Assistive Technology

Students With Autism and Technology

As students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are being served in greater numbers in a variety of classroom settings, all teachers need effective strategies to meet their unique and varied learning needs. Research has demonstrated that assistive and instructional technology can be beneficial for students with ASD. This special collection of articles from the Journal of Special Education Technology highlights ...

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Technology and Media Division (TAM) Products

CEC’s Technology and Media Division (TAM) publishes an array of products that help practitioners use technology and media to improve results for individuals with exceptional learning needs. These products are widely used by practitioners and families. Many university faculty use the products as course materials and staff developers use TAM products in their workshops. The following products are available for purchase through ...

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Assistive Technology Consideration Quick Wheel

Specially designed to help IEP teams as they consider the student’s need for assistive technology, the wheel presents valuable information about AT and useful resources in an easy-to-understand format. This product is being updated for a new and improved edition, so all stock must go! For a limited time AT wheels are FREE—just pay for shipping!  

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TAM Fan: Universal Design for Learning

Universal design for learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that uses instructional and assistive technologies to accommodate individual learner differences, while engaging all learners. This TAM Fan is designed to help you plan lessons that incorporate UDL principles to ensure that all students succeed. Each blade offers suggestions for implementing UDL on one side – including ...

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Apps for All Students: A Teacher’s Desktop Guide

Today, apps are everywhere, including inclusive classrooms. In this new book, national experts-Margaret Bausch, Melinda Ault, Marbea Tammaro, Deborah Newton, Amy Dell, Megan Wilson, David Lojkovic, Shannon Sullivan, Anya Evmenova, and Lauren Bonnet-provide guidelines on selection, use, and implementation of apps to enhance success for all students, including those with disabilities. Topics include: Integrating apps and mobile devices in inclusive ...

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Webinar: iAccess: Mobile Devices to Enhance Learning

In collaboration with the Division on Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) Hear about research-based practices that integrate mobile devices in a universal design for learning framework to support, enhance, and evaluate student outcomes across grade levels and content areas. You’ll see concrete examples of how to use devices, programs, and apps effectively for students with significant needs (e.g., autism, ...

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iPad: Enhancing Learning and Communication

The multi-sensory design of the iPad makes it an ideal tool for teaching students with special needs. This laminated reference guide provides valuable information on the use of the iPadÿ in classroom settings to reach students with diverse learning styles and who have limited functional communication abilities. By Brian S. Friedlander and Christine Besko-Maughan. 2012. 6 pages. ISBN 978-1-93560-953-7.

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Webinar: Learning with APPtitude: Top 10 Apps to Support Students with Disabilities

With close to one million apps now available, which ones should you choose? Using class profiling, goal selection, app evaluation methods and universal design for learning as their guides, professionals in education and rehabilitation sciences share their top 10 apps to support multiple means of representation, expression and engagement so that ALL students, including those with disabilities, can enjoy meaningful ...

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TAM Fan: Web 2.0 Tools in K-12 Education

Web 2.0 tools are Internet-based technologies that support collaboration, sharing, and rapid content creation. With these tools, users can actively contribute content to the web and participate in social communities to access and share information. This TAM Fan contains more than 60 Web 2.0 tools that can be implemented effectively in K-12 educational settings. By CEC’s Technology and Media Division (TAM). ...

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Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching ideas are presented for reading, writing, science, ...

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Accommodating Students With Disabilities Instructional Tools – S5948

National experts share practical tools and approaches for using instructional and assistive technology to help students with disabilities participate in and access the curriculum. Topics include: How to use technology supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. How to select English language acquisition technology for students with disabilities. How to create electronic text to support comprehension by students with moderate ...

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Autism and the iPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior

This brief laminated reference guide describes the ways in which the iPad can be an effective tool in teaching students with autism, particularly in enhancing communication and behavioral skills.  The apps described include include those that address language development, augmentative/alternative communication, visual schedules, social stories, positive behavior reinforcers, and behavior data collection. By Brian S. Friedlander and Christine Besko-Maughan. 2013. 6 ...

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Webinar: iPads and Accessories

Learn how accessories can multiply the effectiveness of the classroom iPad. Is there a case that will protect an iPad if a student drops it from a height or gets it wet? For students who can’t access the iPad directly, what switch is the most effective? If you only have one iPad in your classroom, what accessories promote collaboration? What ...

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Webinar: iPads and Accessibility

Explore how universal access features built into iDevices can support students with learning and print disabilities, those who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, have physical or motor skills challenges, or combinations of these. In this program, you’ll learn about accessibility features such as Guided Access, Assistive Touch, VoiceOver, Mono Audio, and Speak Selection. ...

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