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Assistive Technology for Math

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Assistive Technology for Math

  1. 1. Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT Supports for Math<br />Margaret Cisco, ATLA AT Specialist<br />
  2. 2. Getting Started<br />Introductions<br />CEU registration<br />Handouts/resource lists<br />Follow-up survey<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES -<br />Describe what AT is and why it is important to considerAT for math class<br />Identify three AT devices or products to consider<br />Identify three resources that offer information about AT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  4. 4. = AK’s Tech Act Project<br /><ul><li>Federal Tech Act Project
  5. 5. Information and assistance
  6. 6. Demonstrations
  7. 7. Training Activities
  8. 8. Re-use and recycle AT (AK Trading Post)
  9. 9. Any Alaskans with disabilities / All ages
  10. 10. Vision
  11. 11. Hearing
  12. 12. Communication
  13. 13. ECU
  14. 14. Computer access
  15. 15. Memory</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  16. 16. Presumptions of this Presentation<br />The school district implements Response to Intervention (RTI)<br />Quality math instruction and screening (t1)<br />Evidence based intervention strategies (t2/3)<br />Small number customized programs (t3)<br />Mobility, seating, and positioning is addressed<br />3<br />2<br />1<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  17. 17. How Does AT Fit RTI?<br />AT can be used as an effective compensatory tool (tier 3)<br />AT supports evidence-based RTI intervention strategies (tiers 2 & 3)<br />AT provides access to math curriculum and math performance tools (any tier)<br />3<br />2<br />1<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  18. 18. Assistive Technology <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  19. 19. AT Consideration <br />SETT Model<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  20. 20. Step 1A –Student Information<br /><ul><li>Strengths
  21. 21. Limitations
  22. 22. Preferences
  23. 23. Whathas already been tried?
  24. 24. What has worked?
  25. 25. What has not worked?
  26. 26. Diagnosis (medical, psychological, speech)</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  27. 27. Step 1B - Tasks & Environments <br /><ul><li>What math tasks? Examples:
  28. 28. Number concepts
  29. 29. Math facts (+,-,x, ÷)
  30. 30. Money, time, measurement
  31. 31. Algebra, geometry, trig, calculus
  32. 32. Application to life situations
  33. 33. Where and how?
  34. 34. Location (classroom, sped, home, test)
  35. 35. Level of assistance</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  36. 36. AT Consideration <br />SETT Model<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  37. 37. Step 2 – Identify and Select AT Tools<br />SETT MODEL <br />Generate Continuum of Potential Solutions<br />High Tech<br />Low Tech<br />Team Makes a Reasoned Decision and Selection.<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  38. 38. Example Low to High Continuum<br />Scribe<br />Pencil grips<br />Specially lined/graph paper<br />Cut out template<br />Stamps<br />Adapted worksheets<br />Computer worksheets<br />Mouse<br />Keyboard <br />Voice<br />Switch<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  39. 39. Step 3 – Implement and Evaluate AT<br />Teach the AT tools <br /><ul><li>To the student using it
  40. 40. To staff/parents who will need to support it.</li></ul>Continuous evaluation<br /><ul><li>Ability to use and support the AT
  41. 41. Effectiveness and appropriateness of the AT</li></ul>If the AT is not effective, select another option from the low-to-high list and continue this process <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  42. 42. Outcome Measure for AT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  43. 43. Outcome Measures for AT<br />Student completes learning and performance objectives of the math curriculum <br />Completes tasks more independently <br />Completes task more efficiently <br />Completes tasks more accurately<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  44. 44. Barriers to Learning/Performance<br />Hearing<br />Vision<br />Physical limitations<br />Inability to read and/or write fluently<br />Cognitive challenges (e.g.: memory/organization/attention)<br />Comprehension difficulties<br />Math LDs<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  45. 45. AT Tools for Hearing<br /><ul><li>Considerations
  46. 46. Volume
  47. 47. Distance
  48. 48. Background noise
  49. 49. Visual supports
  50. 50. Devices and Supports
  51. 51. Personal amplification
  52. 52. Sound-Field amplification</li></ul>and…<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  53. 53. AT Tools for Hearing<br /><ul><li>Sign interpreter
  54. 54. Texting
  55. 55. Video remote interpreter</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  56. 56. AT Tools for Vision<br /><ul><li>Considerations
  57. 57. Task lighting
  58. 58. Glare
  59. 59. Font Style
  60. 60. Text Size
  61. 61. Colorand Contrast
  62. 62. Clutter
  63. 63. Movement
  64. 64. Familiarity</li></ul>Font Style Options<br />Text Size<br />Contrast<br />Reverse Contrast<br />Other High Contrast<br />Other colors<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  65. 65. AT Support for Vision<br />AT Tools for Vision<br /><ul><li>Magnification
  66. 66. Lighted Lens
  67. 67. Handheld CCTV
  68. 68. Desktop CCTV</li></ul>and…<br />Traveler<br />Pebble<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />Merlin<br />
  69. 69. AT Support for Vision<br />AT Tools for Vision<br /><ul><li>Near and distance magnifier
  70. 70. Computer software
  71. 71. Magnification
  72. 72. Reading</li></ul>ABISee<br />Zoom Twix<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  73. 73. AT Support for Vision<br />AT Tools For Vision<br />Writing Guides<br />Large / Talking Calculators<br />Talking Tape Measure<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  74. 74. AT Tools for Physical Access<br /><ul><li>Speech recognition
  75. 75. Math Pad
  76. 76. Math Talk/Scientific Notebook
  77. 77. Alternative mouse options
  78. 78. Alternative keyboard options
  79. 79. Switch interface
  80. 80. Computer software
  81. 81. Manipulatives
  82. 82. Operations
  83. 83. Diagramming</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  84. 84. AT for Reading and Writing<br />Digital textbooks k-12 math<br />Commercial scan and read programs to make text accessible <br />Free text to speech software from the web<br />Free text to speech software for the web<br />Browse Aloud<br />Speech recognition for writing<br />Scan and read programs for writing<br />Live Scribe Pulse Pen<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  85. 85. AT for Comprehension Difficulties<br /><ul><li>Experiential Learning and Systematic Instruction
  86. 86. Math Their Way (K-2) and Math A Way of Thinking (3-6)
  87. 87. Math U See (all levels)
  88. 88. Numicon
  89. 89. Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and other Hands-On Learners, Book 1</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  90. 90. AT for Math LDs<br />Electronic worksheets<br />IntelliTools Math Pad and Math Pad Plus<br />Math Pad by Voice<br />Math Talk/Scientific Notebook<br />Live Scribe Pulse Pen<br />Talking Calculator<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  91. 91. Student Recommended<br />Video game quality instruction<br />Big Brainz: Timez Attack (free to schools)<br />Graphic organizers for math instruction <br />Tom Snyder Productions: Go Solve Word Problems<br />Cool Math.com<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  92. 92. Early Math Concepts<br />Soft Touch many programs<br />Judy Lynn shape and sequence<br />IntelliTools Number Concepts<br />Virtual Manipulatives<br />Making Sense with Numbers<br />In Sequence: Daily Living<br />Match It<br />Number Concepts<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  93. 93. Higher Math Tools<br />Download algebra calculator<br />Algebrator<br />Making Sense with Numbers<br />In Sequence: Daily Living<br />Match It<br />Number Concepts<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  94. 94. iTouch Math<br />Graphing calculator<br />Flash Math<br />Pop Math<br />ArithmeTick +,-,×, ÷ <br />Bright Hub Top Ten<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  95. 95. AT Math<br />Additions<br />Questions<br />Comments<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />

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