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  • 1. A WebQuest about Assistive Technology Pamela Danielle Smith
  • 2. Key Terms
    • Inclusion
      • The student is mainstreamed into the regular education classroom (the least restrictive environment ) and has two teachers: one is the content specialist and the other is the special education specialist. The two teachers are co-teachers who are equally in charge of the educational experiences of all students in the classroom.
  • 3. Overview: Working with Exceptional Students
    • Students with special needs usually have an IEP or an Individualized Educational Plan.
    • An IEP includes the learning goals for the student as well as any support he or she may need in order to achieve his or her goal(s).
  • 4. Non-Technological Approaches
    • The student’s IEP will also contain specific strategies for teachers to use in the classroom to help the student reach his or her learning goals.
    • There are many strategies, but a few of them are included on the next slide.
  • 5. Instructional Practices to use with Students with Disabilities
    • Preferential seating
    • Redirection
    • Peer tutoring
    • Extra time
    • One-on-one help from teacher
    • Use checklists/graphic organizers
    • Repeat and/or rephrase directions
    • Providing guided notes
  • 6. Assistive Technologies
    • The student’s IEP will also include any assistive technologies that he or she may need in order to be successful.
    • Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (Pub. L. No. 108-446).
  • 7. Assistive Technology
    • Assistive technologies have a wide range-it could be something as simple as eye-glasses or something as complex as speech synthesizer.
    • Can help enhance a students’ educational experiences and MUST be provided to the student.
  • 8. Examples of Assistive Technology
    • Wheelchair
    • Hearing aids
    • Text-to-speech software
    • Prosthetic devices
    • Large print
    • Adapted keyboards
    • Multimedia software and tools
    • Speech synthesizers
  • 9. Sources
    • Kidshelath.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html
    • http://enwikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
    • http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm
    • http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wilbur/access/assistive.html

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