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Ch 8: Adaptive & Assistive Equipment for Learning

About This Chapter

Increase your understanding of the types of assistive technology available to students with special needs by reviewing this chapter. You can refer to this material whether you are a current education professional or looking for a study aid as you prepare for certification exams.

Adaptive & Assistive Equipment for Learning - Chapter Summary

Educational technology plays a major role when it comes to teaching students with various disabilities. In this chapter, you can learn more about the assistive technology used for students with mobile impairments, cognitive disorders and other types of special needs.

You will review many types of adaptive and assistive technologies used to enhance the learning experience for all special needs students. After completing your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between accommodations and modifications for special needs students
  • Describe assistive technology as it's used for mobility impairments, muscular dystrophy and quadriplegic students
  • Identify types of assistive technology used for hearing- and visually-impaired students
  • Discuss assistive devices used for students with ADHD, autism and Down syndrome
  • Understand the assistive devices used for students with communication disorders and learning disabilities
  • List the types and benefits of assistive technology used for ELL and gifted students

Easily accessible lessons and expert instruction make this chapter a great option for those looking for a quick and effective study aid. Lessons can be accessed from any device, so you can refer to them whenever it best fits your schedule. Determine your level of understanding using brief quizzes before moving from one lesson to the next.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Adaptive & Assistive Equipment for Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

1. Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

This lesson explains the difference between accommodations and modifications. A list of modifications is also provided. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses

2. Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses

Learn about adaptive and assistive technologies and how they help people with disabilities live more independently, participate in education, and perform job functions.

Assistive Technology for Mobility Impairments

3. Assistive Technology for Mobility Impairments

Mobility impairments can affect one's balance, coordination, and movement of extremities. With a plethora of assistive technology devices available, this lesson will explore the options to increase independence.

Assistive Technology for Orthopedic Impairments

4. Assistive Technology for Orthopedic Impairments

Students with orthopedic impairments may require the use of assistive technology to have full access in a classroom setting. Read on to learn more about options for students with orthopedic impairments.

Assistive Technology for Muscular Dystrophy

5. Assistive Technology for Muscular Dystrophy

Assistive technology helps individuals have greater independence and function at home, school, work, and in the community. In this lesson, we will learn about various forms of and resources for assistive technology for persons with muscular dystrophy.

Assistive Technology for Quadriplegic Students

6. Assistive Technology for Quadriplegic Students

Advances in technology provide quadriplegic students with a wealth of opportunities for leading more independent lives, as well as excelling in school and beyond. Read on to learn about assistive technology available for quadriplegic students.

Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Students

7. Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Students

This lesson will discuss options in two specific categories of assistive technology to help students who are hard of hearing: assistive listening devices (ALDs) and augmentative and alternative communication devices (AACs).

Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

8. Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

Assistive technology can level the playing field, so to speak, for students with visual impairments to access the same educational opportunities as others. Read on to learn about audio resources, iOS devices, low-tech items, Braille helps, and more.

Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders

9. Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders

Students with communication disorders often have difficulty participating in classroom activities because of their inability to make simple needs and wants known. This article discusses tools and assistive technologies that can be used in the classroom for students with communication disorders.

Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities

10. Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities

This lesson will define assistive technology. It will provide examples of assistive technology and outline the benefits of using assistive technology with students with disabilities.

Assistive Technology for Students with ADHD

11. Assistive Technology for Students with ADHD

By adding pivotal accommodations such as assistive technology, educators can address the unique needs of the student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder without compromising the level of rigorous instruction for the students without.

Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

12. Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

Today, there are many resources available to help students with autism, particularly in the classroom. Learn about cutting-edge assistive technologies that will enhance learning for students with autism.

Assistive Technology for Students with Down Syndrome

13. Assistive Technology for Students with Down Syndrome

Assistive technology can be a tremendous help in facilitating learning and breaking down barriers in the classroom. Here you will learn about various types of assistive technology for students with Down syndrome and their benefits.

Assistive Technology for English Language Learners

14. Assistive Technology for English Language Learners

Assistive technology is a beneficial tool for the English language learning classroom. This lesson will go over different types of assistive technology and how they can be customized to assist English language learners.

Assistive Technology for Gifted & Talented Students

15. Assistive Technology for Gifted & Talented Students

Assistive technology is among the most versatile and enriching sources for meeting the academic, motivational, and social needs of gifted and talented students. Read on for approaches and specific assistive technology resources.

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