AT can help students with disabilities be fully included in the general education classroom. This powerpoint presentation looks at how teachers can effectively incorporate AT into the classroom. It identifies a range of AT devices that teachers may find valuable. The presentation also looks at how technology can help all students, not just those who use it as a result of an IEP. (This PPT is also available in Spanish under the "En Español" tab.)
This powerpoint presentation includes the information that can be found in the Family Center’s "Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology." The presentation begins with an introduction to AT, offering examples of different devices that can be used to address discrete areas of weakness. You will also find information about AT in schools, including information about IDEA, IEPs, and mediation. There is a brief overview of AT funding as well. Finally, the presentation provides tips from other parents and additional annotated resources.
Recent research points to the importance of early intervention with children with disabilities. The appropriate use of assistive technology is a powerful intervention tool. This presentation provides a range of AT examples appropriate for young children and discusses the issues to be considered.
(This PPT is also available in Spanish under the "En Español" tab.)
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