Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

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Assistive Technology provides amazing opportunities for students with moderate to high support needs to participate meaningfully in classrooms!

This blog post contains support materials and resource links for participants attending the SPED Pre-conference workshop in Singapore in November 2014.

Presentation

 

This workshop contains both practical and hand-on learning for participants as we step through a wide range of technologies to support:

 

Access

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Switch Interfaces

 

Switch Accessible Software

 

Keyboard/Mouse Alternatives

 

Eye gaze/Head pointing


Early Learning

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Cause and Effect apps

 

Technologies

 

Music apps

 

Technologies

 

Early Learning apps

Software

HelpKidzLearn

 


Communication

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Resources, Software and Technologies

AAC apps

 

Social Communication apps

 

Resources and Technologies

 

Visual Scene Display apps

 

Resources and Technologies

 


Literacy

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Tools and Resources

Tar Heel Reader

 

Guided Reading apps

 

Resources and Technologies

 

Writing apps

 

PC-based Technologies

 

Early Literacy apps


Behaviour and Social Skills

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Apps to create Social Stories

 

PC-based Technologies

Apps for Video Modelling

 

Apps for Schedules

 

Resources and Technologies

 

Apps for Behaviour Support

 

 

 

I encourage you to look for ways to use technology to TRANSFORM your classroom!

 

Amanda

 

 

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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

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