AT Solutions for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (2012)

Author: TechKnowledgy Conference
Description: You are now entering the Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference area for practitioners and families working with children and youth with low incidence disabilities. We hope you will visit as many of the AT sessions as possible and explore sessions in other strands. You will notice each AT session specifies an approximate completion time and includes an evaluation. The evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate of participation. You may want to print your certificate and attach it to a printed copy of the conference program thus verifying your conference participation. Enjoy the conference!
Webshops:
  1. In this webshop, you will learn how to create meaningful literacy experiences by: Using age appropriate reading materials to differentiate instructional levels so all students can participate in a book club experience.

  2. Authors: Diane Lucas, Melanie Moore, and Ynez Peterson *** Students with physical disabilities often have difficulty using traditional school tools like a pen, pencil, and/or computer. There are many activities that these students could participate in if they only had the right tool. A switch can be the right tool for many students, allowing them to actively and/or partially participate in a variety of classroom activities such as science, literacy, and math lessons. During this webshop you will be introduced to a switch and the different types of switches you may find in a classroom. Basic considerations in selecting and using these Assistive Technology (AT) devices will be reviewed.
  3. Alternative Pencils give students access to the alphabet and can help students with significant and/or intellectual disabilities engage in emergent literacy activities. This webshop demonstrates five different types of alternative pencils.
  4. This webshop offers a brief overview of writing as a process of communication. Examples and non-examples are explored, as well as an overview of alternative pencils.
Tag(s): Assistive Technology Mild/Moderate Disabilities