Helping Students with Significant Cognitive Impairments Participate in Written Expression. Juanita Pritchard [email protected] November 2013 http://piecingittogether.blogspot.com. Learning outcomes. Define writing in terms other than using a pencil or keyboard.
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.
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
Writing without a pencil— hold a pencil?Forming thoughts,Not just words
& OverlayMaker can help
Makes Intellikeys a curriculum access device
Can create custom overlays in minutes
Hints: * Is Intellikeys On?
*Did you send Overlay?
*Is cursor where you want to type?
Free activities to download for Classroom Suite & IntelliKeys – search for overlays
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES hold a pencil?
http://tarheelreader.org/accessing-tar-heel-reader/intellikeys-access/ Three overlays to use with Tarheel Reader website
YouTube video – 6 min.