Ch 9: Technology in the Special Needs Classroom

About This Chapter

Review special needs classroom technologies with this self-paced study guide chapter. These bite-sized lessons and quizzes can be used for test preparation, as well as homework help, tutoring and much more.

Technology in the Special Needs Classroom - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can examine the uses and benefits of technology in special needs classrooms. Using a simplified teaching style, our instructors show you how teachers go about selecting special education technologies. You'll also see how these technologies can help students with math, writing and reading. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Use technology in classroom settings
  • Select appropriate technology for students with special needs
  • Evaluate assistive technology for reading, writing and math in the classroom

This chapter includes several self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have about special needs classroom technologies. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any computer or mobile device.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Technology in the Special Needs Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Using Technology in the Classroom

1. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Selecting Appropriate Technology for Special Needs Students

2. Selecting Appropriate Technology for Special Needs Students

How many of us enjoy using technology such as Google Drive or iPads? Did you know that these tools can benefit students with special needs? There are many more options as well. In this lesson, we will give pointers on selecting technology.

Assistive Technology for Reading in the Classroom

3. Assistive Technology for Reading in the Classroom

Children of all ages may struggle with reading skills in the classroom, but various forms of assistive technology can both aid in learning and also increase motivation and confidence.

Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom

4. Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom

This lesson looks at assistive technology for writing in the classroom that is worth writing about. Explore assistive technology for students needing support for writing composition, fine motor handwriting skills, and/or other areas of need.

Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Students

5. 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).

Classroom Assistive Technology for Math

6. Classroom Assistive Technology for Math

Lack of availability or cost alone cannot be used as an excuse for denying an assistive technology device to a student. This lesson will expand on classroom assistive technology for math and provide suggestions that can be implemented tomorrow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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