By: Lakita Reese        ITEC 7530February 26, 2012
   Inclusion is an education practice where students    with disabilities are educated in the same classroom    with stud...
   Decisions about the placement of students    with disabilities is developed in the student’s    Individual Education P...
   The following are types of disabilities that    may warrant a child to have an IEP:        Learning Disabilities     ...
   According to IDEA 2004, every IEP should    consider whether the child needs assistive    technology devices.   Assis...
Alternative keyboards                                featuring larger- or smaller-than-standard keys or                   ...
Area of Need                        Implications                        Potential Uses of                                 ...
   Web 2.0 Assistive Technology Tools for    Students with Special Needs   How to Use Web 2.0 Tools in Special    Educat...
   Kids Health. (2012). Individualized education program (iep). Retrieved    from http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/lea...
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Teaching in an Inclusion Setting and Assistive Technology

  1. 1. By: Lakita Reese ITEC 7530February 26, 2012
  2. 2.  Inclusion is an education practice where students with disabilities are educated in the same classroom with students that do not have disabilities Inclusion classroom settings are supported by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which mandates that students with disabilities be education in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) means students will have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is closest to the regular classroom setting as possible. Sources: http://special.edschool.virginia.edu/information/uvald/inclusion.html http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Resource_Pages_On_Issues_one/Special_Ed ucation/special_education_inclusion.aspx
  3. 3.  Decisions about the placement of students with disabilities is developed in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for all students with disabilities and helps set goals for students’ growth and learning.
  4. 4.  The following are types of disabilities that may warrant a child to have an IEP:  Learning Disabilities  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  Emotional disorders  Cognitive challenges  Autism  Hearing impairment  Visual impairment  Speech or language impairment  Developmental delay Source: http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/iep.html
  5. 5.  According to IDEA 2004, every IEP should consider whether the child needs assistive technology devices. Assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities" (IDEA 300.5). Sources: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wilbur/access/assistive.html http://tamcec.org/pdf/AssistiveTech%20and%20IDEA%20R egs.pdf
  6. 6. Alternative keyboards featuring larger- or smaller-than-standard keys or keyboards, alternative key configurations, and keyboards for use with one hand.Sip-and-puff systems activated by inhaling or exhalingJoysticks manipulated by hand, feet, chin, etc. and used to control the cursor on screen.Touch screens allow direct selection or activation of the computer by touching the screen, making it easier to select an option directly rather than through a mouse movement or keyboardBraille embossers transfer computer generated text into embossed Braille output.Screen readers used to verbalize, or "speak," everything on the screen including text, graphics, control buttons, and menus into a computerized voice that is spoken aloudSpeech/Voice Recognition Programs allow people to give commands and enter data using their voices rather than a mouse or keyboard.TTY/TDD conversion modems connected between computers and telephones to allow an individual to type a message on a computer and send it to a TTY/TDD telephone or other Baudot equipped device. Source: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx
  7. 7. Area of Need Implications Potential Uses of TechnologyAuditory Processing Difficulty Difficulty following oral Tape Recorder directions; barriers to student, peer, or instructional understanding lectures and direct assistant records assignment oral instruction directions and key parts of lectures for replay at a later timeReads at a lower than expected Difficulty reading assigned Use of books on tapelevel materials Talking Word ProcessorWrites at a lower than expected Discrepancy between verbal and Writing templateslevel written fluency Electronic/Talking Spell Checker Tape Recorder Word Prediction SoftwareCalculates at lower than expected Discrepancy between reasoning, Number Linelevel problem solving abilities, and Enlarged math worksheets ability to do calculations Calculator with large keys and/or display Talking watches/clocks Talking Calculator Voice Recognition Software Source: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/p/phelan/433/success.htm
  8. 8.  Web 2.0 Assistive Technology Tools for Students with Special Needs How to Use Web 2.0 Tools in Special Education Assistive Technology for Kids Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities
  9. 9.  Kids Health. (2012). Individualized education program (iep). Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/iep.html McSorley, Jan. , & Wilbur, Judythe (2000, March 23). Assistive technology. Retrieved from http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wilbur/access/assistive.html Microsoft. (2012). Types of assistive technology products. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx Mittler, J. , & (2007). Assistive technology and idea:regulations. Retrieved from http://tamcec.org/pdf/AssistiveTech and IDEA Regs.pdf Peter. , & John, L. (1994). Learning disabilities. Retrieved from http://special.edschool.virginia.edu/information/uvald/inclusion.html Sonoma State University. (n.d.). Supporting all learners with technology. Retrieved from http://www.sonoma.edu/users/p/phelan/433/success.htm Wisconsin Education Council. (2007, March 15). Special education inclusion. Retrieved from http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Resource_Pages

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