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Assisted Technology WebQuest

  2. 2. A “student with special needs” means a student who has a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioral nature, has a learning disability or has exceptional gifts or talents”
  3. 3.  Inclusion in education is an approach to educating students with special educational needs. Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled students. Implementation of these practices varies. Schools most frequently use them for selected students with mild to severe special needs Least restrictive environment means that a student who has a disability should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers, to the greatest extent appropriate. They should have access to the general education curriculum or any other program that non-disabled peers would be able to access.
  4. 4.  Poor auditory memory—both short term and long term Low tolerance level and a high frustration level. Easily distractible Finds it difficult, if not impossible, to stay on task for extended periods of time Spontaneous in expression; often cannot control emotions Easily confused Poor handwriting skills Poor concept of time
  5. 5. Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating and using them. Assistive Technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish or had greater difficulty accomplishing. Assistive Technology provides enhancements to or changes methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish these task
  6. 6.  FM System-miniature radio stations operating on special frequencies, The personal FM system consists of a transmitter microphone used by the speaker and a receiver used by you, the listener. The receiver transmits the sound to your ears or, if you wear a hearing aid, directly to the hearing aid Touch Screen Computers-This portable touch screen takes advantage of childrens natural desire to reach out and touch what they see on the computer screen. They make selections, move objects, pull down menus and draw graphics, all with the touch of a finger!
  7. 7.  Visual Timer-Timer uses a diminishing red disc to graphically illustrate times passing. Scanning Pen-handheld device scans text as its dragged along the page. The pen displays the words on an easy-to-read screen, speaks them aloud, and provides definitions Audio Books-The books are narrated by specialists in each subject, so charts, graphs, and illustrations are accurately described Personal Assistant Device (PDA) -a mini size computer used as a planner to keep track of important task
  8. 8.  Provide oral instruction for students with reading disabilities. Provide learning disabled students with frequent progress checks. Give immediate feedback to learning disabled students. Make activities concise and short, whenever possible. Encourage cooperative learning activities when possible. Invite students of varying abilities to work together on a specific project or toward a common goal. Learning disabled students need and should get lots of specific praise. When necessary, plan to repeat instructions or offer information in both written and verbal formats.
  9. 9. Adapted from University of Washington’s DO-IT Program Promoting an inclusive class climate-Encourage the sharing of multiple perspectives by demonstrating and demanding mutual respect Employing a variety of delivery methods-Consider using multiple, accessible instructional methods, such as lectures, collaborative learning options, hands-on activities, internet-based communications, educational software, fieldwork, etc. Utilize visual aids that are large, bold, and uncluttered; provide instructions both orally and in printed form. Incorporating accessible information resources and instructional materials-Assure that course materials, notes, and other information resources are flexible and accessible to all students
  10. 10.  Teaching Students with ADHD Inclusion in the Classroom