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Assistive Technology WebQuest
Resources For Differentiating Instruction To Meet Students Needs<br />By<br />Shnita Camps<br />
ADHD <br />What is ADHD?<br />Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder<br />Three groups:<br />Lack of attention<br />Hyperactivity<br />Impulsive behavior<br />This disability is when a student has a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of these outside the normal range of the students age and development.<br />
ADHD<br />What are the characteristics?<br />Does not pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork<br />Has difficulty keeping attention during tasks or play; gets easily distracted<br />Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly<br />Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities<br />Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork)<br />Often loses tools needed for tasks or activities<br />Is often forgetful in daily activities<br />Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat, constantly leaving their seat<br />Runs about or climbs in inappropriate situations<br />Has difficulty playing quietly<br />Talks excessively. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed<br />Has difficulty awaiting turn<br />Interrupts or intrudes on others (butts into conversations or games)<br />
ADHD<br />Technological Assistance<br />Using a computer for daily task<br />Online curriculum for students that fall behind <br />http://www.time4learning.com/ADD.shtml<br />Non-Technology resources<br />Provide clear and consistent rules<br />Praise and reward good behavior<br />Limit distractions in the students environment<br />Keep a consistent daily schedule<br />
Auditory Disability<br />What does this disability mean?<br />Auditory Disability is the inability for a student to make proper sense of information taken through the ears. It is the difficulties experienced with how auditory information is processed.<br />
Auditory Disability<br />What are the characteristics?<br />have trouble paying attention to and remembering information presented orally, and may cope better with visually acquired information<br />have problems carrying out multi-step directions given orally; need to hear only one direction at a time<br />have poor listening skills<br />need more time to process information<br />have low academic performance<br />have behavior problems<br />have language difficulties (e.g., they confuse syllable sequences and have problems developing vocabulary and understanding language)<br />have difficulty with reading, comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary<br />
Auditory Disability Resources<br />Assistive Technology<br />Individual FM amplification devices; teacher worn transmitter and student worn receiver. This will help the student eliminate the background noises and help the student focus and hear the lecture better.<br />Variable speech control tape-recorder(VSC) enables students to playback the recording at a slower rate without losing the voice quality<br />Non-Technological resources<br />Look toward the student when speaking so they can read your lips<br />Speak in slightly increased volume<br />Speak at a slower rate<br />Have the students repeat the instructions/directions aloud to you<br />Use simple/expressive sentences<br />Try to eliminate as much background noise as possible<br />Put the student in a least restrictive environment so they can practice social skills with non-disabled peers<br />Use visuals to help explain your direction or lecture.<br />
Mild Learning Disability<br />What does this disability mean?<br />Students with mild learning disabilities (MLD) typically have verbal and performance IQ scores in the 50-70 range. They often have significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills. Specific cognitive deficits often exist in such areas as memory, attention or language.<br />
Mild Learning Disability<br />What are the characteristics?<br />Delayed conceptual development <br />Limited ability to abstract and generalize <br />Difficulties with memory <br />Slow speech and language development , limited social skills<br />Inappropriate personal behavior <br />Limited attention span and poor retention ability <br />Decreased motivation <br />Poor self-concept, low self esteem , emotional disturbance<br />General clumsiness <br />Lack of coordination and fine motor skills <br />may also have varying degrees of hearing or visual impairment<br />
Mild Learning Disability Resources<br />Technological Assistance<br />Voice recording device <br />Talking watch to help keep the students on task<br />Non-Technological resources<br />Use inclusion<br />Develop an Individual Education Plan<br />Activities which foster social and personal development such as leisure activities and art. <br />
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