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<ul><li>Lesli Girard – Families Together </li></ul><ul><li>Sean J. Smith – University of Kansas </li></ul>2010 OSEP Leader...
<ul><li>Meaningful Family Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>The term &quot;assistive technology device&quot; means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether ac...
<ul><li>Carter is a social energetic 6 th  grader who was identified with a learning disability in the 2 nd  grade.  Chall...
<ul><li>OK, let’s assume AT/IT can serve Carter –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you determine the appropriate AT/IT for...
<ul><li>Assistive technology needs  must   be considered along with the child's other educational needs as part of the  IE...
<ul><li>Involve the Team – Those that Know your Child the Best </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Resources for AT/IT Consideration & Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks Used </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators to C...
<ul><li>AT in the IEP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How we Perceive the IEP Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of the IEP Te...
<ul><li>AT/IT – Family Needs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research/Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Friendly? </li><...
2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career
Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Free text-to-speech software </li></ul><ul><li>Customize font and background color </l...
Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Premier Accessibility Suite </li></ul><ul><li>www.readingmadeez.com </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Your students will:  </li></ul><ul><li>Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency  </li></ul><u...
 
Graphic Organizers
 
 
Gist Plan <ul><li>GIST  is designed from the ground up for use in classrooms incorporating the Content Enhancement Routine...
2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career
 
<ul><li>Discovery Learning </li></ul>Animoto & KerPoof
 
<ul><li>Universal Design for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention </li></ul>2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Confe...
<ul><li>Multiple Means of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
 
 
<ul><li>PM - Data to ensure success </li></ul><ul><li>Tiers of Interventions – Tiers of Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Problem So...
<ul><li>Applications feature Progress Monitoring Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Writer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wri...
<ul><li>Connecting the EBP to Technology Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing...
<ul><li>Where do we go from here? </li></ul><ul><li>Examine Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss within RtI Model </l...
Thank You <ul><li>Resources can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/OSEP2010 </li></ul>2010 OSEP ...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Lesli Girard – Families Together </li></ul><ul><li>Sean J. Smith – University of Kansas </li></ul>2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career lesli@familiestogetherinc.org - seanj@ku.edu Parents S1 – 112 Parents
  2. 2. <ul><li>Meaningful Family Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do we Integrate? What can AT/IT Do? </li></ul><ul><li>Within the General/Special Education Initiatives </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The term &quot;assistive technology device&quot; means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities . </li></ul>What are we talking about?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Carter is a social energetic 6 th grader who was identified with a learning disability in the 2 nd grade. Challenged in the areas of reading and writing, his current IEP focuses on fluency and comprehension issues (e.g., identifying main idea, vocabulary) as well as the structuring/organizing ideas, vocabulary use, spelling, the mechanics of writing, and legibility. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>OK, let’s assume AT/IT can serve Carter – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you determine the appropriate AT/IT for Carter? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What process would you follow to determine AT/IT solutions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What framework would you consider? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who would you consult with beyond your IEP Team? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Assistive technology needs must be considered along with the child's other educational needs as part of the IEP Process. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of availability of equipment or cost alone cannot be used as an excuse for denying an assistive technology service. </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of technology needs must involve family members and a multidisciplinary team. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents or IEP members can ask for additional evaluation or an independent evaluation to determine AT needs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Involve the Team – Those that Know your Child the Best </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What they can’t do! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Resources for AT/IT Consideration & Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks Used </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators to Consider </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>AT in the IEP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How we Perceive the IEP Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of the IEP Team Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges with the AT Consideration Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AT Abandonment </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>AT/IT – Family Needs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research/Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Friendly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Focused? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career
  12. 12. Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Free text-to-speech software </li></ul><ul><li>Customize font and background color </li></ul><ul><li>Reads text via Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Reads e-mail emoticons such as :) or :( </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable voice speed (rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Tool bar option of Copy/Paste Clip Board </li></ul>http://www.naturalreaders.com/
  13. 13. Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Premier Accessibility Suite </li></ul><ul><li>www.readingmadeez.com </li></ul><ul><li>Text- to-speech software </li></ul><ul><li>Au dio output - multiple voices </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights text as it speaks </li></ul><ul><li>Static Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Texthelp - Read and Write Gold </li></ul><ul><li>www.texthelp.com </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-speec h software </li></ul><ul><li>Audio output - multiple voices </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights text as it speaks </li></ul><ul><li>Reads on fly for any application </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Your students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Read and interpret a variety of literary works </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and acquire new vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor their own comprehension and make modifications when understanding breaks down </li></ul><ul><li>Answer different types and levels of questions such as open-ended, literal, and interpretative as well as test-like questions such as multiple choice and short answer </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase and summarize text to recall, inform, or organize ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Describe mental images that text descriptions evoke </li></ul>Thinking Reader
  15. 16. Graphic Organizers
  16. 19. Gist Plan <ul><li>GIST is designed from the ground up for use in classrooms incorporating the Content Enhancement Routines. Developed with the KU-CRL, GIST offers a robust tool set for educators to create and present CE devices with diverse learners, teaching critical content to all. </li></ul><ul><li>www.gistplan.com </li></ul>
  17. 20. 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career
  18. 22. <ul><li>Discovery Learning </li></ul>Animoto & KerPoof
  19. 24. <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention </li></ul>2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career
  20. 25. <ul><li>Multiple Means of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul>
  21. 29. <ul><li>PM - Data to ensure success </li></ul><ul><li>Tiers of Interventions – Tiers of Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving – Ongoing Consideration </li></ul><ul><li>EBP – Effective tools </li></ul>
  22. 30. <ul><li>Applications feature Progress Monitoring Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Writer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write Outloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read 180 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host of other software applications </li></ul></ul>
  23. 31. <ul><li>Connecting the EBP to Technology Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explicit/Direct Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Ideas/Setting Context </li></ul></ul>
  24. 32. <ul><li>Where do we go from here? </li></ul><ul><li>Examine Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss within RtI Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be at the table </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make the connections for the field </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AT/IT & PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AT/IT & EBP </li></ul></ul>
  25. 33. Thank You <ul><li>Resources can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/OSEP2010 </li></ul>2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career

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