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AA Tech Presentation


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AA Tech Presentation

  1. 1. By Jonathon Francis
  2. 2. Who is Qualified for Special Education? Any student who has any of the following may have a learning disability • Memory is very poor, both short term and long • Getting frustrated easily • Very low self-esteem • Distracted easily from a task • Reacting very quickly and emotionally • Very authoritative when communicating verbally • Hard to change his/her mind • Is challenged when working with small or large groups
  3. 3. Strategies To Use  If Student has a reading disability give oral instructions, assignments, quizzes, and exams  Provide information that appeals to the students senses, touch, hear, smell, see, etc.  Be able to give immediate feedback  Whenever a student shows progress or completes an assignment, show affection and congratulate the student
  4. 4. Assistive Technology  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 the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities  Assistive technology may be beneficial for students that have learning disabilities  Different technologies are made to help students that have different disabilities
  5. 5. Terms to Know  Inclusion- Term used to describe services that place students with disabilities in general education classrooms with appropriate support services.  Learning Disability- a general term that describes specific kinds of learning problems. A learning disability can cause a person to have trouble learning and using certain skills. The skills that are most often affected are reading, writing, reasoning, listening, speaking, and doing math.
  6. 6. Terms To Know Continued  Least Restrictive Environment-The placement of a special needs student in a manner promoting the maximum possible interaction with the general school population.  ADHD- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological disorder. Typically children with AD/HD have developmentally inappropriate behavior, including poor attention skills, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Children with AD/HD may also experience problems in the areas of social skills and self esteem.
  7. 7. Assistive Technologies for Disabilities  (1)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  Suggestions:  Place the student with the auditory disability closer to the front of the classroom  Reduce background noises
  8. 8. Assistive Technologies for Disabilities  (2) Portable word processing keyboards to help students with the mechanics of note taking  (3) Translating print-based notes to voice by using optical character (voice) recognition (OCR) software with a voice synthesizer.
  9. 9. Assistive Technologies for Disabilities  (4) Word Processor can help students that have trouble with reading and writing by using spell check, grammar check, font and color.  (5) Students that have a learning disability that effects their mathematic skills can use a talking calculator. The calculator can recognize if there is any input errors and provide the student with direct feedback that can help the student indicate the problem.
  10. 10. References Fredrick, A. "Teaching Students with Special Needs." : Advice for Teachers (Grades K-12). Pearson Education, Inc, 2005. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <>. "Definition and Accommodations for ADHD." Definition and Accommodations for ADHD. Kentucky's Office for the Americans with Disabilities Act, 9 June 2010. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <>. Medicinenet, Inc. "Learning Disabilities Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., 28 Jan. 2008. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <>. "Hearing Assistive Technology." Hearing Assistive Technology. American Speech-Language- Hearing Association, 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <>. "The Faculty Room." What Are Specific Computer Applications That Can Assist Students with Learning Disabilities? University of Washington, 25 Jan. 2013. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <>.