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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.
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
1. 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.
2. Evaluating Augmentative & Alternative Communication Devices
Finding the right augmentative and alternative communication device for a student can be a complex process. Find out some of the basic considerations in the evaluation process in this lesson.
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