educating learners with diverse abilities chapter 5 assistive technology
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities Chapter 5 – Assistive Technology

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 12

Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities Chapter 5 – Assistive Technology - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 127 Views
  • Uploaded on

Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities Chapter 5 – Assistive Technology. Wei Fang, Pebbles, Yan Ting, Izdihar , Hamidah. Definition. Assistive Devices aka AT The range if assistive devices and services available to learners with disabilities. Specially modified and customized. Planning.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Educating Learners with Diverse Abilities Chapter 5 – Assistive Technology' - lona


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
educating learners with diverse abilities chapter 5 assistive technology

Educating Learners with Diverse AbilitiesChapter 5 – Assistive Technology

Wei Fang, Pebbles, Yan Ting, Izdihar, Hamidah

definition
Definition
  • Assistive Devices aka AT
  • The range if assistive devices and services available to learners with disabilities.
  • Specially modified and customized.
planning
Planning
  • Students
    • Generate new possibilities for special educators and their students.
    • Improve educational opportunities.
    • Key issues:

1. Supportive environment

2. Peer teaching and mentoring (Buddy system)

3. Understand full functioning capabilities of the AT

    • Eg. Student with cerebral palsy using motorized wheelchair to move around within classroom for activities
planning1
Planning
  • Teachers
    • Enhance acquisition of skills and content knowledge of student with special needs.
    • Exercise greater creativity when designing lessons to include student with special needs (through use of AT)
    • Key issue:

1. Minimize movement within and outside classroom (make student with special needs comfortable)

2. Manage lessons in timely manner

3. Be throughout familiar with AT

4. Conducive classroom environment (physical & socio-emotional)

5. Assisting/Co-teacher

6. Document and evaluate process of effectiveness of AT

planning2
Planning
  • Home
    • Practice use of AT with student at home – especially parents, who must take responsibility.
selecting an at
Selecting an AT
  • Determine type of AT needed – joint decision between specialist, educators & families.
  • Understand that it is not a quick-fix!
  • Availability of following info will help:
    • Primary disability/time of onset/cause of disability
    • Secondary disability/time of onset/cause of disability
    • Current and predicted family income and expenses
    • Health insurance data
    • Background information of dependants
    • Basically, clearly address the needs of student with special needs!
range of at
Range of AT
  • Accessibility Features in Microsoft System
    • Has built-in AT which helps student with special needs have easy access to the computer.
    • E.g. Cursor, keyboard shortcuts, stickykey (Capslock for Alt+Shift+Ctrl), accessibility wizard
  • Internet Accessibility
    • Internet Explorer: Allows adjustments to meet individual needs
    • E.g. Alternate text for images, Focus/Selection changes (I.e. Magnify specific areas of screen), enable page transition, play animations, sounds, videos (turn off if visually sensitive)
range of at1
Range of AT
  • Hearing Impairments
    • Speech recognition system, C-print, TDD/TTY conversion modem (Text telephone), Alerting devices
  • Language Impairments
    • Screen Review Utilities, Multilingual pocket translator, Augmentative and alternative communications (AAC)
range of at2
Range of AT
  • Learning Impairments
    • Spell checkers, Word prediction program, Portable word processor, Text-to-speech program, Time management, Graphic Organizers, Mnemonic strategies, Curriculum-based measurement (CBM), Stimulated community-based instruction
  • Mobility Impairments
    • Onscreen keyboard program, Keyboard filters, Touch screens, Alternative input device, Voice command (Option)
  • Visual Impairment
    • Video enlarger, Screen reader, Speech cognition systems, Speech synthesizers, Refreshable Braille displays
implemending considerations
Implemending Considerations
  • IEP team usually makes decision on AT device needed – normally to reach goals of IEP.
  • School staff members given opportunity to be trained on AT device.
assessment of at
Assessment of AT
  • Purpose: Find out individual’s abilities, disabilities, and setting where the person is to function, and to identify the proper use of AT device to independently accomplish specific tasks required in the setting.
  • Three phrases:

1. Screening

2. Referral

3. Feedback

  • How to rate effectiveness:Pg: 139-141
    • Issues that needs to be addressed
evaluation of at
Evaluation of AT
  • Student with special needs will benefit from constant review of AT device!
  • Services in Singapore:
    • E.g. National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Ministry of Community development and Sports (MCYS) published info on services.
ad