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Assistive technology power point itec 7530

  1. 1. What Resources Do I Have In Order to Help Me Meet My Students Needs?<br />Using Assistive Technology in Teaching Students with Disabilities<br />Stacy Coleman<br />
  2. 2. Overview:<br /><ul><li>The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Ensures:
  3. 3. A free and appropriate public education
  4. 4. An individualized Education Program (IEP) which sets measureable goals in the least restrictive environment.</li></li></ul><li>What does this mean for teaching my students who have special needs?<br /><ul><li>They are guaranteed by law to receive an education which best suits their individualized needs.
  5. 5. Assistive Technology can help my students meet these goals</li></li></ul><li>What is Assistive Technology?<br />Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (Pub. L. No. 108-446)<br />
  6. 6. What Are Some Types of Assistive Technology?<br /><ul><li>Low Tech Examples:
  7. 7. Eyeglasses
  8. 8. Pencil grips
  9. 9. Raised lined paper
  10. 10. Darker lined paper
  11. 11. Slant boards
  12. 12. Ruler with a magnifier to help students follow the lines when reading
  13. 13. Color Coding
  14. 14. Highlighting vocabulary words and main ideas
  15. 15. Technological Examples
  16. 16. Big buttoned phones
  17. 17. Smart pens
  18. 18. Reading pens
  19. 19. TTS (text to speech) software
  20. 20. Web cams
  21. 21. Word processors
  22. 22. Talking calculator
  23. 23. Spell checker
  24. 24. Multimedia tools
  25. 25. Voice recognition programs </li></li></ul><li>Assistive Technology for Students With Mild Disabilities:<br /><ul><li>Flow Charts
  26. 26. Graphic organizers
  27. 27. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software
  28. 28. Notebook computers
  29. 29. Word processors
  30. 30. Multimedia tools that utilize text, speech and graphics</li></li></ul><li>Assistive Technology for Students With Auditory Disabilities:<br /><ul><li>Teacher provided notes
  31. 31. Personal FM systems
  32. 32. Infrared systems
  33. 33. Induction loop systems
  34. 34. One-to-one communicators
  35. 35. Computerized speech recognition
  36. 36. Text messaging
  37. 37. Video relay service (VRS)</li></li></ul><li>Assistive Technology For ADHD Students<br /><ul><li>Invisible clock
  38. 38. Voice recognition program
  39. 39. Talking calculator
  40. 40. Online games such as the FFBI Academy which targets symptoms of ADHD</li>

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