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Assistive Technology for Special Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you quickly review the assistive technologies that are commonly used in special education settings. You'll examine the benefits of assistive and adaptive technologies, as well as the functions of assistive technology assessment tools. When you're finished working through the chapter, you'll be able to evaluate assistive technologies used for:
- Mobility, hearing and visual impairments
- Communication disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Nonverbal students
- Student behavior management
The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and we've included short quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. You can also reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about the lesson topics. Use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter, and study whenever you have free time in your schedule.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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).
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Assistive Technology for Nonverbal Students
Students who are functionally nonverbal bring some challenges, yet many rewards, to the general education classroom. This lesson will explore some important terms and offer strategies to assist you as you prepare for a nonverbal student with assistive technology.
10. Assistive Technology Assessment: Tools & Examples
Conducting an effective assessment can help to choose the best assistive technology tools to meet a student's needs at school, home, or other setting. Learn about the process and examples of assistive technology assessments here.
11. Assistive Technology for Students' Behavior Management
If you have students struggling with behavior management issues, this lesson will come in handy. We will go over the benefits of assistive technology and discuss technology that can be used to improve behavior management in the classroom.
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Other chapters within the TExES Special Education EC-12 (161): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the TExES Special Education EC-12 Exam
- Characteristics of Disabilities
- Human Development & Learning
- Types of Assessment for Special Education
- Planning Special Education Instruction in Texas
- Classroom Procedures & Management
- Behavior Management & Social Skills Instruction
- Self-Regulatory Skills in Special Education
- Promoting Student Achievement in Special Education
- Educational Services for Multiple & Severe Disabilities
- Transition Skills for Special Education
- Literacy Fundamentals in Special Education
- Strategies for Teaching Basic Reading Skills
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Improving Reading Comprehension in Special Education
- Principles of Writing Instruction in Special Education
- Teaching Math in Special Education
- Number Sense & Numeration
- Expressions & Equations in Algebra
- Understanding the Basics of Functions
- Teaching Geometric & Spatial Reasoning
- Probability & Statistics Basics
- Foundations of Special Education in Texas
- Professional Responsibilities for Texas Special Education Teachers
- Basics of Collaboration in Special Education
- TExES Special Education EC-12 Flashcards