Education Assistive Technology Device Matrix

Assistive Technology Device Matrix

Tailyn Gutierrez

SPD 560

Dr. Meyer

Assistive Technology Device Matrix Template

Identify Assistive Technology Device Discuss Potential Uses of theAssistive Technology Device Analyze Advantages of theAssistive Technology Device AnalyzeDisadvantages of theAssistive Technology Device Application of the Assistive Technology Device for Which Disorder(s) Application of the Assistive Technology Device to the Classroom (Inclusion, Resource, Self-Contained, or mix?)
Line paper Helps students practice writing procedure; restrict mechanical writing method Cheap to make and very easy for students to use. Practice writing. Writing procedure Inclusion
Photograph sheets Cognitive disorder assistance. Cheap to make and very easy for students to use. Some pictures may not be available. Relation between meaning and understanding. Resource
Conversation glossaries Issues with comprehension, meanings and spelling. Very petit and easy to carry. High tech and a little expensive. Relation between meaning and understanding. Resource
Symbol-supported text object Students who need help with writing. Moderately low-cost Practice limited cognitive ability for the learner Writing Resource
Language Students with language as a substitute. Can change to fit student’s needs. Can be very expensive. Language disorders Self-contained
Graphic organizers Motivates students to organize their feelings or thoughts. Assists students with transporting. Teachers should explain how and when to use them. Great to use for students with writing disorders. Inclusion
Portable word processors Helps students with the writing process. Very low cost and assists students learn the writing process. Teachers need to be trained in how to use these in order to assist the students effectively. Writing method/process Resource
Talking word processor devices Helps students understand written texts and get better in their conception. Very easy to use for both educators and students. Can be a little expensive because of its technology. It can also be personalized for each student to ensure progression. Writing method/process Inclusion
Enlargement devices Helps students with needs for enlarged words and/or pictures. Assists students with reading and give the ability to see the pictures, especially on digital PEC cards. It is student specific, thus has low usage. Assists students with reading issues. Inclusion
Color Acetate overlays Students with mild reading disabilities who experience stress due to clutter. Will lower picture tension and therefore increase reading fluency. It is student specific, thus has low usage. Assists students with reading issues or hard time looking at pictures. Inclusion


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