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ITEC 7530: Module 6

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  • 1. Assistive Technology
    Tomeka Barron
    ITEC 7530
  • 2. Assistive technology or adaptive technology (AT) is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.
    What is Assistive Technology?
  • 3. The term IEP stands for Individualized Education Program.
    An IEP is a legally binding document that spells out exactly what special education services your child will receive and why.
    Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families.
    What is an IEP?
  • 4. Inclusion is the educational practice of educating children with disabilities in classrooms with children without disabilities
    What is Inclusion?
  • 5. The least restrictive environment ensures that children are not unnecessarily removed from the regular classroom or isolated from other non-disabled children of their age.
    What is the Least Restrictive Environment?
  • 6. No Technology
    Low Technology
    High Technology
    3 Categories of Assistive Technology Devices
  • 7. "No-technology" or "no-tech" refers to any assistive device that is not electronic. No-tech items range from a piece of foam glued onto the corners of book pages to make turning easier to a study carrel to reduce distraction.
    What is “No Technology”?
  • 8. Specialty paper
    Pencil Grips
    Slant Boards
    Color Coding
    Examples of “No Technology”
  • 9. "Low-technology" or "low-tech" devices are electronic but do not include highly sophisticated computer components, such as an electronic voice-recording device or a "talking watch" (Behrmann & Schaff, 2001).
    What is “Low Technology”?
  • 10. Calculators
    Timer
    Voice Recorder
    Speaking Homework Wiz
    Neo Portable Keyboard
    Examples of “Low Technology”
  • 11. "High-technology" or "high-tech" devices utilize complex, multifunction technology and usually include a computer and associated software.
    What is “High Technology”?
  • 12. Reading Software
    Talking Calculators
    Speech Recognition Software
    Big Keys Keyboard
    Touch Window
    Examples of “High Technology”
  • 13. Plan your activities ahead of time
    Teach in simple steps
    Offer directions in several ways several times
    Allow more than enough time to complete an assignment
    Model how an activity will be done
    Give firsthand experiences
    Things to Remember When Working with Children with Special Needs!
  • 14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
    http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html#
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology
    http://specialed.about.com/od/integration/a/Inclusion-What-Is-Inclusion.htm
    http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/publicschoolprograms/a/leastrestrictiv.htm
    http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm
    http://blog.vcu.edu/ttac/AT_Continuum_Generic10_06.pdf
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/BCAL-PUB-0096_269667_7.pdf
    References

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