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M6 assistive technologies_bradley_ward

  1. 1. Assistive Technologies<br />Bradley Ward<br />06/13/10<br />
  2. 2. Assistive Technology<br />Assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities<br />Used to help students with special needs participate in regular education setting<br />Three main types<br /> -no tech<br /> - low tech<br /> - high tech<br />
  3. 3. Who needs Assistive Technology<br />Any student with a special educational need<br />Hearing<br />Attention<br />Note taking<br />Visual Aids<br />Mobility<br />
  4. 4. I.D.E.A<br />Individual with Disabilities Education Act (2004)<br />Least Restrictive Environment: student with disabilities should have the opportunity to be educated with their non-disabled peers<br />Inclusion: Students with disabilities spend most of their day in classrooms with non-disabled peers<br />Includes guidelines for Assistive Technologies<br />
  5. 5. Individualized Education Program<br />IEP<br />Team based approach to teaching a child with special needs<br />- team includes principal, teachers, student, parents, and a specilist<br />Is reviewed annually<br />
  6. 6. Referral and Evaluation<br />Recognize a need<br />Gather specific student data<br /> - parent conference<br /> - student conference<br /> -observation of student<br /> - analysis of student performance<br />
  7. 7. Assistive Technology (ADHD)<br />Aim: to keep the student actively engaged as a part of an inclusion classroom<br />Copies of structured outlines: has the student fill in blanks in a note sheet keeps the student focused as a note taking strategy. <br />Stress Balls: give the student an outlet without being a distraction to other students<br />Laptop computers: engage student interest help maintain focus<br />
  8. 8. Assistive Technology (Auditory Disability)<br />Aim: Help students with information processing and communication while in a least restrictive environment<br />Infrared System: used with computers, television to help persons with hearing impairments without having and uncomfortable volume for the rest of the listeners<br />Personal frequency modulation system: Helps student hear with a devise that is connected to a microphone the instructor speaks through<br />
  9. 9. Assistive Technology (Autism)<br />Aim: assists students with communication and organization<br />Outlines: helps students maintain organization while not taking<br />Tape recorders: used to review notes later<br />PDA’s : help student with keeping a calendar<br />Choice: student choose modules that interest them work in groups to complete a learning task<br />
  10. 10. Assistive Technology (Reading)<br />Aim: help students with reading comprehension<br />Audio Books: reads the text while the student follows along helps make word recognition<br />Portable word processing keyboards: help student understand words that are difficult<br />Flow charts: help student organize ideas <br />
  11. 11. References/Sources<br />http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html<br />http://www.edutopia.org/assistive-technology-enabling-dreams-video<br /> http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wilbur/access/assistive.html<br />http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm<br /> http://www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq=GPATImp<br />http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm<br />http://www.mnabedisabilities.org/guide/assistive-technology/assistive-technology-addadhd<br />

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