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1 Study Guide Competency 008: E - G Assistive Technology Laura Rivera EDTC 6343 Spring 2012

2 The master technology teacher knows how to implement and assess technology-enhanced instruction to meet the diverse needs and abilities of all students.

3 Competency 008: E The Master Technology Teacher: Demonstrates knowledge of assistive technology as defined by state and federal regulations.

4 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. U.S. Dept. of Education. Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004.

5 Competency 008: F The Master Technology Teacher: Recognizes that technology may be assistive, instructional or both, depending on a student’s instructional and developmental needs

6 Alternative input devices Keyboards, joysticks, touchscreens Braille embossers Screen Enlargers, magnifiers Text-to-Speech, speech synthesizers Talking and large-print word processors

7 AT Tools ImpairmentLevel of Functionality Assistive Technology Visual Sees Clearly Sees Monitor Up Close Sees w/Large Type Hi-Resolution Monitor, Glare Guard Oversized Monitor, Talking Calculator Screen Magnifier, Oversized Keyboard Back Static Position Avoid Static Position Foot Mouse, Ergo Keyboard Adjustable Workstation, Alternative Pointing Devices Auditory Some Hearing Ability Deaf Amplified Telephone, Computer-Aided Note Taking Personal Translator Speech Some Speech Little/No SpeechCommunication Device, Voice Synthesizer Psych Inability to Focus Cognitive Deficit Oversized Monitor, Task Organization Software Pointing Device, Tape Recorder, White Noise Generator UnumProvident (1999). Assistive Technology Decision Tree

8 Competency 008: G The Master Technology Teacher: Knows that decisions about AT for students are required by law to be made be the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee or Section 504 Committee as identified personnel who are responsible for AT decisions

9 Assistive Technology – any tool used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a child with disabilities ARD – Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee The purpose of an ARD could include an Annual ARD, a Review ARD, or an ARD to discuss a new evaluation. IEP – Individualized Education Program The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, administrators, related services personnel to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Section 504 – “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...."

10 Additional Resources Assistive Technology Video SimpleK12 – PDNPJ zfGc

11 Review Game Competency 008: E – G Games on Quia html

12 Work Cited Assistive Technology. Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 U.S. Department of Education. Statute: Title I/A/602/1. Retrieved from Examples of Assistive Technologies. Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone. Retrieved from Images of Assistive Technology devices. Retrieved from Section 504. Protecting Students with Disabilities. Office of Civil Rights. Retrieved from TEA (2009). TexMat Preparation Manual – Master Technology Teacher EC-12.

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