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Educ 9430

  1. 1. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colored overlays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand-held talking spell checkers and dictionaries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic Learning Aids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted books and textbooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Pen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic-based word processors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking word processors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text Readers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced reading aids </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal word list or dictionary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand-held spell checker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard word processing program with built-in spell check </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking word processing program with built-in spell check </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative paper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pencil grips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighters (tape/pen) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted tape recorder </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portable word processor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking word processor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic-based word processing software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word prediction software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outlining and webbing software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voice dictation software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-screen electronic worksheet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Academic and Learning Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational and Study Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment book </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer-based organizational software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital tape recorder </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive pointing devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard adaptations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Touchscreen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-screen keyboard </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Keyboards </li></ul></ul>Zoom Caps Big Keys Keyboard Intellikeys Keyboard
  11. 11. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Computer Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microswitch access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouse alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice input technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive output </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>“ An augmentative communication system is an integrated group of components, including the symbols, aids, strategies, and techniques used by individuals to enhance communication.” Systems can be at any combination of several levels </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No Technology Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Technology Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mid Technology Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High Technology Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul>ASHA, 1991, p.10
  13. 13. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication No Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These solutions include any means of communication that can be accomplished without any external aids. All individuals engage in some forms of unaided, or no technology solutions, when communicating. These can include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Head nods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eye gaze </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign language </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Low Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These solutions generally include systems and/or devices that are quick and easy to learn and program, utilize digitized (recorded) speech output, provide sufficient memory for beginning or limited language usage and are lower priced. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Low Technology Solutions </li></ul>Communication Boards Take N’ Talk Lapboard Communication Wallets
  16. 16. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Low Technology Solutions </li></ul>Tech Four Big Mack iTalk2 Step by Step
  17. 17. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Low Technology Solutions </li></ul>Tech Talk Seven Level Communication Builder Go Talk
  18. 18. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Mid Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These solutions generally include systems and/or devices that are quicker and easier to learn and program, utilize either digitized or synthesized speech output, provide increased amounts of memory for higher language and communication usage, can contain multiple levels and priced generally between $800 and $4,000 range. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication Middle technology Solutions </li></ul>Palmtop - Enkidu MightyMo Springboard
  20. 20. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication High Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These solutions generally include systems and/or devices that require more time to learn, program and use, utilize a combination of digitized and synthesized speech output, provide increased amounts of memory to enable virtually unlimited language and communication usage and can be either dedicated or integrated systems, pricing generally starts in the $4,000. range. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication High Technology </li></ul>DV-4/MT-4 DynaVox V Vanguard Pathfinder
  22. 22. Assistive Technology Areas <ul><li>Augmentative Communication High Technology Solutions </li></ul>Mercury Pocket Communicator Gemini
  23. 23. AT Web Resources <ul><li>Georgia Project for Assistive Technology www.gpat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) http://atto.buffalo.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology) www.qiat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Intellitools Activity Exchange www.intellitools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Magic Inc. www.learningmagicinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Therapy Associates Inc. www.mydynamictherapy.com </li></ul>
  24. 24. AT Web Resources <ul><li>Dunamis Inc. www.dunamisinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Don Johnston www.donjohnston.com </li></ul><ul><li>DynaVox www.dynavoxtech.com </li></ul><ul><li>AlphaSmart www.alphasmart.com </li></ul><ul><li>Attainment www.attainmentcompany.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE (set sig) www.iste.org </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil www.kurzweiledu.com </li></ul><ul><li>Text Help www.texthelp.com </li></ul><ul><li>Read Please www.readplease.com </li></ul>

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