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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.

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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

[email protected]

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.


How can we do writing standards when my students can t hold a pencil

How can we do writing standards when my students can’t hold a pencil?


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


Think outside the box

Think outside the box!


Helping students with significant cognitive impairments participate in written expression

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


Intellikeys overlay maker classroom suite

IntelliKeysOverlay MakerClassroom Suite

www.intellitools.com


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?


Add tactile objects

Add tactile objects


Journaling

Journaling

Demonstration


Lunch choices

Lunch choices

Demonstration


Letter writing

Letter Writing

Demonstration


Reports or essays

Reports or Essays

Demonstration


Retell story or cbi trip

Retell Story (or CBI trip)

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


Helping students with significant cognitive impairments participate in written expression

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


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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