Amy wilcox mod. 6

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Assignment for ITEC-7530-01F

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Amy wilcox mod. 6

  1. 1. Helping to create a classroom culture that welcomes all students. <br />Assistive technologies for multiple needs.<br />
  2. 2. Does the student have an IEP?<br />I.E.P’s or individualized learning plans serve as a guide to help certain students to succeed in school.<br />Parents and teachers work together to form the I.E.P.<br />The I.E.P. will state the child’s needs and help guide the teacher towards the correct intervention.<br />
  3. 3. Next, read the IEP carefully. <br />Teachers should use the IEP to help guide choices for assistive technology other other interventions.<br />The IEP will state the goals for the student and the services the school is expected to provide.<br />Students have the right to be educated in the least restrictive environment <br />Adaptive technology can help a classroom teacher provide this environment and allow a student to remain in the classroom<br />
  4. 4. “Assistive Technology is a generic term for devices and modification that overcome or reduce a disability” (Wikipedia)<br />The term “assistive technology” covers a wide array of items.Students can achieve the goal of inclusion by remaining in the classroom, instead of the stress and potential embarrassment of having to attend the “resource room”.<br />These tools support people with disabilities in all areas of life.<br />
  5. 5. What is available for us?<br />Multiple students in our school require assistive technologies.<br />Other students achieve least restrictive environment though non-technological interventions. <br />When in doubt…check the I.E.P. <br />
  6. 6. Our Special Needs Students:<br />For our students with an auditory disability, we can offer devices to amplify sound, in both the classroom and at home. We also offer closed captioning for all video broadcasts.<br />For our students who may suffer from writing disorders, our school can use computers as a tool for them. Allowing students to type in answers instead of handwriting may encourage more production of literary work.<br />
  7. 7. Assistive technologies (cont.)<br />Paper-based computer pens help record and link audio to what a person writes. Students can use this tool to take for note taking and recording in the classroom. For students who may have disabilities related to writing or listening this tool might be extremely beneficial.<br />
  8. 8. More Assistive technologies<br />For students with visual impairment, our school has a Magni-Cam. Students are able to use this device to magnify text onto a computer screen. <br />
  9. 9. Is technology always the best bet? <br />The answer is NO! Many students can find great success without using a technological type of assistive technology!<br />Multiple studies have shown great success in the use of “squish balls” or other tactile devices for students suffering from Attention Deficits.<br />Teachers may also try a Yoga type ball for these student to sit on as an alternative to a traditional chair.<br />
  10. 10. References<br />http://adhdguide.blogspot.com/2007/09/assistive-technology-tools.html<br />http://www.wikipedia.org<br />http://www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq=GPATImp<br />http://www.synapseadaptive.com/magnify/default.htm<br />http://gaetc-ejournal.org/technical/assistive/assistive.htm<br />http://www.rehabtool.com/at.html<br />

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