http://www.startechprogram.org/technology/techtools.html http://www.atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Foundation /intro/introbasic.php Lewis, B. Rena & Donald H. Doorlag. Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms. 7 th Ed. Upper Saddle N.J. Prentice Hall. 2006
Assistive technologies allow students who cannot see or hear the words that appear on the computer screen. Other students, unable to type on a computer keyboard, can write by speaking into Educational Technologies refer to equipment and media with potential for contributing to the instructional process. THE FOCUS OF THIS SLIDE SHOW IS TO BE A FEW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Assistive technologies are also referred to as assess technologies. Provide a way for students with disabilities to better "access" classroom instructional materials. They can compensate for limitations experienced by students with sensory, cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
Low-Tech low in cost, easy to use, may be found in supply and stationary stores Mid-Tech relatively inexpensive, lightweight and portable, used anywhere High-Tech usually involve hardware and software
Low-Tech a rubber pencil grip can enable a student with poor motor control to grasp a pencil more securely and produce more legible work. Mid-Tech tape recorders and hand held spell checkers High-Tech concept mapping software, text-to-speech software, word prediction software.
It is important for a general education teacher to keep in mind the needs of the special education student Two things to keep in mind are; 1. Be aware of available technologies 2. Match technologies with Educational Goals