EDU 620 Week 6 Final Project

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Assistive TechnologyNameEDU 620 Meeting Individual Student Needs with TechnologyDeborah Naughton10-16-2012Assistive TechnologyAssistive technology refers to equipment, products, or systems used to maintain or improve capabilities of people with disabilities (Beard, Carpenter and Johnston, 2011). They range from high-tech innovations such as computer systems to low-tech products such as pencil grips. These technologies aid learning process for several students with physical and mental impairments. They help students interact with their classmates in learning environments and place them at a level ground with children without disabilities. Assistive technology has caused an intense dissimilarity for countless students with serious physical injuries. Students with bodily challenges can access learning materials through the intervention of these technologies. Children with behavioral and cognitive impairments can utilize modeling technologies that improve their social and communication abilities. These technologies can be used both in school by teachers and at home by parents or special tutors. The devices range from low cost to highly priced high-tech devices that are adapted to different learner capabilities. The following case studies present technologies that can be used for students with low vision, learning disability, autism, and cerebral palsy. Case study #1Assistive technology gives blind and low vision students support in academic areas as well as in ex

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