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Assistive Technology

A resource guide of fifteen AT devices useful for students with disabilities.

Kameron Schaefer

on 12 December 2012

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Transcript of Assistive Technology

Autism Obstacle: Motor Stability Obstacle: Organization, Focus, Reading/Writing LD Treasure Chest!
This helps everyone! Start AT #1- NAO H25 Humanoid Robot
High-tech device
Cost: $16,000 Scans
Audio playback
Save and edit text AT#12- Write:OutLoud
mid-high level device AT #14- SMART Board
High-tech device
Cost- $6,000 Assistive Technology A Resource Guide AT #2- Behavior Charts
Low-tech device AT#8- QuickLink Pen
high-tech Obstacle: Motor skills,
Communication What is Assistive Technology? The term `assistive technology device' means 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 a child with a disability. (idea.ed.gov) Low-level- easy to use, easily and readily available
Mid-level- easy to use but usually require a power source
High-level- complex, programmable, usually require training to use Obstacle- Emotional/Behavioral Disorder Obstacle- Anxiety (Social Skills) AT #15- Puffer Ball
low-tech Maybe this guy just gets anxious in social settings? ...and simply wants one of these. AT #3- Radius Audio Learning System
Mid-level device Obstacle: Traumatic Brain Injury AT #5- Highlighters
low-tech Obstacle: ADD/ADHD, reading LD AT#9- LoTTIE Kit
Low Tech Tools for Inclusive Education Obstacle: Fine Motor Skills AT#4- Pencil Grip Obstacle: Various Obstacle: Autism/Various AT#6- iPad
high-tech AT#7- Trackball Mouse Obstacle: Communication or Reading LD Obstacle: Blind AT#10- Tiger Software
Suite 4.0 AT#11- Graphic Organizers Obstacle: Vision, Motor Skills AT#13- Jumbo Talking Calculator Conclusion What have we learned?
The importance of Assistive Technology
The possibilities...endless? “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr. Seuss
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