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1 NET-AT Cooperative Cheat Sheet 1 st Annual TED/TAM Conference “An Analysis of Assistive Technology Evaluations”

2 General Classroom Accommodations/Modifications Time management Organizational notebook Extended time Oral completion of assignments Decreased length of assignments Modified writing assignments Multi-modal instruction Preferential seating Study skills Test taking

3 Low Tech Instructional Adaptations Adapted books Guided notes Alphabet strip Behavior mgmt program Social stories Copies of notes Enlarged print Colored highlighter Colored overlays, text, background, etc. Grid line paper Highlighter tape Raised line paper Manipulatives Writing template Copies of class notes Copies of textbook pages Increase line and word spacing Increased font NCR paper Organizational skills

4 Handwriting Aids Pencil grips Cuffs Note takers Raised line paper Heavy lined paper

5 Software Word Prediction –Co:Writer –WYNN Talking Word Processor –Write:OutLoud –IntelliTalk II –WYNN Academic Software –Any software that addresses K-12 academic skills Graphic Organizer –Inspiration –Kidspiration –Draft:Builder Picture Communication Symbol –Boardmaker

6 Software Rebus Writing –Pix Writer –Writing With Symbols –Picture It Speech Generated Communication –Speaking Dynamically Pro –The Grid Reference –Dictionary –Encyclopedia

7 Computer Accessibility Modifications Cursor speed, blink rate, & width Left handed mouse Screen background color Screen magnifier Sticky keys Toggle keys Filter keys Sound sentry Mouse keys On-screen keyboard (Windows XP) with or without scanning option Narrator (text reader in Windows XP)

8 Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication Checklist Picture schedules Directions Calendars

9 Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication PECS Communication boards Picture exchange systems, text, symbols, line drawings, etc.

10 Portable Word Processors Without Voice Output –Alpha Smart –Laser PC –Quick Pad –QWERTY Calcuscribe With Voice Output –Dana by AlphaSmart

11 Text Reader/Text to Speech Kurzweil WYNN

12 Voice Output Devices Single Message –Big Mack Multiple messages with levels and scanning –Message Mate –Chat Box DX –Macaw Multiple messages –Cheap Talk 4 Multiple messages with levels –Tech Talk 8x8 Sequenced –Step-by-Step Communicator Multiple messages with scanning –Cheap Talk 8 with scanning

13 Dynamic Screen Speech Generated Communication Devices Dynavox Auggie Springboard Chat PC

14 Adapted Environment Doors Fixtures Furniture

15 Environmental Control Units Power Link X-10

16 Multisensory Reinforcers Battery adapted or electronic toys/devices that can do any combination of the following: –Vibrate –make noise –move –light up

17 Presenter’s Contact Information Melanie Young Van Pelt Elementary School 200 Spring Hill Terrace Bristol, VA Dr. Lori Marks East Tennessee State University Human Development & Learning Box Johnson City, TN Cindy Hales East Tennessee State University Human Development & Learning Box Johnson City, TN Marci McMurray East Tennessee State University Human Development & Learning Box Johnson City, TN

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