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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

Assistive Technology for Students with Challenges

Cale, Flora, Cinthiya, Aram and Michael


What is assistive technology

What is assistive technology?

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.


Brief overview

Brief Overview

  • Special Education vs. Inclusive Education

  • Accessibility of technology for students with disabilities

  • Web Applications that encourage integration in the classroom


Assistive technology for students with challenges

Technology in Special Ed and Inclusive Ed.


Technology in special education classrooms

Technology in Special Education Classrooms


Technology in the inclusive classroom

Technology in the Inclusive Classroom


Applications communication devices

Applications - Communication Devices

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.


Assistive technology for students with challenges

PECS APP

PECS BOOK


Benefits of pecs app relating to integration

Benefits of PECS app relating to integration

- versatile (home and school)

- cost

- accessibility

- mobility

- allows for self communication (own voice)


Students with visual disabilities firefly k3000

Students with Visual Disabilities:

Firefly K3000


Assistive technology for students with challenges

“...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.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firefly-k3000/id535277727?mt=8


Assistive technology for students with challenges

  • Multiple colored highlighters

  • Graphic organizer

  • Writing templates

  • Text magnification and keyboard shortcuts

  • Adjustable toolbars

  • Flexible user management system

  • firefly iPad app

  • firefly web-based

  • Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh

  • Kurzweil 3000 for Windows

Key Features

  • Centralized and flexible user management

  • Cloud-based Universal Library

  • Usage reporting

  • Human quality text-to-speech

  • Google text translations to 64 languages

  • Reads text in English or Spanish

  • Customizable reading rate and presentation

  • Dictionary definitions by American Heritage

http://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/k3000-benefits-subscription.html


Assistive technology for students with challenges

  • Manage and monitor users remotely

  • Usage tracked to inform academic progress

  • Usage tracked to inform academic progress

  • Continuously improving with new functionality

  • Use any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

  • Tools for English Language Learners and those with Learning Disabilities

  • Continuously updating with new features

  • Deliver support on personal computers, tablets, or any browser

  • Track and understand usage to increase academic performance

Key Benefits

  • Anytime, anywhere access to literacy support

  • Includes over 1,800 Classic Literature texts. No file size or storage limitations

  • Enhances research based reading, writing, and study skills instruction

  • Students clearly understand what is being read to them

  • Use any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

  • Supports language fluency for ELL

  • Meets the broadest range of learner needs

  • Meets the broadest range of learner needs

  • Manage and monitor users remotely

http://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/k3000-benefits-subscription.html


Overall benefits of technology for special needs students

Overall Benefits of Technology for Special Needs Students

- Technology:

  • helps to equalize students

  • allows them to do things they could not do before

  • fosters independence


Assistive technology for students with challenges

THANK YOU!


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