabilities in accessing computers or
other information technologies.
Source: The National Center on Accessible
Information Technology in Education, 2013.
The Need for Assistive Technology
In K-12 Education
• To understand the
• To align your teaching styles
and plans to the curriculum
from the Tech Act and IDEA
• To efficiently be effective in
educating all students with
disabilities through technology
in a society focused on
In Higher Education
• To effectively reach the
estimated 11% of
undergraduate and 7% of
graduate students who report
having a disability.
• To allow for students who
have “hidden” or cognitive
disabilities to feel comfortable.
• To be in accordance with the
Individuals with Disabilities Act
MEETING THE SPECIFIC NEEDS
There are many needs that need to be met when it comes to
educating students with disabilities. Therefore, it is
imperative to do research on technologies that will help you
educate the holistic need of a student with a certain
disability. The next few slides will demonstrate the assistive
technologies that are available for all students, regardless of
educational grade and status. The objective for the educator
is to be able to use each technology resource in the
classroom and aid the student in the process of knowing
how to use it as well.
The ADHD Student:
Computer Software: The purpose
of these are to develop the
reading, writing and math
functions of the student
Brain Training: Printouts,
Brain Games: Hand held, On-line
Voice Recognition Software
Talking Computer Keyboards
Children’s Talking Calculator
To the right are
tools to help
students learn who
suffer from ADHD.
Auditory Disabled Student Learner:
Children with auditory processing disorder often have trouble
when there is a great deal of noise in the background, so teachers
should work to create an environment with as few auditory
distractions as possible. Children with auditory processing disorder
should be seated somewhere near where instruction is being
delivered. Verbal directions should be simplified and clarified as
needed and many students respond well to written instructions
and other visual cues in conjunction with verbal directions. Asking
a student to repeat or paraphrase the directions after they have
been delivered is another way to ensure that the student has
Mild Disability Learners:
The teacher can become creative for the mild
Note-Taking: A simple, no-tech approach to note
taking is for the teacher to provide copies of
structured outlines in which students fill in
Writing: Word processing maybe the most
important application of assistive learning for
students with mild disabilities.
• Define your challenges
– Understand that each student with disabilities must
be met and taught differently.
• Set realistic expectation
– See which assistive technology program works best
with each student and measure their outcomes
• Keep your eye on the goal
– Share your findings with administrators, faculty and
others who can benefit from your learning.
ADHD Brain. (2012). Assistive Technology for ADHD. Retrieved from
Asselin, Susan B. Assistive Technology in Higher Education. Technology Integration
in Higher Education. Retrieved from
Behrmann, Michael and Jerome, Marci Kinas. (2002). Assistive Technology for
Students with Mild Disabilities. Retrieved from
Strategies for Teaching Students with Auditory Processing Disorder. (2010).
The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education. (2013).
What is assistive technology? University of Washington. Retrieved from
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