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2 An overview for Support Teachers of ways ICT can enable inclusion Thursday 19 th July 2001 Laura Cryer Learning Support Steps

3 ICT supports teaching and learning across the curriculum for all pupils. Good practice in ICT will support all learners, encourage independence and individual progress. Good practice in ICT will support all learners, encouraging independence and progress. ICT is a useful TOOL. It is not what the technology can do, but what you can do with the technology that is important!

4 “the Government is committed to promoting the inclusion of pupils with SEN in mainstream school…… with the right strategies and support the vast majority of a child’s individual needs can be met in either a mainstream or specialist setting” ICT - Entitlement for ALL children - Access entitlement for child with SEN

5 Assistive Technology ICT provides access to the curriculum by enabling physical access and by supporting the development of cognitive skills. Writers with serious physical and sensory impairments Pupils with poor motor control Writers with specific learning/literacy difficulties Learners with organisational difficulties Pupils with specific language disorder Learners with attentional and motivational difficulties

6 How does ICT contribute to learning? ICT enables the pupil to be an active participant in the classroom, not just a passive observer ICT offers opportunities for differing learning styles ICT is a motivating medium which has ‘street cred’ ICT enables pupils to stay on task by focusing their attention and alleviating some of the physical pressures ICT enables pupils to develop independence ICT affords privacy to work and develop at the learner’s own pace ICT provides a medium through which pupils can demonstrate their true ability and potential ICT can facilitate social communication and interaction,including pupils in a wider community ICT can support the production of well presented, high quality outcomes.

7 Identifying Learning Styles and Using Strengths to help Weaknesses Children may need to develop strategies to support their differences in learning Identification of preferred learning style enables focussed teaching and facilitates good learning strategies – use of ICT can assist this e.g. Use of speech and sound to support visual strengths use of images to support auditory strengths encouragement of handling of objects alongside looking and listening encouragement to articulate and repeat new words /ideas

8 What sort of hardware? The child may not necessarily need specialist hardware, but may benefit from : good multi media computers more regular access to the computer than the class norm alternative access devices (rollerball, touchscreen etc), if needed

9 Software and alternatives to the keyboard and mouse include: Head pointers Keyboard/mouse accessibility utilities and keyboards Overlay keyboards Predictive word processors Switches and scanning systems Touchpads Trackballs and joysticks Voice recognition software

10 ROLLERBALL

11 KIDTRAC

12 BIG KEYS

13 TOUCHSCREEN

14 Developing cognitive skills The child will be exposed to variety of related activities on and away from computer but may benefit from extra computer time for: matching / sorting / sequencing / counting games (early years) the opportunity of computer support to use strengths to support weaker areas

15 MAKING TRACKS

16 SPIDER IN THE KITCHEN

17 TIZZY’S TOYBOX

18 TIZZY’S TOYBOX - RHYMING WORDS

19 TIZZY’S TOYBOX - CATERPILLAR

20 MY WORLD SCREENS FOR DEVELOPING COGNITIVE SKILLS

21 Support for reading Multi-sensory environment spoken text animation instant support for ‘hard’ words instant re-reading service

22 Sherston’s Naughty Stories

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24 Support for writing personal writing aid easy editing spellchecking(?) legible work portability cost

25 Laptop Notebooks

26 IT laptop IT laptop (Ablac) (Ablac) DreamWriter IT DreamWriter IT (DreamWriter Solutions) (DreamWriter Solutions)

27 Support for writing personal writing aid talking wordprocessor speech feedback via the program via a screen reader wordbank support rebus support

28 Word Processors Word Processors Word processors are useful for pupils with writing difficulties because: it can be physically easier to write with a keyboard than by hand.it can be physically easier to write with a keyboard than by hand. drafting, re-drafting and editing is quicker and easier.drafting, re-drafting and editing is quicker and easier. they produce neat, legible results.they produce neat, legible results. they have built-in writing support tools - word banks, spellcheckers, speech output and other features that can be suited to the writer and task.they have built-in writing support tools - word banks, spellcheckers, speech output and other features that can be suited to the writer and task.

29 Inclusive Writer (Inclusive Technology / Widgit)

30 Support for writing personal writing aids talking wordprocessors talking picture / word banks in the wordprocessor on-screen grids Powerpoint

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33 Ready for Writing (Semerc)

34 INCLUSIVE WRITER

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36 I CAN WRITE

37 Penfriend (Penfriend Ltd) with Pages (Semerc)

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39 Support for writing personal writing aid talking wordprocessor talking picture / word banks predictive typing

40 Type and Talk Type and Talk (TextHelp!) Talking spellchecker Predictive lexicon

41 Talking word processors

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43 Support for writing personal writing aid talking wordprocessor talking picture / word banks predictive typing handwriting sheets

44 HANDWRITING FOR WINDOWS

45 Support for writing personal writing aid talking wordprocessor talking picture / word banks predictive typing handwriting sheets keyboard training

46 Developing keyboard skills Software to support: First Keys to Literacy Speedy Keys On-screen or overlay keyboard grids Can be learned and practised at home Young children need to learn layout Older children need speed and accuracy Use any program the child enjoys Practise 20 minutes every day – especially in holidays

47 First Keys to Literacy (Widgit) Touch Type (iOTA)

48 Improving spelling technology can be help through : –speech feedback –a portable spellchecker –predictive typing –a rebus wordprocesor –drill and practise remediation programs

49 Elementary Spellmaster (Franklin)

50 Starspell 2001 (Fisher Marriott) (Fisher Marriott)WordShark (White Space) (White Space)

51 Speaking Starspell 2001

52 Gamz

53 Support for numeracy cognitive difficulties –orientation of numbers –sequencing –shape

54 SUMONE

55 LEARN MORE ABOUT MATHS

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57 MY WORLD SCREENS FOR DEVELOPING COGNITIVE SKILLS

58 Support for numeracy cognitive difficulties recording maths info –diagrams –setting out work

59 Maths Page Maths Page (Inclusive Technology)

60 Talking Maths Book (Topologika)

61 Support for numeracy cognitive difficulties recording maths info social maths –telling the time –days and months –coping with money –using a calculator –self-help remediation

62 Learn more about maths (Inclusive Technology)

63 Foundation Decimals (E-Soft)

64 Interactive Calculator Interactive Calculator (Inclusive Technology)

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66 Maths activities, with built–in checking and no writing, so child can concentrate on the arithmetic, not recording My World My World (Semerc)

67 Memory enhancement Memory training (Accele Read Accele Write) Speech feedback Software such as Thinkin’ Things

68 Coping with the curriculum Access can be provided through: talking worksheets a personal voice recorder topic related wordbanks mindmaps

69 My World Alternative recording of diagrams for science through My World (Semerc)

70 Alternative recording of diagrams for science through My World My World (Semerc)

71 LC70 Barriers to access Computer software can easily exclude a wide number of potential users by having screen layouts that contain: too large text blocks to read at one time too long sentences too small or inappropriate font too many icons for pull down menus unsuitable colour combinations of foreground or background superimposition of text on shadowy background images too many distracting frames on the screen

72 Thanks for listening!


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