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Dodd webquest

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  1. 1. What’s Your Message?Assistive Technology
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN IEP? Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs (IEP) in public schools, free of charge to families. -kidshealth.org
  3. 3. WHO NEEDS AN IEP? A child who has difficulty learning and functioning and has been identified as a special needs student is the perfect candidate for an IEP. Kids struggling in school may qualify for support services, allowing them to be taught in a special way.  learning disabilities  attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  emotional disorders  cognitive challenges  autism  hearing impairment  visual impairment  speech or language impairment  developmental delay
  4. 4. Assistive Technology (AT) • Assistive technology (AT) tools for math are designed to help people who struggle with computing, organizing, aligning, and copying math problems down on paper. With the help of visual and/or audio support, users can better set up and calculate basic math problems. • Students with an IEP’s sometimes require AT – For a math class • Magnifying glass • Calculator • Enlarged Worksheets • Number-line • Graphic Organizers
  5. 5. • Assistive Technology is redefining what is possible for people with a various range of cognitive/ learning, print, and physical abilities and disabilities, be it in the home, classroom, workplace and/or community. • Assistive Technology is enabling all individuals, of all ages, including those with disabilities, to be more Independent, Self- Confident, Productive and better included in everyday life, education, employment and living.
  6. 6. • GPAT has a great list of AT that will benefit students with special needs. • Several of them we do not think of “technology”
  7. 7. • E-Books and Apps – There are Apps for accessing digital books such as Voice Dream Reader and iBooks, as well as many free e-book and audiobook options. Read textbooks for school or books for pleasure. Apps can be utilized with accessibility features such as Voice-Over, text to speech, Zoom/ Magnification, Highlighting, Definitions, Annotations, Font style and color selection, large text, etc. There are iPad and iPhone Apps for all Abilities and Disabilities, to support all Subjects of Learning/ Instruction (Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science), as well as Literacy, AAC (communication), mobility (GPS), Studying, Organization and Time Management, Reminders, Scheduling, etc. • -http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com
  8. 8. Resources • http://www.gpat.org/ • www.fctd.info • http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com • http://kidshealth.org • https://www.understood.org/en

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