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  • 1. ASSISTIVETECHNOLOGY (AT)Selena Whitney Farmer
  • 2. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) Assistive Technology is technology used to help students with disabilities learn and communicate more independently. AT can be broken into 3 categories  No technology  Non-electronic  Low technology  Electronic but do not contain sophisticated computer parts  High technology  Use sophisticated computer parts or include a computer and software (LD Online, 2001).Reference:Behrmann, M., & Jerome, M. K. (2002, January). Assistive technology for students with mild disabilities. Retrieved from
  • 3. WORKING SPECIAL NEEDSSTUDENTS Students with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) are eligible to receive accommodations in the classroom to help them succeed. Within their IEP are the special supports, such as AT, you can use in your classroom to assist in meeting their goals.
  • 4. RESOURCES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT Resources can be used to accommodate students with:  ADHD  Auditory Disabilities  Mild Learning Disabilities  Autism  Visual Impairments  Physical Disabilities (Orthopedic Impairments)
  • 5. RESOURCES FOR ADHD Invisible Clocks  Worn on the belt and vibrates when designated time is up to let the student know it is time for a break and can help with behavior Portable Word Processors  Assists the student with reading and writing Electronic Math Worksheet software/ Talking Calculator  Can provide immediate feedback for students in MathReferenceBright hub. (2012). Retrieved from
  • 6. RESOURCES FOR AUDITORYDISABILITIES Personal frequency modulation (FM) systems  The teacher uses the microphone while the student has the receiver so the sound reaches their ears or their hearing aid One to One Communicator  The teacher wears the microphone and the sound is amplified and delivered directly into the students hearing aid (the student can adjust the volume to their comfort level) Note Taking  A trained professional takes notes to allow the student to focus on listening and watching a speakerReference:Hearing assistive technology. (1997). Retrieved from
  • 7. RESOURCES FOR MILD LEARNINGDISABILITIES No Technology Resources  Foam attached to page corner to assist in page turning  Study carrel to decrease distractions  Providing copies of notes Email (Low Technology)  Sending class notes to students Technology (High)  Voice-recording Device  Students can record lessons or lectures for review  Notebook computers, PDAs, or portable word processors to help students with note takingReference:Behrmann, M., & Jerome, M. K. (2002, January). Assistive technology for students with mild disabilities. Retrieved from 1/assistive.htm
  • 8. RESOURCES FOR AUTISM Talk Pad  Can be programmed with simple 1-4 step directions  The student hits the buttons to complete steps  Helps with organizational skills Voice In the Box  Helps the student to focus his attention during large group- listening activities Timers  Assists many students by providing time limits and structure for completing tasksReferenceStokes, S. (n.d.). Assistive technology for . Retrieved from
  • 9. RESOURCES FOR VISUALIMPAIRMENTS Closed circuit televisions (CCTVs)  Students view a screen with color contrast and print size options  Reading materials are placed under the glass that slides and guides as the student reads Auditory-based AT  Students can tape record a lesson to review later  Students can use a talking calculatorReferenceTypes of assistive technology available visually impaired students. (2012). Retrieved from impairments/
  • 10. RESOURCES FOR PHYSICALDISABILITIES Keyguards  Help students to avoid striking unwanted keys while typing Pointing or Typing Aid  Can be used for students with more severe disabilities  Usually a wand or a stick, the typing aid can be worn on the head, strapped to the chin, or held in the mouth or hand and is used with a standard or alternative keyboardReferenceAssistive technology for children with physical disabilities: Keyboard & mouse. (2012). Retrieved from