Teaching Students With Disabilities With Assistive Technology

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<ul><li> 1. Teaching Students with Disabilities with Assistive Technology<br /></li> <li> 2. What is Assistive Technology?<br />A generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities<br />Process used in selecting, locating, and using them<br />Technology designed to be utilized in an assistive technology device or assistive technology service<br /></li> <li> 3. Benefits of Assistive Technology<br />Easier for young children with disabilities to participate in day-to-day activities.<br />Promotes greater independence <br />Enables people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish<br /></li> <li> 4. Individualized Education Plan (IEPs)<br />Special services for students with disabilities<br />Provide individualized education programs in public schools<br />Free of charge to families<br />Describes the goals the team sets for a child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them.<br /></li> <li> 5. Disabilities that need IEPs<br />Learning disabilities<br />Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) <br />Emotional disorders<br />Mental retardation<br />Autism<br />Hearing impairment<br />Visual impairment<br />Speech or language impairment<br />Development delay<br /></li> <li> 6. ADHD<br />Issues<br />Hyperactive<br />Trouble focusing<br />Anxious and excited<br />Disorderly at times<br />Solutions<br />Hands-on activities to keep students engaged<br />Breakdown assignments<br />Limit distractions<br />Teach good study skills<br />Utilize technology to involve students<br /></li> <li> 7. Auditory Disabilities<br />Issues<br />Lack of engagement in the classroom<br />Limits social involvement and engagement<br />Not able to comprehend classroom lesson and instruction<br />Solutions<br />Have students hearing tested<br />Utilize ALDs (Alternative Listening Devices)<br />Personal frequency modulation system<br />Infrared systems<br />Induction loops systems<br />One-to-one communicators<br />Visual systems<br /></li> <li> 8. Reading and Writing Disabilities<br />Issues<br />Blindness of students<br />Limited vision<br />Unable to participate in classroom activities<br />Physical disabilities limiting ability to write<br />Solutions<br />Magnification aids<br />Large print books<br />Audio books<br />Palm devices<br />Talking word processing software<br />Braille software and print books<br /></li> <li> 9. References<br />Wikipedia: Assistive Technology<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology<br />LD Online: Help for Young Learners: How To Choose AT?<br />http://www.ldonline.org/article/8088http://www.ldonline.org/article/8088<br />Kids Help: Individualized Education Plans<br />http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html<br />American Speech-Language-Hearing Association<br />http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm<br />Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers<br />http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/AT_Devices_to_Support_Reading.pdf?p=6CC6799F8C1371F6430622907ED6387EFF83C5F2F5DEB61663F1F60267BFC9BF&amp;Type=D<br /></li> </ul>