School is starting around the country, and students are being introduced into a brand new environment. This can be scary for most, but especially so when that student has a disability. They are exposed to new sights, sounds, and heaps of new stimuli. Teachers are thrown into the mix without the knowledge or tools to assist these new students. There are resources available to help, but here is a short list that may give you some ideas in the classroom.
First of all,
What is Assistive Technology?
AT is any item that is used to improve, maintain or otherwise assist the functional capacity of a person with a disability. Assistive Technology can be anything from pencil grips to iPads and so many things in between.
AT can be broken down into three categories...
- Pencil Grips
- Colored or Raised Paper
- Velcro to hold items in place
- Your Imagination is the limit
- Spell Checkers
- Adapted Keyboard or Mice
- So much more
- Computers with...