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use of tech in SPED

  1. 1. The Use of Technology in Special Education in the Classroom<br />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.<br />
  2. 2. What are some learning disabilities makes communication difficult?<br />Classic Autism<br />Down Syndrome<br />Cerebral Palsy<br />Mental Retardation<br />Deaf & Hard of Hearing<br />And these students educators<br />What is one communication tool to teach?<br />
  3. 3. American Sign Language!!!preferably American Sign Language<br />
  4. 4. What is American Sign Language?<br />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.<br />
  5. 5. What tools are used to teach Sign Language?<br />Books with illustrations<br />websites<br />
  6. 6. Sign language books…<br />Book lesson sample<br />Although books are good source of learning, it is not a really good source when it comes to practice.<br />The illustrations are hard to follow<br />The expressions that are important for the students to follow are not really shown in the black & white print<br />
  7. 7. Example: “A Basic Course in Sign Language”Can you sign these?<br />
  8. 8. Sign language websites…<br />http://www.aslpro.com<br />This is one great ASL website for everyone.<br />Compared to illustrations, each signed words live.<br />There is the option of taking a quiz: vocabulary, spelling, and conversation.<br />Facial expressions and body languages are exercised.<br />
  9. 9. Which do you Prefer?<br />
  10. 10. Wikipedia contributors. "American Sign Language." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Apr. 2010. Web. 5 Apr. 2010.<br />http://www.aslpro.com<br />Humphries, T. Padden, C., & O’Rourke, T. “A Basic Course in Sign Language”. T.J. Publishers Inc. 2nd ed. September 1994<br />

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