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Technology for Communication
Transcript of Technology for Communication
SPED 519, May 6, 2010
Katie Dillhoff, Christine Dunlay, Kendra Wallace, Lindsay Schroeder, Brittney Starkey, Gideon Smith, Christa Foster, Abbie Casey Technology is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to text, e-mail, do school work, and facilitate our lives! Technology can be used to support people with disabilities in their academics and in their personal lives.
Communication devices can provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to communicate with others. This is something they might not have previously been able to do before AT. Technology can provide individuals with disabilities with independence!
Communication Technology is an evidence-based practice that can yield successful results. “The enormous power of such computer-based technologies to assist individuals with disabilities in overcoming barriers to educational access, participation, and progress is evident in the research base,” (Rose, Hasselbrig, Stahl, & Zabala, 2005, p 508). Guest Speaker:
Show and Tell Portion Beth McCarty, OTR/L, ATP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Aaron W. Perilman Center
Show and Tell Session
Case Study Video Presentation:
Naples Elementary "Among children with disabilities who are attending school, >20% have significant communication impairments that are not attributable to impaired hearing," (Desch &Gaebler-Spira, 2009, p 1271).
Conditions that could possibly cause communication impairment:
autism spectrum disorder
traumatic brain injury
several genetic syndromes
systems and devices that improve function
i.e. orthotics or braces
substitutes for functional impairments related to a disability
i.e. power wheelchairs
augment a deficient area of functioning
i.e. voice-output communication aid
(Desch & Gaebler-Spira, 2009) Low-Tech
actual photographs, line drawings, etc.
typically battery-operated portable voice-output storage device or devices that produce printed text
typically have the ability to have multiple input methods
options such as touch screen to various types of scanning Questions/Comments? Funding
funding for AT is challenging for many school districts
IDEA indicates that funding needs to be made available!