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Technology in Special Need. Presenter: Albert Krynski Special Ed Teacher PCI Junior Life skills class. Diversity. A-Z of Special Needs Autism ADHD ADD Visually impaired Bi-Polar disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Hearing impaired Heart conditions. Diverse Population.

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Technology in special need

Technology inSpecial Need

Presenter:

Albert Krynski

Special Ed Teacher

PCI Junior Life skills class


Diversity

Diversity

  • A-Z of Special Needs

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • ADD

  • Visually impaired

  • Bi-Polar disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Hearing impaired

  • Heart conditions


Diverse population

Diverse Population

  • Asthmatic

  • Allergies

  • Seizure Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Stroke victims

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  • Non-verbal

  • Hearing impairments


Technology in special need

Smart Board, Projector, Laptops/computer

  • Foster creativity

  • Strengthens Imagination

  • Enhances diversity

  • Eye hand co-ordination

  • Motor skills

  • Promotes group skills

  • Encourages turn taking

  • Independent skills


Technology in special need

World Wide Web, Software

  • Imagination

  • Discovery

  • Creativity

  • Academic skills

  • Multi level abilities

  • Thinking Skills

  • Reasoning

  • Patience


News 2 you

NEWS-2-You

  • http://www.news-2-you.com/index.aspx

  • Promotes co-operation

  • Encourages risk taking

  • Strengthens academic skills reading, printing, spelling, math, science

  • fine motor skills/gross motor skills

  • Fosters independent skills


Success maker

Success-Maker

  • http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZk99

  • Strengthens academic skills

  • Instant positive feedback

  • Independent skills

  • Level appropriate

  • Programmable

  • Multi-leveled


Benefits

Benefits

  • Provides immediate feedback

  • Promotes inclusion

  • Increases co-operation

  • Fun gross and fine motor skills activities

  • Increase learning

  • Students see their progress

  • Allows for individuality


Technology in special need

Wii

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Balance

  • Turn Taking

  • Team Work

  • Competition


Assistive technology

Assistive Technology

  • Promotes Independence

  • Encourages growth & exploration

  • Enables participation

  • Provides a voice


Multi sensory enviroment

Multi Sensory Enviroment

  • Promotes Independence

  • Encourages growth & exploration

  • Enables participation

  • Provides a voice


Background

Background

  • have been in existence since the 1970’s beginning in Europe

  • first MSR was introduced in Canada in 1992 in Toronto’s Children’s Centre

  • also referred to as “snoezelen” rooms (a combination of the Dutch words “snuffelen,” meaning to seek out or explore, and “doezelen,” which means to relax)

  • the Public Schools Finance Board refers to “snoezelen” rooms in discussing space standards for special education areas


Purpose

Purpose

Multi-sensory rooms are designed environments that provide a safe place to promote:

  • communication

  • stimulation

  • sensory exploration

  • relaxation

  • Intellectual activity


Approaches

Approaches

Two main approaches in using Multi-Sensory Rooms:

  • to provide an experience where students can relax and explore under the guidance of a teacher or educational assistant

  • for achieving specific and measurable educational goals (e.g., communication goals, such as turn taking, academic goals, such as alphabet knowledge)


Who can benefit

Who Can Benefit

Students with:

  • autism

  • multiple disabilities

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • cerebral palsy

  • pervasive developmental delays

  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder


Portage collegiate institute s multi sensory room

Portage Collegiate Institute’s Multi-Sensory Room

Usage

  • to calm down agitated/upset students

  • create a learning environment where non-verbal students can explore different sensory experiences (e.g., scents, textures, visual prompts & stimulation, hand-on manipulatives)

  • to achieve IEP goals (e.g., develop motor skills, stimulate visual and tactile skills)


Recycling

RECYCLING

http://www.thinkrecycle.com


Recycling technology

Recycling Technology

  • Recycling Ink Cartridges, Laser jet Cartridges, Cell-phones, and soon digital cameras

  • Provides meaningful work experience

  • Supports environmental causes, sponsors tree planting

  • Raises money for classroom projects

  • Gross motor skills


Questions

  • Technology provides abilities for those that are less able.

Questions ???


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