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Module 6

  1. 1. Teaching Each One An overview of teaching students with special needs James Butler
  2. 2. TASK <ul><li>To give an overview of resources and materials to help teachers reach students with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>The focus is on inclusion and providing the student the least restrictive environment as possible </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hearing Assistive Technologies <ul><li>What are HATs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing assistive technology systems (HATS) are devices that can help you function better in your day-to-day communication situations. HATS can be used with or without hearing aids or cochlear implants to make hearing easier—and thereby reduce stress and fatigue. Hearing aids + HATS = better listening and better communication! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How can HATs help me in the classroom <ul><li>HAT’s are useful because the enable a student to hear and communicate better then they could with just a hearing aid. </li></ul><ul><li>HAT’s are particularly important in providing students a less restrictive enviroment </li></ul><ul><li>By improving communication HAT’s allow a student to be included in all regular classroom activities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Are there any “no-tech or low-tech” options out there? <ul><li>With the rising cost of technology, schools may be concerned about costs of providing assistive technology to students. Here are some options that do not rely on technology. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NO-TECH <ul><li>For students with mild disabilities note taking can be an issue of restriction. </li></ul><ul><li>Just printing the notes for the student can lead to inclusion issues </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an alternative note taking sheet where the teacher makes the outline and the student fills in. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Low-Tech <ul><li>A low-tech solution to student with mild disabilities is to send the student an email of the notes that they can use with what they learned in class. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTICE: This option does require a student to have access to email at home. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm </li></ul>

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