Assistive Technology for Students with Challenges. Cale, Flora, Cinthiya, Aram and Michael . What is assistive technology?.
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Assistive Technology for Students with Challenges
Cale, Flora, Cinthiya, Aram and Michael
Assistive technology is any type of device that is used to help a student overcome a challenge. The technology can help them work around their difficulties that their disability presents them with.
Technology in Special Ed and Inclusive Ed.
PECS (picture exchange communication system) → designed to teach functional communication skills to learners by picking specific words by choosing icons.
Once you pick the icon, verbal speech from the device is communicated out loud (on app).
PECS is available in the Apple App Store.
- versatile (home and school)
- allows for self communication (own voice)
“...anytime, anywhere access to key reading supports for those individuals with the cognitive ability, but not the literacy skills, to learn from age appropriate content.”