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The following descriptions of assistive technology (AT) use in the classroom have been prepared by Laura Kessel, an AT specialist who supports teachers and teacher training. They may be used for individual study and practice or as part of professional development workshops and/or other training events.

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Assistive technology (AT) is any tool that helps students with disabilities accomplish something that they could not do without it. This definition encompasses tools ranging from low-tech options such as pencil grips to high-tech options such as apps, and it is understandably sometimes challenging to determine if a student...

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This chart was compiled to describe the many features of the iPad that can be helpful for those with physical or cognitive disabilities. This includes the positive features and drawbacks of using an iPad, and built-in accessible tools relating to vision, motor, hearing, and literary impairments.

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Families and professionals often share the desire to help AAC learners become more proficient at expressing their emotions. Goals for identifying and/or labeling emotions are common in beginning AAC users, but even communicators with more advanced language skills can benefit from expanding their vocabulary of terms related to feelings. In...

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Social stories are helpful for children with autism, who often find difficulty in judging what is appropriate during social interactions, or considering the perspective of others. This chart lists apps that can be used to create or practice with these social stories, and compares their features. This can help determine...

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This blog is written by a teacher who is passionate about integrating creative technology solutions in the classroom to create accessibility for all students. Posts include information and reviews for apps, online learning materials, and other technologies that serve as assistive technology.

Link: http://techspedneeds.blogspot.com/

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Vlinder Communation Therapies provides a list of various apps that can supplement "speech work" done at home or with a service provider. Within the article is a link to a guide on feature matching, to ensure that the most helpful of the many apps out there are being used for...

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This blog has information and reviews on new and useful technology products to use in the classroom; particularly, tools that are useful for reading, writing, and mind mapping. The products reviewed are helpful with notetaking and collaboration between students and teachers.

Link: http://assistivetek.blogspot.com/2017/

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Speech recognition used to be hard to get and not very good. Now anyone with a smartphone or tablet has access to it and it works quite well. Students can use it whenever they want! But speech recognition is still an assistive writing feature for some students. Therefore, it could...

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This video is part of the Quick Takes series created by the team at CTD. The video introduces the topic of executive function, describes executive functioning skills and gives an overview of wearable technology options to support executive function.

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