Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

For Hearing Impaired:FM amplification systems allow students with hearing impairments to hear the teacher's voice amplified in their ear. ("Listen technologies personal," 2014)

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Assistive Technology

Laws Regarding Assistive Technology - Statewide systems and services "recieve funding to provide assitive technology devices and services to individuals with disabilities" (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p. 400).- "IDEA mandates that every IEP team consider assistive technology when planning" a child's educational program (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p. 400).

What is Assistive Technology?- Assitive technology is defined as "devices that extend the abilities of an individual in ways that provide physical access and sensory access" (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p. 419). - Can be "no-tech" (training a student's body to help them), "low-tech" (making lists or using special pens), or "high-tech" (electronics- usually cost prohibitive) (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p. 403).

Parents and educators must come together to decide which assistive technologies will best help a student when developing their educational plan.

For Physically Disabled:Intellikeys offers a flat, interchangeable, customizable keyboard to help students with physical impairments type effectively. ("Intellikeys usb," 2014)

For Learning Disabled:Scholastic Keys offers a simplistic interface of Microsoft Office for students with learning disabilities. ("Scholastic keys 2007," 2014)

For Seeing Impaired:MAGic Screen Magnification enables students with seeing impairments to zoom in on certain areas of the computer screen. ("Magic screen magnification," 2014)

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