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  • General

    Using Technology to Meet the Needs

    of Your Special Education Students.

    Assistive Technology is being considered at all Individual Education Plan (IEP) for a student with special needs. This class will look at the definition of assistive technology and what examples could be used in the classroom to reach the students academic goals.

    AT devices

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    Introduction - What is Assistive Technology?

    Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. For example, people with limited hand function may use a keyboard with large keys or a special mouse to operate a computer, people who are blind may use software that reads text on the screen in a computer-generated voice, people with low vision may use software that enlarges screen content, people who are deaf may use a TTY (text telephone), or people with speech impairments may use a device that speaks out loud as they enter text via a keyboard.

    Assistive Technology Device

    The term "assistive technology device" means 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.

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    SETT - Decision Making Process

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