Sunday, July 8, 2012

Assistive Technology - Module 3

Module 3: Visual Supports and Augmentive Communication
AAC Interventions to Maximize Language Development for Young Children - webcast by Janice Light, Penn State University
website:  Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Other Disabilities
by Janice Light & Kathy Drager
Vocabulary Selection Questionnaire for Preschoolers Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Visual Supports - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, University of Florida
Helping Your Child to Understand and Communicate

includes link to video:  Making and Using Visual Supports
examples of Visual Supports:  Daily Schedules, Mini Schedules,Calendars, Choice Boards and Menus, Communicating "NO," People Locators
Where to Begin with Visual Supports
Social Stories - Barry K. Morris
"How to Make a Social Story Fact Sheet"

Social Stories Fact Sheet 

Social Stories Examples - Kids Can Dream Autism Website 

711 Resources (Speech to Speech STS): 
Speech to Speech Part 1 

Speech to Speech Part 2

Assistive Technology - Module 2

 Module Two:  Assistive Technology to Enhance Independent Living, Mobility, Switch Access, and Curriculum

Our textbook for this part of the course was
Male, M. (2002) Technology for inclusion (4th edition). Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon.

Assistive Technology - Module 1

I know that this is off the beaten path, but since I need to keep notes on it, to share with my colleagues, I'm going to put it here.

I am working on my M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction (I've stopped blogging largely because my classwork is taking up so much of my time) and one of my electives this semester is Assistive Technology for students with special needs.  I need a place to keep all of the links so that I can find them again, even after the class has ended, in case I ever have a student with these severe needs.  I would hate to say, I used to have a great resource for that but I have no idea anymore what it was.

I'm taking Environmental Education this semester as well and that has lots of great links to share.  So I will go ahead and update my blog with these things so that I can find them later, and because someone else out there might find them interesting.  I will be done with my degree next summer (2013) and then I hope to do a second Master's, my Waldorf teacher training.  I've waited a long time for that one!  Going back to school as a single parent is no walk in the park.

Module One:  Assistive Technology Basics and Universal Design for Learning
Joy Zabala - Sharing the SETT Framework
WATI (Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative) - A Resource Guide for Teachers and Administrators about Assistive Technology
"Hey!  Can I Try That?"  A Student Handbook for Choosing and Using Assistive Technology
Adapted Pencils to Computers:  Strategies for Improving Writing