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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Special Education (043): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Student Assessment in SPED
- Curriculum Planning & Accessibility in SPED
- Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
- Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Managing the Learning Environment in Special Education
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
- Ohio Assessments for Educators Special Education Flashcards