Learning Technology for disabled and special needs

 
 

Connections Strategies

Learning Technology for disabled and special needs Whether you're a parent or caregiver looking for fun and engaging activities you can do at home, or an educator looking for classroom tools that motivate students with physical and cognitive disabilities to participate in a variety of activities, we offer a selection of tried and true activity starters. Best of all, AbleNet also offers the access products to ensure all students can participate in the fun!


  1. What types of games or activities are you planning?
  2. Does the activity device need to be switch accessible?
  3. Does the device (or switches) need to be positioned for proper use?

 

Common Situations

Situation 1
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I'd like to play BINGO with my class of special education students, and I want the activity to be accessible for all of them. Some students can hold the BINGO card and use a dobber, but others need switch access.

Situation 2
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At home, I'd like to help encourage my child with autism to communicate by identifying common items around the home - the refrigerator, the TV, her bedroom, etc. I need this to be fun and easy for everyone in the house.

Situation 3
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I have one student in class who has trouble reading the small print on our activity worksheets. I'd like to make it easy to accommodate his needs without changing all of the printed materials.

Situation 1

Learning Technology for disabled and special needs

I'd like to play BINGO with my class of special education students, and I want the activity to be accessible for all of them. Some students can hold the BINGO card and use a dobber, but others need switch access.

Applied Methodology

  1. BINGO game in a classroom of students with differing abilities
  2. Switch access for the randomizing device
  3. Mounting is not necessary

AT Solution

Learning Technology  all-turn-it spinner for disabled learning

All-Turn-It® Spinner The All-Turn-It spinner quickly adapts to BINGO or any other game
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wireless switch - Jelly Beamer

Jelly Beamer™ + wireless receivers Using the Jelly Beamer with ATI means you can pass the switch from student to student to encourage turn-taking
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Situation 2

Learning Technology for disabled and special needs

At home, I'd like to help encourage my child with autism to communicate by identifying common items around the home - the refrigerator, the TV, her bedroom, etc. I need this to be fun and easy for everyone in the house.

Applied Methodology

  1. Encourage communication
  2. No switch access necessary
  3. Easy mounting and positioning is important

AT Solution

single message communicator for disabled and special needs

TalkingBrix™ TalkingBrix are fun single message communicators that attach to any metal surface
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dual lock interlocking tape

Dual Lock Interlocking Tape Use the double sided tape (or Velcro® straps) for surfaces that are not magnetic.
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Situation 3

Learning Technology for disabled and special needs

I have one student in class who has trouble reading the small print on our activity worksheets. I'd like to make it easy to accommodate his needs without changing all of the printed materials.

Applied Methodology

  1. Read small print
  2. No switch access necessary
  3. No mounting necessary

AT Solution

magnifier for low vision

Boost™ Magnifier Boost is a portable, durable, and easy-to-use personal magnifier - ideal for classroom use
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