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 GuideCompetency 008: E - G
The master technology teacher knows how to implement and assess technology-enhanced instruction to meet the diverse needs and abilities
of all students.
Demonstrates knowledge of assistive technology as defined by state and federal regulations.
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.
Recognizes that technology may be assistive, instructional or both, depending on a student’s instructional and developmental needs
Examples of Assistive Technology Devices (AT)
UnumProvident (1999). Assistive Technology Decision Tree
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
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 . . . ."
Assistive Technology Video
SimpleK12 – PDNPJ
Competency 008: E – G
Games on Quia
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.