School: Kennedy Learning Center
Teaching youngsters with severe multiple impairments will present you with unique and distinctive challenges. It is important that areas around the classroom are accessible to everyone in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. These students need assistive technology to master simply tasks while in school. Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Some examples are: touch screen computers, screen readers, prosthetics, specialized keyboards, wheelchairs, timers, reading guides, seat cushions, FM listening systems, pencil grips, graphic organizers, or closed-captioning. In my classroom, there is a need to build the inventory of items for students to access the curriculum with success. With switches, touchscreens, and other adaptable hardware; students can reach their learning potential with ease.