Ch 6: Evaluating Classroom Assistive Technology

About This Chapter

Review these lessons to develop a stronger understanding of how you can assess your classroom's and individual students' needs for assistive technology. This chapter discusses ways you can choose the right assistive technology to meet these particular needs.

Evaluating Classroom Assistive Technology - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you establish assessment techniques you can use when choosing adequate assistive technology tools and devices for your classroom. Learn how to review these technologies and determine if they will be right for your particular students. By using this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Apply the assessment process relating to assistive technology
  • Assess assistive technology tools for use at school and at home
  • Conduct an assessment of disability-specific software
  • Evaluate various types of alternative communication devices for special needs students

How It Helps

  • Provides assessment strategies: Learn helpful processes for evaluating assistive technologies.
  • Supports student success: Help students to use the assistive technology they will need to enhance their learning experience.
  • Increases awareness: Find out about alternative and augmentative communication devices that your students can utilize and how to assess them for your students' specific needs.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate various types of assistive technologies
  • Review different software meant for specific disabilities, such as autism or dyslexia
  • Understand how assistive technology can be used in the classroom and in a student's home
  • Discuss alternative communication devices that can be used by students with disabilities

Chapter Practice Exam
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