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1 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

2 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

3 SETT Framework Student Environment Tasks Tools

4 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.

5 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

6 Low – Tech Accommodations Making materials easier to manipulate and access… Making it easier to recognize relevant information…

7 Adapted Pencils to Computers Strategies for Improving Writing Center for Technology in Education 6740 Alexander Bell Dr. Columbia, MD (410)

8 Low Tech Reading Reading guides Page up Angle display Magnification Color coding

9 Color Coding for Success Seeing vs. reading Light sensitivity Timing of receipt of visual information may correct difficulty

10 Color Coding Work Highlight Markers Neon Pens Mini-Flags Page Markers Colored Dots Removable Arrows Post It Notes

11 Color coding to support learning

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13 -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

14 Marking Pages & Books Post-itsHefty Tabs Mini Flags Top- Entire page is important Side- Important text marked on page Bottom- Questions requiring further study

15 Reading Pen/ Iris Pen Scan and read individual words Defines Provides auditory and visual feedback

16 High Tech Solutions Software Hardware

17 Built in System Software Accommodations FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

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19 Accessibility Control Panel

20 Software Adaptations – Screen Magnification Using a computer, reading, and writing ZoomText

21 Cognitive Rescaling a process of altering the cognitive difficulty of information D. Edyburn 2002

22 Microsoft Office Support

23 Built in Word Accommodations FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

24 Auto Correct Adding notes Auto Text

25 Rebus Enhanced Text Boardmaker Writing With Symbols 2000

26 Start to Finish Digital Text Audio

27 Talking Word Processors Write:Outloud IntelliTalk 2 Picture & Text Support

28 Kurzweil 3000 Scan and Read Multi-sensory approach Reading speed Comprehension Scan Text Notes Worksheets tests

29 Software Adaptations Writing Word prediction Co:Writer 4000 Word Q

30 Inspiration/Kidspiration

31 Draft Builder

32 Hollywood Hollywood High

33 Math Support Access to Math Math Pad Math Pad Plus Numbers Concept IntelliMathics Equation Editor

34 Access to Math Don Johnston, Inc. talking math worksheet program helps with organizing, sequencing, working in columns and memorizing math facts.

35 Math Pad IntelliTools, Inc. electronic number processor and math worksheet accessible to all students

36 Math Pad Plus IntelliTools, Inc. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using fractions and decimals

37 Number Concepts 1 & 2 IntelliTools, Inc.

38 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.

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40 Equation Editor Microsoft Word View…Toolbars….Customize….Command…Insert….. EQUATION EDITOR

41 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.

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44 Hardware Adaptations TRACKBALL / TRACKPAD / JOYSTICK TOUCH WINDOW ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARD KEYGUARD SWITCH ACCESS

45 Mobile Technology Peripheral Keyboard Systems AlphaSmart 3000 PC6 Dana PDAs

46 Universal Design for Learning Continuum of learning Instructional adjustments Accessible curriculum materials Paradigm shift from fixing kids to the curriculum

47 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

48 Office of Technology in Special Education


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