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Study Guide Competency 008: E - G. Assistive Technology Laura Rivera EDTC 6343 Spring 2012. Competency 008. The master technology teacher knows how to implement and assess technology-enhanced instruction to meet the diverse needs and abilities of all students.

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Study guide competency 008 e g

Study GuideCompetency 008: E - G

Assistive Technology

Laura Rivera

EDTC 6343

Spring 2012


Study guide competency 008 e g

Competency 008

The master technology teacher knows how to implement and assess technology-enhanced instruction to meet the diverse needs and abilities

of all students.


Competency 008 e the master technology teacher

Competency 008: EThe Master Technology Teacher:

Demonstrates knowledge of assistive technology as defined by state and federal regulations.


Assistive technology

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 functional capabilities of a child with a disability.

U.S. Dept. of Education. Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004.


Competency 008 f the master technology teacher

Competency 008: FThe Master Technology Teacher:

Recognizes that technology may be assistive, instructional or both, depending on a student’s instructional and developmental needs


Study guide competency 008 e g

Examples of Assistive Technology Devices (AT)

  • Alternative input devices

  • Keyboards, joysticks, touchscreens

  • Braille embossers

  • Screen Enlargers, magnifiers

  • Text-to-Speech, speech synthesizers

  • Talking and large-print word processors


At tools

AT Tools

UnumProvident (1999). Assistive Technology Decision Tree


Competency 008 g the master technology teacher

Competency 008: GThe Master Technology Teacher:

Knows that decisions about AT for students are required by law to be made be the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee or Section 504 Committee as identified personnel who are responsible for AT decisions


Study guide competency 008 e g

Essential Vocabulary

Assistive Technology – any tool used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a child with disabilities

ARD – Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee

The purpose of an ARD could include an Annual ARD, a Review ARD, or an ARD to discuss a new evaluation.

IEP – Individualized Education Program

The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, administrators, related services personnel to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities.

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Section 504 – “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."


Additional resources

Additional Resources

Assistive Technology Video

SimpleK12 – PDNPJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWWT96BzfGc


Review game

Review Game

Competency 008: E – G

Games on Quia

http://www.quia.com/jg/2410230.html


Work cited

Work Cited

Assistive Technology. Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004

Ed.gov. U.S. Department of Education. Statute: Title I/A/602/1. Retrieved from http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cstatute%2CI%2CA%2C602%2C1%2C

Examples of Assistive Technologies. Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx

Images of Assistive Technology devices. Retrieved from http://www.boundlessat.com/

Section 504. Protecting Students with Disabilities. Office of Civil Rights. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

TEA (2009). TexMat Preparation Manual – Master Technology Teacher EC-12.


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