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  1. Overview of Assistive Technology Adams 12 School District Assistive Technology Team

  2. Assistive Technology… …is mandated by law. …must be considered annually for every student with an IEP. …may be indicated when a student is having difficulty achieving their IEP goals and objectives.

  3. Assistive Technology Act of 1998: 'assistive technology device' • any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified,or customized, • that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

  4. Assistive Technology Act of 1998: ‘assistive technology service’ • means any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

  5. Adams 12 Assistive Technology Team Multi-disciplinary Team: 2 Special Educators 2 Speech Therapists 1 Motor Therapist 1 Para-Educator http://www.adams12.org/at

  6. What does the AT Team do? • Consultation • Evaluation of AT Need • AT Training • Curriculum Adaptations Using AT • Materials (Loan Banks) • Programming of AT

  7. AT Strategies Low Tech • Slant Board • Electronic Spell Checker • Tape Recorders • Changes in text size, in spacing, in background color • Calculator

  8. AT Strategies High Tech • Word Processor • Word Prediction Software • Talking Word Processor • Multimedia Software • Voice Recognition Software

  9. AT Strategies High Tech (cont.) • Software for Organization of Ideas • Software with Template for Math Computation • Electronic Books • Books on Tape • Screen Readers

  10. Teacher Resources/Tools • Books • News-2-You • Boardmaker

  11. Books • Every Move Counts • Hands-On Reading • Book of Possibilities • Visual Strategies for Improving communication • Picture Exchange Communication System

  12. News-2-You • Weekly Online Newspaper • Current Events • Text with line-drawn Pictures • Many Activities

  13. News-2-You Activities • Basic Information About topic • Places in the News • People in the News • Recipe, Joke, and Game Pages • Review Page

  14. Boardmaker • Database of picture symbols • Communication Overlays • Multiple Languages • Classroom Adaptations

  15. Student Resources • Software • Computer Access • Communication

  16. Software • Co:Writer • Write:OutLoud • PixWriter • Start-to-Finish • Microsoft Word Features • Microsoft PowerPoint

  17. Co:Writer • Word Prediction • Reduces # of Keystrokes • Works with a Word Processor

  18. Write:Outloud • Talking Word Processor • Import Electronic Text to be Read

  19. PixWriter • Talking Word Processor • Beginning Readers and Writers • Combines Print, Graphics and Speech

  20. Start-To-Finish Books • High Interest/Low Vocabulary • Grade level 2/3 and 4/5 • Paperback • Computer Book • Audio Cassette

  21. STF: 60+ Titles • Sports • Short Stories • Classics (Literature & Adventures) • Myths and Legends • Mysteries • History • Science and Nature

  22. Computer Access • Intellikeys • AlphaSmart

  23. Intellikeys • Alternative keyboard • Programmable • Customize overlays for individual needs

  24. AlphaSmart • Stand-alone Keyboard • Take Notes • Write First Drafts • Keep Assignments Organized • Transfer Work to Computer to Edit

  25. Switch Access • Switches • PowerLink • All-Turn-It

  26. Switches • Can Emulate Mouse Clicks • Run Single Switch Software • Use with PowerLink for Environmental Control

  27. Powerlink • Students can control their environment • Operate appliances with a switch • Cordless option

  28. All-Turn-It Spinner • Switch activated • Fun way to include students in general classrooms

  29. Communication • Devices • PECS • Visual Schedules

  30. BIGmack • Single message ouput device • Large target area for visual and motor needs

  31. DynaVox 3100 • Dynamic, touch screen display • Synthesized or digitized speech • Links to other pages • Programmable • Built-in ECU

  32. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) • Developed to functional communication skills. • Used primarily with students who either do not use speech or speak with limited effectiveness.

  33. Visual Schedules • Clarifies verbal information • Develops independence • Provides structure to accept change • Use objects, photos, picture symbols or words

  34. Assistive Technology • Alternate ways to communicate • Access to technology • Access to environment • Academic modifications