ICT for Disabled Students

This prac has been filled with some exciting times in the world of ICT and how it opens many doors which would have been otherwise closes. A lot of people are talking about IWB or LED screens and IPads but in a special school ICT goes further than that.

I have witnessed ICT at my school, building confidence in disabled students who for the first time were able to use their hand held devices in which to communicate with other people.These students are non verbal and face many frustrating times when trying to communicate but by using Assistive Technology such as the Proloquo2Go: AAC In Your Pocket.This particular device brings joy and a sense of pride to non verbal students. The Proloquo2Go “brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use to the iPhone and iPod touch”(Autism Speaks). ICT is much more than an Ipad or IWB.

References:

Austim Speaks. (2016). Assistive Technology. Retrieved June 6, 2016 from https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/assistive-technology

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