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Technology in Special Need. Presenter: Albert Krynski Special Ed Teacher PCI Junior Life skills class. Diversity. A-Z of Special Needs Autism ADHD ADD Visually impaired Bi-Polar disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Hearing impaired Heart conditions. Diverse Population.

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technology in special need

Technology inSpecial Need

Presenter:

Albert Krynski

Special Ed Teacher

PCI Junior Life skills class

diversity
Diversity
  • A-Z of Special Needs
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Visually impaired
  • Bi-Polar disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Hearing impaired
  • Heart conditions
diverse population
Diverse Population
  • Asthmatic
  • Allergies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke victims
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Non-verbal
  • Hearing impairments
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Smart Board, Projector, Laptops/computer

  • Foster creativity
  • Strengthens Imagination
  • Enhances diversity
  • Eye hand co-ordination
  • Motor skills
  • Promotes group skills
  • Encourages turn taking
  • Independent skills
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World Wide Web, Software

  • Imagination
  • Discovery
  • Creativity
  • Academic skills
  • Multi level abilities
  • Thinking Skills
  • Reasoning
  • Patience
news 2 you
NEWS-2-You
  • http://www.news-2-you.com/index.aspx
  • Promotes co-operation
  • Encourages risk taking
  • Strengthens academic skills reading, printing, spelling, math, science
  • fine motor skills/gross motor skills
  • Fosters independent skills
success maker
Success-Maker
  • http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZk99
  • Strengthens academic skills
  • Instant positive feedback
  • Independent skills
  • Level appropriate
  • Programmable
  • Multi-leveled
benefits
Benefits
  • Provides immediate feedback
  • Promotes inclusion
  • Increases co-operation
  • Fun gross and fine motor skills activities
  • Increase learning
  • Students see their progress
  • Allows for individuality
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  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Balance
  • Turn Taking
  • Team Work
  • Competition
assistive technology
Assistive Technology
  • Promotes Independence
  • Encourages growth & exploration
  • Enables participation
  • Provides a voice
multi sensory enviroment
Multi Sensory Enviroment
  • Promotes Independence
  • Encourages growth & exploration
  • Enables participation
  • Provides a voice
background
Background
  • have been in existence since the 1970’s beginning in Europe
  • first MSR was introduced in Canada in 1992 in Toronto’s Children’s Centre
  • also referred to as “snoezelen” rooms (a combination of the Dutch words “snuffelen,” meaning to seek out or explore, and “doezelen,” which means to relax)
  • the Public Schools Finance Board refers to “snoezelen” rooms in discussing space standards for special education areas
purpose
Purpose

Multi-sensory rooms are designed environments that provide a safe place to promote:

  • communication
  • stimulation
  • sensory exploration
  • relaxation
  • Intellectual activity
approaches
Approaches

Two main approaches in using Multi-Sensory Rooms:

  • to provide an experience where students can relax and explore under the guidance of a teacher or educational assistant
  • for achieving specific and measurable educational goals (e.g., communication goals, such as turn taking, academic goals, such as alphabet knowledge)
who can benefit
Who Can Benefit

Students with:

  • autism
  • multiple disabilities
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • cerebral palsy
  • pervasive developmental delays
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
portage collegiate institute s multi sensory room
Portage Collegiate Institute’s Multi-Sensory Room

Usage

  • to calm down agitated/upset students
  • create a learning environment where non-verbal students can explore different sensory experiences (e.g., scents, textures, visual prompts & stimulation, hand-on manipulatives)
  • to achieve IEP goals (e.g., develop motor skills, stimulate visual and tactile skills)
recycling

RECYCLING

http://www.thinkrecycle.com

recycling technology
Recycling Technology
  • Recycling Ink Cartridges, Laser jet Cartridges, Cell-phones, and soon digital cameras
  • Provides meaningful work experience
  • Supports environmental causes, sponsors tree planting
  • Raises money for classroom projects
  • Gross motor skills