AT 101. Presenter: Rachel Herron Email: [email protected] Including the work of the ATRC Team of Chicago Public Schools. Welcome to AT 101. Who is here?. Why use AT?. What do you want to know?. What do you know?.
Presenter: Rachel Herron
Email: [email protected]
Including the work of the ATRC
Team of Chicago Public Schools
Who is here?
Why use AT?
What do you want to know?
What do you know?
Accessible Playgrounds of Indiana
Freedom Field, Columbus, Indiana
Taylor’s Dream Boundless Playground, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Enables an individual to:
Technology currently used in class:
These are ALL examples of AT
What would you LIKE to be using?
Please read the following text to yourself:
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I suspect that children with learning disabilities must frequently experience an "Alice in Wonderland" existence. Often we find that they must cope with an unstable world, inconsistent adults and haphazard perceptions. They're confused by crazy symbols we give them, pressured by the length of time in which to do it and frustrated by repeated failures. They do not learn the traditional way, so we must teach them differently.
One line of text shown at a time.
Distractions removed on the page.
Student can focus on relevant text.
Visual tracking is easier.
Line Markers/Reading Guides
Read:Outloud in Indiana:
Read:Outloud 5 Minute Demo:
Choose a letter of the alphabet and write it on the top of the paper.
Copy the words read aloud in a short passage omitting the letter at the top of the page.
Concept mapping (or webbing) is a great way to help students organize thoughts. In addition mapping assists with comprehension and studying. Color coding makes the web even more organized.
Different colors can mean different things.
Using a favorite color can be more motivating.
What task(s) does the student need to do that is currently difficult or impossible, and for which assistive technology may be an option?
(Maryland Assistive Technology Connection HUB)
Take time to PLAY!
The more you know the better you will be at implementation.