High Indicident Disabilities
For students with high incidence disabilities, assistive technology can make a difference regarding full inclusion.
Complete the IRIS module on full inclusion: Assistive Technology: An Overview. Then, put yourself in the shoes of Ms. Adelaide, who is faced with the challenge of understanding and implementing assistive technology to enhance the independence of students with disabilities in the classroom and their access to the general curriculum. Respond to the following discussion questions:
- Where is the first place you will visit to learn more about assistive technology?
- What is the first device you will seek to learn more about to implement in your classroom and why?
- What are the school’s responsibilities regarding assistive technology?
- What can you do to help you students fully succeed in their use of assistive technology to access the general curriculum?
Guided Response: Choose two peers who have posted a different perspective than you. Compare and contrast your views with those of your peers, citing pros and cons from each perspective. Support your points with at least one scholarly source that is cited and referenced according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Review the first device choice, and support your peersâ€™ AT selections by explaining additional ways they can be incorporated in a full inclusion class. What recommendations would you make to your classmates about helping students to use assistive technology to access the general curriculum?