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  • Assistive Technology Assignment Jennifer Silcox ED 505
  • Assistive Technology:  According to http://www.atia.org, assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the learning ability of a student.
  • Laws  ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act:  Student may not be discriminated based on a disability.  IDEA- Individual with Disabilities Education Act:  Students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education. This means that if the student needs AT then it must be provided to them free of charge.  Assistive Technology Act of 1998:  Funds are provided to states for the use of assistive technology.
  • Hearing Impaired FM Systems: The teacher wears a microphone and the student wears earphones. This is so the student is able to hear and understand what the teacher is saying better.
  • Seeing Impaired Braille Lite: A specialized keyboard that allows a student to type notes. It may even read the text back to the student. When hooked up to a PC, the text can then be printed.
  • Learning Disabled Headphones: A student can use headphones to block out background sound when taking a test or other class assignment that he/she needs to be able to concentrate on.
  • Physically Disabled Walkers- A student may use one so he or she is able to move around the classroom and school. This also allows the student to be able to participate in activities with classmates.
  • References:  What is Assistive Technology? Retrieved from http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3859.  Assistive Technology Laws. Retrieved from http://www.fctd.info/resources/techlaws.php  Personal FM Listening System. Retrieved from http://www.greatschools.org/special- education/assistive-technology/946-personal-fm-listening-systems.gs  Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/edward-r-murrow-technology-visually-impaired  Assistive Technology to Meet K-12 Students. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm  Assistive Technology. Retrieved from http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/understand/cerebral-palsy/cerebral-palsy- treatment/assistive-technology/
  • References:  Pictures:  http://www.squidoo.com/auditory-processing-disorder  http://www3.sympatico.ca/iamcom/product2.htm  http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/technology  http://www.assistireland.ie/eng/Products_Directory/Walkin g_Standing_Devices/Walking_Frames_- _Wheeled/Rollators_with_Four_Wheels/Rollators_with_F our_Wheels_-_Children/Paediatric_Walkers.html