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    Nick Parisi, intern at student disability services, spoke in the Marcus White living room about the benefits of assistive technology in the classroom. Assistive technology is defined as any technology that can be used to improve the functionality of students with disabilities. The purpose of these aids is to level the academic playing field and allow each student to have an equal chance. However, the use of these aids comes with many misconceptions. Parents and teachers alike say these students are receiving an unfair advantage by being able to record lectures and by uploading notes online. Parisi spoke on behalf of those who require assistance by stating that “the goal is to teach students, give them access and tools and then allow them to use it until one day they may no longer need it.” Disabilities that require this…

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    Effects and Outcomes of Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities Introduction The conversation I hear among some teachers and parents regarding the use of assistive technology include the following complaints on limitations and disadvantages; the negative affects using technology has on students' attention span, seeing technology as entertainment and not as a tool to learn, the cost of technology, students relying too heavily on it, and that teacher training is…

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    The first article I found with searching assistive technology was “Leaping over Walls: With Technology Integration, the Sky’s the Limit”. This article is about how assistive technology can aid students with learning disabilities. The article is about a student who found out he had a learning disability at a young age; he learned how to break down the barrier of his disabilities with the help of technology. He first went to a camp that’s mission was to increase opportunities for those with…

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    Introduction Technology services, devices, and resources provide solutions to once menial tasks that took lots of time to plan and perform. Educationally, technology devices, tools, and resources enhance the learning experience and provide access to the curriculum for all students. Assistive technology services and devices support the needs of differently-abled learners. Since adopted into federal law, assistive technology helped student with diverse learning needs access the general education…

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    5 Examples of Assistive Technology in the Classroom Assistive technology is designed to help students who have learning disabilities. Whether students have physical impairments, dyslexia or cognitive problems, assistive technology can help them to function within the classroom. These tools include any type of equipment or device that helps students to compensate for their learning disabilities. While they are unable to eliminate learning problems entirely, they can help students to capitalize…

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    Assistive Technology (AT) is technology that assists people of all ages with disabilities to be able to communicate, have mobility, and to help improve physical and mental activities that are difficult to perform on a daily basis. Technology is a great equalizer for individuals with disabilities to have full participation in which may otherwise be difficult to accomplish. Assistive technology in education is a tool/tools used in a classroom to help students have solutions that are accommodating…

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    Assistive technology covers a wide variety of devices that allow disabled children to engage in more classroom activities. In addition, assistive technology has evolved from a few simple mechanisms that were not always reliable to devices that can help the student hear exactly what the teacher is saying and be able to effectively communicate with other classmates. One example of these innovative devices is a speech board in which there are pictures on a touchscreen board where the student can…

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    As technology seems to be improving at a fast rate, our present society has shifted to rely on many new inventions very in our day-to-day lives. Gadgets such as computers and cell phones enable us to communicate via e-mail, text message, and audio and video streams. While the general population takes these innovative devices for granted, the understanding of their significance and the way they help us live in a technology-dependent and driven world. For those individuals with learning…

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    Technology can be very liberating for kids who are exceptional. By gaining an understanding of Instructional Technology as well as Assistive Technology educators will be able to recognize how they are both beneficial to student with disabilities. Assistive technology is defined as, “any device, piece of equipment or system that helps bypass, work around or compensate for an individual 's specific learning deficits.” (Stanberry & Raskind, 2009, para.4) A.T. is any equipment used to help someone…

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    keyboard which are considered the main elements in using computers. For blind people, they also have a great difficulty in dealing with the vast amount of information found in their computers, also they can’t read or write files and documents which represent a kind of embarrassment and distress for them. People with vision limitations can’t understand text files, graphics, images and their understanding is limited to sounds (Wicks, 1998). 2- Technology provides a lot of entertainment and…

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