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Copy of Assistive Technology & The IEP

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Holly Nester

on 16 September 2016

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Transcript of Copy of Assistive Technology & The IEP

Assistive Technology For All
What is Assistive Technology?
IDEA defines an assistive technology device as 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 the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. (20 USC 1401)
Assistive Technology Can Support
Academic Learning
Workplace Accommodation
Computer Access (Input & Output)
Positioning and Seating
Environmental Controls
Activities of Daily Living
Examples of Assistive Technology:
Dysum/Non Slip
Reach Extenders
Large Print Books
Math Manipulatives
Pencil Grips
Slant Boards
Eye Gaze Board
Page Fluffers
Multimedia Books
Talking Calculator
Switch with Scanning
Voice Recognition
Voice Output AAC
FM Systems
Powered Wheelchairs
Remote controlled appliances
Art Software
Braille Writers
The Future of Assistive Technology?
Let's Explore!
What does this mean?
AT allows a person with a disabilitiy to do something that he or she could not independently do without the device.
Accessibility for All
Can you name this hero? His special skills
are still needed today to help us reach our goal!
Tennis Ball Grip
Playing Card Holders
Zipper Pull Grip
Comm Board and Storage Compartment
Jewel Case Props/Slant Boards
Milk Jug Catch
Scoop Scraper
Rubber Band Glass Grips
Questions to ask yourself:
Does every child have a meaningful role in the activity?
Do I need to adapt the activity?
Do I need to modify the activity?
Are the expectations understandable to each child?
Do I need to clarify key information?
Are my assumptions reasonable?
If they can't talk it out, they will act it out
Behavior is communication!
The AT Continuum
The use of AT must be considered for every student that has an IEP according to federal law!
Examples of
No-Low Tech
Visual Supports
Support attention, comprehension, memory and reduce anxiety
quick solutions
low-tech; east to create
help to make abstract concepts more concrete
helpful to ALL students
Adapted Play
Environmental Controls
Academic Supports
AT Case Studies
Now, it's your turn...
Take Aways:
AT is on a continuum
It is required by law
Should be part of the natural environment
Has to be taught
Never start with the tool
One size does not fit all!
S.E.T.T. Framework
S = Student
E = Environment
T = Task
T = Tool
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