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  1. 1. The Use of Technology in Special Education in the Classroom Today, Special Education is surrounded by technology to suit the variety of learning and physical disabilities. We have many software that makes language arts & math easy . Tools that teach lifelong skills, and most importantly, we have technology that helps improve COMMUNICATION.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Classic Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Down Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Retardation </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf & Hard of Hearing </li></ul><ul><li>And these students educators </li></ul><ul><li>What is one communication tool to teach? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>American Sign Language (or ASL, Ameslan) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf Americans (which include the Deaf communities in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in some regions of Mexico. Although the United Kingdom and the United States share English as a spoken and written language, British Sign Language (BSL) is quite different from ASL, and the two sign languages are not mutually intelligible. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>BOOKS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>WEBSITES </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>BOOK LESSON SAMPLE </li></ul><ul><li>Although books are good source of learning, it is not a really good source when it comes to practice. </li></ul><ul><li>The illustrations are hard to follow </li></ul><ul><li>The expressions that are important for the students to follow are not really shown in the black & white print </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This is one great ASL website for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to illustrations, each signed words live. </li></ul><ul><li>There is the option of taking a quiz: vocabulary, spelling, and conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions and body languages are exercised. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Wikipedia contributors. &quot;American Sign Language.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Apr. 2010. Web. 5 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Humphries, T. Padden, C., & O’Rourke, T. “A Basic Course in Sign Language”. T.J. Publishers Inc. 2 nd ed. September 1994 </li></ul>