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  • 1. Holli Chambers

2. This slide show will introduce assistive technologyto help disabled students. There are many types oftechnologies that are available to help studentslearn. I have focused on the most used technologies inschools today. There are many types of assistive technologiesavailable to help students and they are not limitedto this presentation. It is important to keep in mind the needs of thestudents when picking out technologies to helpstudents succeed. 3. Assistive Technology :any item, piece ofequipment, or productsystem whetheracquired commerciallyoff theshelf, modified, orcustomized, that isused toincrease, maintain, orimprove functionalcapabilities ofindividuals with 4. Learning disabled Reading, writing, math Visually Impaired Hearing Impaired Autistic 5. Writing abbreviation expanders, alternativekeyboards, graphic organizer software Math talking calculators, computer basedpen http://images.usatoday.com/tech/_photos/2005/10/30/pentop180.jpg Reading audio books available on tape, CD ordownload, optical character recognition (printedmaterial scanned into a computer and read aloudto student) 6. Computer AssistiveTechnology screenreaders andmagnifiers Braille computerkeyboards withBraillehttp://www.schoolitsupplies.com/catalog/images/sen/misc/lcd_screen_magnifier.jpg 7. Low Technology (non battery operated) clipboards, three ring binders, clip boards Medium Technology (battery operated andsimple technologies) simple voiceoutputs, calculators, timers, tape recorders High Technology - (computer and noncomputer) Computer adaptive hardware i.e. touch screenmonitors, trackball/alternative keyboard Non Computer video camera, digital camera, scanner 8. Sound Field System teacher wearsmicrophone and speakers are strategicallyplaced throughout classroom Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf(TDD) type of texting device for studentswho are deaf so they can communicate to otherstudents/adults TDDs also have shortcuts so the student can typefaster 9. When developing an IEP (IndividualizedEducational Plan) assistive technology MUSTbe considered for every student. Assistive Technology can be used at home if itis determined in the IEP and the family is at nocost. 10. Since many schools have MicrosoftOffice, there are many types of resources thatMicrosoft offers in regards to assistivetechnology that are built into Windows: Ease of Access Center Narration of typing Voice operated keys and controls 11. Please visit or read these citations to learn more aboutassistive technology for disabled students: Batchellor, Lori. "Assistive Technology For The Blind." Information and Resources For People With Disablities:Disaboom. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb 2012. . Bragam, Ruth. "Integrating Technology Into A Students IEP." National Rural Development Institute and theAmerican Council on Rural Special Education. (2006 Behrmann, Michael. "Assistive Technology for Young Children in Special Education." (2001) "Guide For Individuals with Learning Impairments." Microsoft Assessibility, Technology For Everyone.Microsoft, 2012. Web. 25 Feb 2012. . National Center for Education Statistics. 2008. Chart. Digest of Education Web. 22 Feb 2012. Lartz, Maribeth, and Julia Stoner. "Perspectives of Assistive Technology." Assistive Technology Outcomes andBenefits. 5.1 (2008): Web. 25 Feb. 2012. . Raskind, Marshall, and Kristen Stanberry. "Assistive Technology for Kids With LD: An Overview." GreatSchools., 2009. Web. 24 Feb 2012. . Stoden, Robert. "Diversifying Instruction." Technology Voices. 2011:http://www.fctd.info/assets/newsletters/pdfs/296/FCTD-TechVoices-nov11.pdf?1325708799 Stokes, Susan. "Assistive Technology For Children With Autism." Autism Interventions and Strategies. SpecialEducation Services, n.d. Web. 25 Feb 2012. . Hager, Ronald. "Funding of Assistive Technology." (2003): n. page. Web. 20 Feb. 2012.. **All pictures in this presentation were from Microsoft Office PowerPoint unless a website is listed below thepicture.