The IDEA, 504, the ADA and Assistive Technology. Assistive technology device:.
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Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
A person has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
An appropriate education means providing special education and the related services the student needs to benefit from the special education program. Services developed and provided through IEP.
Means meeting the individual needs of students with disabilities as adequately as the needs of students without disabilities are met.
FAPE: providing special education and related services.
Requires having a condition that substantially limits a major life function.
Meeting needs as adequately as needs of students w/o disabilities are met.
504 Plan documents accommodations and services.
General education responsibility.IDEA vs. 504/ADA
Assistance carrying books
Provide modified eating utensils
Notetaker, taped texts, lectures
Assistive technology for writing: computer, pencil grip
Supply extra set of books for home use
Bathroom accommodations, locate class near rest room.Arthritis pain limits performing manual tasks
Assist with carrying books or lunch trays
Arrange for use of ramps, elevators
Extra time between classesPhysical disability that limits walking, fine motor skills
Train staff and children and prepare emergency plan
Provide rest time and academic considerations following seizures.
Provide plan to makeup work do the student can catch up with peers.Epilepsy: student has periodic seizures limit learning