Dec 19, 2017
There are many different types of assistive technology to help
students living with disabilities in the classroom. In this
episode, Amanda and I discuss the purpose of the various
technologies available, the pros and cons of their use in school,
and how an assistive technology specialist can help.
For full show transcript, visit our site here.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- How the IDEA defines “technology”
- Why tablets are helpful as communication and accommodation
devices, instructional tools, and for establishing access to the
- Can the use of technology be a requirement that is included in
- Why and how school districts can be more evidence-based with
their decision-making as to what particular device should be
- What does an assistive technology specialist do and what role
do they play in helping determine what technology a student is
- Can any assistive technology issued by the school be used by
the student at home?
- What are the pros and cons to using technology in school?
- Who is responsible for updating and maintaining any
technological devices that are issued to students? The student or
- What if cyberbullying occurs? Who is responsible for handling
- Are brand name, top-notch devices necessarily required? Why
schools can consider their budget when choosing devices
Communication access realtime translation (CART)
Section 504 of the
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