What does the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) say about Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology as defined by IDEA
Sec. 300.105 Assistive technology.
300.105 Assistive technology.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820-0030)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(1), 1412(a)(12)(B)(i))
[71 FR 46753, Aug. 14, 2006, as amended at 82 FR 29759, June 30, 2017]
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300.5 Assistive technology device.
An assistive technology (AT) device is...
“any item, piece of equipment, or product, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with disabilities…”
(IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, n.d.).
Consideration and discussion of the learners need for assistive technology is part of the IEP process.
Research and summarize 6 assistive and/or educational technologies to support the student with ____ disability. Primarily focus on researching assistive technologies. An exception to this would be the emotional disturbance disability where the technology focus is on motivation and engagement in academics.
- Include the URL and a brief summary of the technology and how it enhances learning or access to the curriculum.
- If you are summarizing from the readings, you will cite the readings. Otherwise cite the web page.
- Try out at least one of the technologies you selected for each disability.
Assistive Technology= to support physical, sensory, mobility and literacy access.
Report on a mix of high and low tech solutions.
High tech solutions for specific learning disability
Audio books, calculators, text to speech and speech to text software, Livescribe and other smart pens, Ginger software, Co-Writer software…
Low tech solutions for specific learning disability
E.Z.C. reader strips, pencil grips, graphic organizer, colored page overlays, graph paper, slant board…
- Resources will be provided in each module that focus on AT for the specific disability category.
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (n.d.). Retrieved from https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/b/300.105 and https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/a/300.5
Resources on Assistive Technology
The IRIS Center. (2010). Assistive Technology: An Overview. Retrieved from https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/at/