Presentation on theme: "Jamie Coccarelli, M.Ed Rebecca Sitton, ATP, RET. You are a small disability services office and want to provide better accommodations for your students."— Presentation transcript:
You are a small disability services office and want to provide better accommodations for your students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities. You want to learn more about technology to assist students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.
Gain an understanding of the functional limitations of students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities. Take away some free or low cost technology tools to accommodate those functional limitations in the classroom.
Fall 2008: 584 students registered with DSO on the 12 th day of class.= Fall 2013: 1021 students registered with DSO on the 12 th day of class 78.4% increase in students with no increase in staff
Share common functional limitations of: Organization & Executive Function Sustained Attention and Concentration Reading Writing
Missing assignment/project due dates Setting unrealistic goals for assignment/project completion (i.e. one night for 10 page paper). Not following the given rubric Losing notes from lecture Missing class Missing registration dates
Unable to focus in lecture Missing notes on the board/power point Not listening to the auditory portion of class (lecture) Unable to focus while studying at home Get distracted by pictures in text, advertisements on websites Get distracted by roommates, TV, electronics
Word reading (dyslexia) Reading fluency Reading comprehension Task persistence: a skill that is especially important for successful reading of expository text, such as history and science textbooks, newspapers, and voter pamphlets.
Written expression Dysgraphia Visual-spatial difficulties: trouble processing what the eye sees Language processing difficulty: trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears
What are Extensions? Small programs that add new features to your browser and personalize your browsing experience. Chrome Web Store Chrome Web Store Some of my Favorites: TLDR TLDR Clearly Clearly SpeakIt SpeakIt Cruxlight Cruxlight Grammarly Grammarly Readability Readability
Solutions for helping students capture content to process at a later time. Audio Recordings ▪Livescribe Pen ▪Recording Apps on Tablets Collaborative Notes ▪Google Docs ▪Evernote ▪OneNote
Every student can benefit from using this technology (exception could be student with significant hearing impairments) Visual and Auditory Tool Ability to change playback speed to adjust for audio processing skills 3 pens currently on the market – Echo, Sky, Smartpen 3
Notability Notability App records audio Imports PDF’s Imports PowerPoints Annotate on imports Add pictures and web clippings
MindMapping Software An alternate to collect and visualize ideas. MindmeisterMindmeister –Cloud based, Google Play & iOS app available. XmindXmind – MAC, PC, Linux MindMapleMindMaple – MAC, PC, iOS Grammar Checking Tools to independently check for Grammatical errors. ▪Grammarly – Cloud Based (also Chrome Extension)Grammarly ▪Grammarbase – Cloud Based (Dyslexia friendly)Grammarbase MindMapping Software An alternate to collect and visualize ideas. MindmeisterMindmeister –Cloud based, Google Play & iOS app available. XmindXmind – MAC, PC, Linux MindMapleMindMaple – MAC, PC, iOS Grammar Checking Tools to independently check for Grammatical errors. ▪Grammarly – Cloud Based (also Chrome Extension)Grammarly ▪Grammarbase – Cloud Based (Dyslexia friendly)Grammarbase
Voice Recognition is a good tool for students with Written Expression Disorders Allows a student to vocalize their thoughts and have them written out. Great tool for spelling issues and dysgraphia. Available in Windows, Mac, iOS, and GoogleWindowsMaciOS
How to set up Windows Speech Recognition How to set up Windows Speech Recognition
How to set up Mac Speech How to set up Mac Speech
Build into iPhones/iPads Build into iPhones/iPads
Studious Android App Only Phone silencer during class Manage study schedule. Reminders for assignments and tests
Apple App Note taking with Recording Date Organizer for Homework, assignments and exams, to do list with notifications Import PDFs and other docs from the web and from email attachments Generate and print your weekly class schedule
Assignment Calculators University of Toronto University of Toronto
SELF CONTROL APP MAC COMPUTER ONLY ONCE SET – NO WAY TO GET ACCESS TO WEBSITES UNTIL TIME IS UP
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