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ChinCheeka

ChinCheeka is a 2-in-1 switch designed for those users who can use their head (rotate and nod) to activate 2 switches.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment
English Language Arts:
Math
Satalight

The satalight™ is an Assistive Technology Interactive Learning Station, accessible to people with significant physical and/or learning disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. The ADA wheelchair compliant satalight™ offers multi-sensory stimulation, allows for annotation and touch on an interactive whiteboard with a high output projector and has the capability to incorporate additional components.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

Appropriate accommodations can include the use of assistive technology devices.Thirty years ago, fewer than 100 such devices were commercially available. Today, more than 29,000 assistive technology' devices exist for individuals with disabilities and for aging adults (Bausch & Hasselbring, 2004), Too often, people think of these devices in temis of expensive laptop computers and sophisticated software.

IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

With the passage of landmark federal laws, equal access to technology for all students, regardless of their abilities, has been getting increasing attention in the field of education. Although considering a continuum of assistive technology (AT) items and services for individuals with disabilities is a mandated practice, education and rehabilitation professionals are faced with challenges of providing effective AT service delivery due to lack of clear legal and practical guidelines.

IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

Assistive technology is guaranteed by law to be included when appropriate on individualized education plans (IEP) for young children with disabilities. Yet, the full potential of technology remains unfulfilled due to insufficient knowledge of options available, limited professional development, and a dearth of evidence on its effectiveness for particular daily routines and activities. This article describes a proactive strategy for meeting the needs of young children with disabilities through an assistive technology toolkit approach.

Grade Level: birth to preschool
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

Despite the emphasis on technology and the rapid proliferation of assistive technology devices, little is known about the specific uses of assistive technology with persons who vary in disability type, severity, and age. The present study conducted a comprehensive review and a systematic analysis of published reports of assistive technology and skill acquisition of persons with disabilities. Uses of assistive technology, its benefits and obstacles, are reviewed. The results provide indications why technology is often abandoned.

Grade Level: transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

This report provides a comparison of the post-high school experiences of youth with disabilities in 1990 and in 2005, who had been out of high school up to 4 years. It examines how differences between the two time periods varied across disability categories and demographic groups and, when data are available, how these differences compared with those of youth in the general population.

Content Area: math, reading, science, writing
Grade Level: secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

The role of technology in education is ever increasing. This article looks at students with disabilities and the problem of writing independently. Speech (voice) recognition technology offers an option, or solution, for students who have physical and/or learning disabilities and for students who cannot access and use computer keyboards or switches. Classroom use of the speech recognition software program packaged within most personal computers is suggested.

Content Area: writing
IDEA Disability Category: multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability
English Language Arts:
Math

The present study investigated the effects of speech recognition technology (voice recognition) and advance planning on children's writing processes. Fluent and less fluent writers, ages 11 to 14, composed 4 narratives, via handwriting and SR, both with and without advance planning. Less fluent children's handwritten narratives were significantly inferior to those of fluent children in terms of length, quality, and surface errors. For less fluent writers, SR (a) significantly increased the length and (b) decreased the surface errors of narratives.

Content Area: writing
IDEA Disability Category: emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
English Language Arts:
Math

This article presents findings from research in a school district using handhelds to support writing across the curriculum. The authors report that handheld devices can be useful to foster classroom note-taking activities, assist students who have handwriting difficulties, and provide inspiration to teachers who want to create collaborative and creative writing activities for students. Guidance for educators and technology designers is also given.

Content Area: writing
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury
English Language Arts:
Math

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