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What is assistive technology?<br />assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.<br />promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to or changed methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.<br />
Inclusion<br />accommodating any person with a disability<br />With the No Child Left Behind Act passed in 2001, the 43rd president George W. Bush wanted the neediest students to be included in education<br />Students must have Individualized Education Plans(IEP’s) if needed. This allows for students with disabilities to be in class with other students. <br />
Least Restrictive Environment<br />a student who has a disability should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers, to the greatest extent appropriate. They should have access to the general education curriculum, extracurricular activities, or any other program that non-disabled peers would be able to access.<br />
Math Assistive Technology Resources<br />eNLVM—National Library of Virtual Manipulatives<br />This website has manipulatives that allow students who have restricted use of their limbs, or motor skills, can still engage in the use of manipulatives to help learn math.<br />http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html<br />
Communication Devices<br />GoTalk 20+<br />Demo Video:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1cWsk1y3NQ&feature=player_embedded<br />This would allow our students who have trouble communicating to be able to use this device to translate their messages to us. <br />
Smart Keys technology<br />An "add on" option for REACH Interface Author™ (REACH™), this innovative approach to on-screen keyboards will increase typing speed and accuracy.<br />Predicts the next letter in your typing. <br />