Special Education and Assistive Technology
The purpose of this course page is to provide a space for Special Education and mainstream teachers in the Sunnyside School District to share out resources and best practices for working with students.
As butterflies come in all colors, we all have different needs.
Share your expertise here
Share with your colleagues your best ideas on Assistive Technology.
AZ Dept of Ed Assistive Technology ResourceStudents with LD often experience greater success when they are allowed to use their abilities (strengths) to work around their disabilities (challenges).
"Assistive technology for kids with LD: An overview" By Marshall Raskind, Ph.D. , Kristin Stanberry
Great place to find information about what to do when you need ideas.
Assistive Technology Consideration
"For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible."Mary Pat Radabaugh (IBM National Support Center for People with Disabilities):
Assistive Tech Tools
Assistive Technology Tools can be found within your students' district Google Account as well as within the students' laptop itself. The following links will give you an overview of some of the helpful tools which are right at your fingertips and can make learning easier for classroom learners.
There are several important things to consider when thinking about emergent literacy skills.
•Children who learn to read early will experience more exposure to print, which solidifies reading and writing skill
•Reading provides the foundation for much of other learning in school –content areas
•Much of the vocabulary and language skill children and adults acquire comes from reading
"The usual mantra is to 'try harder'. Trying harder is impossible when you're already trying as hard as you can. But, you can always try different." - Seth Godin
Free Digital Reading Program for Print Disabled Students
Here are some sites that could help.
Here are some great resources to search for apps that can be used to work with students.