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  • Fair means that each person gets what they need in order to succeed.
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  • Assistive technology, as defined by The Family Center on Technology and Disability, is anything that helps a person with a disability do something s/he otherwise cannot to do. Assistive technology can be anything from a simple device, such as a magnifying glass, to a complex device, such as a computerized communication system. What is Assistive Technology?
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  • Besides enabling formerly disabled students, assistive technology is beneficial for all students Research shows students in the early and middle grades benefit in reading instruction as well as students with special reading needs when technology is used Studies show that students in technology rich environments show higher overall academic achievement, improved attitudes towards learning, and increased self-esteem
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  • Many free programs and resources available online Medicaid Grants
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  • Online spell checkers Audio calculators Text to speech programs Visual aids Computer based learning and review options
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  • The doctor writes a letter of medical necessity Describe the assessments given to determine the need Formal request of specific equipment Vendor ships AT device to individual Device is used Additionally- Schools are eligible to apply for Medicaid, these same steps should be followed
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  • Multiple grant programs can be found through the US Department of Education Small grants through civic organizations such as: Lions Clubs Junior League Rotary International Kiwanis International
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  • Assistive technology is useful and beneficial for all students Assistive technology does not need to be expensive By using technology, our school can diversify its population and better service its students
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  • Family information guide to assistive technology (2005-2006). Retrieved from http://www.fctd.info/resources/fig/index.htmlhttp://www.fctd.info/resources/fig/index.html. Grahame, K. (2006) The wind in the willows. New York: Signet Classics. Honey, M., Culp, K.M., & Spievogel, R. (2005). Critical issue: Using technology to improve student achievement. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlg y/te800.htmhttp://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlg y/te800.htm. Maes, A. Funding assistive technology through Medicaid. Retrieved from http://www.onlineconferencingsystems.com/dn/funding_ at/http://www.onlineconferencingsystems.com/dn/funding_ at/. Socol, I. (2009). Software collection. Retrieved from https://angel.msu.edu/section/default.asp?id=FS09%2DCE P%2D842%2D730%2D870191%2DEL%2D14%2D204&gotohttps://angel.msu.edu/section/default.asp?id=FS09%2DCE P%2D842%2D730%2D870191%2DEL%2D14%2D204&goto=.

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