Assistive Technology for General Education Teachers (2-3) Strategies to support use of assistive technologies by students with disabilities in general education classrooms.
SPLED 419 Assistive Technology for General Education Teachers (2-3)
This course will teach students the role of the general education teacher in supporting the use of assistive technology (AT) by students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Students will learn the role of the general education teacher in the AT process, including (as appropriate) how to identify student AT needs, obtain information on common AT applications and devices, make first-hand use of current AT solutions, and evaluate the use of AT to address specific student needs. Particular attention will be given to the use of AT to assist students with disabilities in reading, writing, math, communication, and the development of social skills. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of the general education teacher on the AT team, as well as issues of “scope of practice”, and the roles and responsibilities of the other licensed professionals on the AT team. Students will also be provided with resources and strategies for making use of state and national information resources and services related to AT.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: SPLED 400, SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.