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Special Students with Special Needs


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Assistive Technology Presentation

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Special Students with Special Needs

  1. 1. Special Students with Special Needs By: Benard Goins
  2. 2. Objectives • • • • Define Assistive Technology Assistive Technology And Its Benefits Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) Issues & Solutions
  3. 3. Assistive Technology ??? • Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitates device for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using. • AT prompts greater independence by enabling people to perform task that they were formally unable to accomplish, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such task. • My definition: Any technology used to assist students with disabilities.
  4. 4. Assistive Technology And Its Benefits • Assistive technologies help create solutions that enables students with disabilities to be more independent, productive and feel included in the classroom and community. • Provides increased self-motivation • Accountability • Expanded learning and life experiences • New opportunities for interactions and communication. • Relaxed atmosphere, conducive for learning
  5. 5. Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) • The IEP provides specific goals the team sets for the student during the school year, as well as any special support to help achieve these goals. • IEPs are free of charge • Allows parents to be involved in the adaptive learning style. • A child having noticeable difficulty functioning and has been diagnosed or identified as special needs is an ideal candidate for IEP.
  6. 6. Disability: ADHD Issues • Inattentive • Hyper-activity • Are easily distracted Solution • Noise cancelling head phones, during computer activities. • Timers (Alarms) in classroom to help students transition and limit time on certain activities. • Setup IEP or Break down assignments
  7. 7. Disability: Auditory Issues • Speech may sound distorted • Does not seem to respond to verbal communication especially when not directly looking at a persons mouth • Inattentive during lectures. Solutions • Hearing Aid • Good classroom acoustics are essential • FM Systems (Personal frequency modulation system)
  8. 8. Disability: Reading and Writing • • • • Issues Dexterity problems Squinting and limited vision Disabilities hindering being able to physically write Limited to no participation in class activities due to disability • • • • • Solutions Make sure books are provided with Large print. Braille books and software Talking software (handheld) Auditory books Magnifiers
  9. 9. References • Wikipedia: Assistive Technology • Kids Health: Individualized Education Plans • CSUN Edu: Benefits of Assistive Technology • Assistive Technology for ADHD • Hearing Assistive Technology (HATS) for children • Assistive Technology tool: Readers