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How Can We Leave No Child Behind? Technology Supports for All Kids MICCA 2004 Marsye Kaplan, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP Assistive Technology Team Leader Baltimore County Public Schools
Its The Law Assistive technology is a device and/or service that is determined by an IEP team to be necessary to provide a student with educationally relevant and necessary access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE) in a least restrictive environment (LRE). Assistive technology services must be considered for any student receiving special education. Idea, 1997
SETT Framework Student Environment Tasks Tools
A.T. Toolkit Technology tools that support or scaffold the instructional task Initially content neutral (content added within programs) Blurs the distinction between A.T. and I.T.
Why Use an A.T. Toolkit? Increases probability of technology integration for teachers and students Process of A.T. consideration too cumbersome for timely use with students with mild disabilities
Low – Tech Accommodations Making materials easier to manipulate and access… Making it easier to recognize relevant information…
Adapted Pencils to Computers Strategies for Improving Writing Center for Technology in Education 6740 Alexander Bell Dr. Columbia, MD (410)
Low Tech Reading Reading guides Page up Angle display Magnification Color coding
Color Coding for Success Seeing vs. reading Light sensitivity Timing of receipt of visual information may correct difficulty
Color Coding Work Highlight Markers Neon Pens Mini-Flags Page Markers Colored Dots Removable Arrows Post It Notes
Color coding to support learning
-Important vocabulary Pink -Important vocabulary - Names to know Green - Names to know -Picture/map Purple -Picture/map -Dates Yellow -Dates -Chapter questions Blue -Chapter questions
Marking Pages & Books Post-itsHefty Tabs Mini Flags Top- Entire page is important Side- Important text marked on page Bottom- Questions requiring further study
Reading Pen/ Iris Pen Scan and read individual words Defines Provides auditory and visual feedback
High Tech Solutions Software Hardware
Built in System Software Accommodations FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Accessibility Control Panel
Software Adaptations – Screen Magnification Using a computer, reading, and writing ZoomText
Cognitive Rescaling a process of altering the cognitive difficulty of information D. Edyburn 2002
Microsoft Office Support
Built in Word Accommodations FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Auto Correct Adding notes Auto Text
Rebus Enhanced Text Boardmaker Writing With Symbols 2000
Start to Finish Digital Text Audio
Talking Word Processors Write:Outloud IntelliTalk 2 Picture & Text Support
Kurzweil 3000 Scan and Read Multi-sensory approach Reading speed Comprehension Scan Text Notes Worksheets tests
Software Adaptations Writing Word prediction Co:Writer 4000 Word Q
Hollywood Hollywood High
Math Support Access to Math Math Pad Math Pad Plus Numbers Concept IntelliMathics Equation Editor
Access to Math Don Johnston, Inc. talking math worksheet program helps with organizing, sequencing, working in columns and memorizing math facts.
Math Pad IntelliTools, Inc. electronic number processor and math worksheet accessible to all students
Math Pad Plus IntelliTools, Inc. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using fractions and decimals
Number Concepts 1 & 2 IntelliTools, Inc.
IntelliMathics Authoring program Students explore the magic of math See how math integrates into everyday life. Activities using virtual manipulatives help students see mathematical relationships never fully understood before. students able to test hypotheses and independently check their work.
Equation Editor Microsoft Word View…Toolbars….Customize….Command…Insert….. EQUATION EDITOR
Curriculum Support IntelliPics Studio IntelliTools, Inc. Multimedia software tool Activities across grade levels and content areas. Curriculum activities come to life and engage students, Paint, drawing, animation tools; Video, sound, and image importing; Easy presentation templates engage students and set the stage for exciting slide shows, storybooks, and presentations.
Mobile Technology Peripheral Keyboard Systems AlphaSmart 3000 PC6 Dana PDAs
Universal Design for Learning Continuum of learning Instructional adjustments Accessible curriculum materials Paradigm shift from fixing kids to the curriculum
UD in Education Universal Design for Learning Materials and curriculum Present materials in multiple ways Multiple ways for students to demonstrate learning Provide multiple ways for students to interact and make meaning out of curriculum and materials From David Rose-http://cast.org