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helping students with significant cognitive impairments participate in written expression

Helping Students with Significant Cognitive Impairments Participate in Written Expression

Juanita Pritchard

jpritchard22@gmail.com

November 2013

http://piecingittogether.blogspot.com

learning outcomes
Learning outcomes

Define writing in terms other than using a pencil or keyboard

Experience the use of the IntelliKeys alternate keyboard and OverlayMaker software as a written expression option.

Experience a variety of ways to use IntelliKeys and OverlayMaker in writing activities.

what is writing
What is “writing” ?

A functional, visual, symbolic means to permanently convey a message.

A set of visible or tactile signs used to represent units of language in a systematic way, with the purpose of recording messages which can be retrieved by everyone who knows the language in question.

From the The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writings Systems

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/definition.htm

it is not
IT IS NOT…..
  • Copying or
  • Tracing dotted lines
components of written work
Components of Written Work
  • Communication
  • Print text
  • Making Choices
  • Sharing ideas or opinions
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Writing without a pencil—Forming thoughts,Not just words

  • Objects
  • Pictures or symbols
  • Words or sentences –
  • Magnets, velcro, etc.
  • Stamps
don t you want to know what i have to say
Don’t you want to know what I have to say?

Intellikeys

& OverlayMaker can help

what is intellikeys
What is Intellikeys?

Intellikeys

Overlay Maker

Software

Makes Intellikeys a curriculum access device

Can create custom overlays in minutes

  • Hardware
  • Alternate Keyboard
  • Allows access to computer
  • Customizable for individual needs
how does overlaymaker work
How Does OverlayMaker Work?
  • OverlayMaker gives a visual representation of the buttons on the IntelliKeys.
  • Allows activities to be customized to the individual needs of the student.

Demonstration

customize the overlays
Customize the Overlays
  • Make buttons/keys
    • Size, shape, color
  • Change colors – key, border, background
  • Insert pictures or photos
  • Insert text on key
  • Program text for key to “write”
  • Program key actions

Demonstration

can use with any software that allows you to type into it
Can use with any software that allows you to type into it.
  • Writing With Symbols
  • Symwriter
  • PixWriter
  • Word
  • Email
  • Powerpoint
how can the intellikeys be used for written expression
How can the Intellikeys be used for written expression?
  • 1. Picture support
  • 2. Tactile or object support
  • 3. Matching or choice making

Hints: * Is Intellikeys On?

*Did you send Overlay?

*Is cursor where you want to type?

journaling
Journaling

Demonstration

lunch choices
Lunch choices

Demonstration

letter writing
Letter Writing

Demonstration

reports or essays
Reports or Essays

Demonstration

grocery list
Grocery List

Demonstration

email
EMAIL

Demonstration

other ideas
Other ideas……

Demonstration

activity exchange
Activity Exchange
  • http://aex.intellitools.com/
http aex intellitools com
http://aex.intellitools.com/

Free activities to download for Classroom Suite & IntelliKeys – search for overlays

Demonstration

tarheel reader
Tarheel Reader

http://tarheelreader.org/accessing-tar-heel-reader/intellikeys-access/ Three overlays to use with Tarheel Reader website

how to make custom overlays
How to Make Custom Overlays

YouTube video – 6 min.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-D-g7J-XJA

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