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  1. 1. Assistive Technologies and Instruction
  2. 2. Instructional Practices for Students with ADHD <ul><li>Least Restrictive Environment – to ensure that students are not distracted </li></ul><ul><li>One On One During Inclusion – to ensure that students are grasping concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Software – so that students do not become bored and have hands on practice </li></ul>
  3. 3. Students with Mild LD <ul><li>The assistive technology here would include the use of computers and word processors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The computer could be used as an added tutorial and for drill and practice; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The word processor can be used so that the students have an error check constantly on hand as they write, and also, suggestions on how to correct the mistakes. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Products for Interaction <ul><li>At KidSystems' Software offers a product called “Cosmos’s Learning Systems (CLS).” </li></ul><ul><li>This product allows teachers to create individualized learning opportunities that are beneficial for students who need an alternative learning setting and would include hands on activities. </li></ul><ul><li>This software would be beneficial for students with LD and ADHD </li></ul>
  5. 5. Induction Loop System ( For Students with Auditory Disabilities ) <ul><li>Induction Loop System </li></ul><ul><li>This system works with hearing aids and are most common in large areas but can be used individually. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Induction Loop (how it works) <ul><li>An induction loop wire is permanently installed (typically under a carpet or in the ceiling) and connects to a microphone used by a speaker. </li></ul><ul><li>The person talking into the microphone generates a current in the wire, which creates an electromagnetic field in the room. When the students switches their hearing aids to the “T” (telecoil/telephone) setting, the hearing aid telecoil picks up the electromagnetic signal. You can then adjust the volume of the signal through your hearing aid. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Product Benefits <ul><li>Assists with differentiation in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students choice in how they learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that no students are in any way at a disadvantage. </li></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>http:// www.asha.org /public/hearing/Support-Services-for-Adults/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_induction_loop </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.atkidsystems.com/products.aspx </li></ul>

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