Assistive Technology WebQuest

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Assistive Technology WebQuest

  1. 1. Assisted Technology for Students with Disabilities<br />
  2. 2. Students with Disabilities<br />IEP: Students may have and Individual Education Plan that requires use of assisted technology.<br />504: Some students may be aided with a 504 plan that may require assisted technology as a modification.<br />
  3. 3. LRE: Having a least restrictive environment means that educators in school systems are required to educate students with disabilities in regular classrooms with their own peers.<br />Inclusion classrooms involve students with disabilities and regular ed students in the same classroom with a special education teacher assisting the regular ed teacher.<br />Inclusion and LRE<br />
  4. 4. Modifications<br />Differentiated Instruction<br />Hand Written Notes<br />Peer Tutors<br />Extra Time<br />After School Tutoring<br />Graphic Organizers<br />Assisted Technology<br />How do you teach these students?<br />
  5. 5. Assistive technology is a term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities.<br />AT enables people to perform tasks that they are unable to accomplish, or have difficulty accomplishing by providing methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish tasks.<br />Definition of Assisted Technology<br />
  6. 6. Lesson on Finding Angles in Circles<br />Lesson Plan<br />
  7. 7. Autism Student: Use of computer to type notes with formulas needed to find the missing angles. Use of peer tutor to fill out hand written notes due to lack of readable handwriting. <br />ADHD Students: Use of protractor and rulers on SmartBoard activity to keep them motivated and active during the discovery activators. <br />Ideas for each student<br />
  8. 8. Other Learning Disabilities: <br />Graphic organizers<br />Peer note taker<br />Printed typed notes<br />Extra time<br />Computer use for taking notes<br />Inclusion Classroom<br />Hearing impaired: Requires use of wearing a microphone when teaching by the teacher and peer tutors would benefit the student.<br />Ideas for each student<br />
  9. 9. Some AT Devices<br />Touch Window allows students to use a computer without the keyboard. This can help with disabled students and students who can not use a mouse or keyboard well<br />Interactive Mouse allows the user to make left clicks while someone rolls the mouse on the screen. <br />
  10. 10. Some AT Devices<br />Microphone Amps can help the teacher speak clearer and louder for hearing impaired students.<br />
  11. 11. Wikipedia's Definition of Assistive Technology.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology<br />Definition of Inclusion and LRE<br />http://wrightslaw.com/info/lre.index.htmhe maximum extent appropriate<br />Touch Windows<br />http://www.synapseadaptive.com/edmark/prod/tw/default.htm<br />Interactive Mouse <br />http://enablingdevices.com/catalog/computer-aids/mouse-switches/interactive-mouse-for-pc<br />Hearing Amp<br />http://www.griffinlab.com/Products/SoniVox-BoomVox-Amplifiers.html?gclid=CMXAvfbllaACFR5dswodKggQeA<br />References<br />

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