Summary of Technology Integration Strategies for Special Education (page 2)
The table below summarizes some strategies for using assistive and instructional technology for students with special needs.
|Target Groups||Sample Technology Integration Strategies||Sample Resources and Activities|
|Students with mild and moderate to severe disabilities||
For individuals with mild cognitive disabilities:
For individuals with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities:
WizCom's Quicktionary Reading Pen
Don Johnston's Co: Writer and Write: OutLoud
Dragon Talk's Dragon Naturally Speaking
Freedom Scientific's WYNN word processing software
|Students with physical disabilities||
Provide alternative methods of accessing keyboard, mouse, and/or monitor.
Determine the best placement of adaptive technologies, and provide training to ensure the student is able to operate it independently.
Monitor function to ensure maximum level of participation is obtained without undue physical demands.
Enabling devices http://www.enablingdevices.com
|Students with sensory disabilities||For individuals who are blind:
Dolphin Computer Access, LLC
Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group
Locate software and websites that provide powerful and motivating opportunities to engage in learning activities.
Utilize electronic quizzes and other instructional materials that provide immediate feedback on performance.
Don Johnston, Inc.
Tom Snyder, Inc.
|Students with gifts and talents||
Locate starting point web pages to launch them into content with appropriate challenges.
Provide tools for engaging in self-directed research
Provide tools such as multimedia presentations, web page design, and electronic portfolios to document learning experiences.
Duke TIP program
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
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