Assisstive Technology

Exceptional Persons-Christina Neil

EVO PEN

An evo pen fits well in the palm of a hand. This can be used for students who don't have very developed fine motor skills.

price: $7.95 http://www.thewritingpenstore.com/p-198-evopen-refillable-pen-blue-ink.aspx?gclid=CPGDpZTnyMICFQmNaQodNj0Aqg

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EXERCISE BALL

An exercise ball can be used for students who struggle sitting still or focusing.

-behavior problems

-impulsivity

-hyperactivity

Price: $5.00 at Walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/12167836?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000148190&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40331784872&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=78293917832&veh=sem

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SILLY PUTTY

Students who struggle focusing can fiddle with silly putty to keep them on track and occupied.

Price: $ 0.85 at ToysRUs
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23769616&cagpspn=plat_16740380&camp=PLAPPCG-_-PID16740380:TRUS&eESource=CAPLA_DF:23769616:TRUS

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THE MASTER FRACTION

This demonstrates the concepts of equivalency, reducing, proper and improper fractions, adding and subtracting common/uncommon denominators, and mixed numbers.


price: $17.49 http://www.eaieducation.com/Product/503599/The_Master%C2%AE_Fraction_-_Set_of_3.aspx


http://www.assistivetechnology.vcu.edu/files/mt/2/AT_Continuum_Generic10_06.pdf

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SPEAKING HOMEWORK WIZ

Automatic spelling correction for nearly 50,000 words
•Speaks 40,000 easy-to-understand definitions
•Handwriting animation teaches penmanship
•Models either manuscript or cursive writing
•Built-in word games


Price: $49.99

http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-KID240-Speaking-Homework-Wiz/dp/B00001ZUII


http://www.assistivetechnology.vcu.edu/files/mt/2/AT_Continuum_Generic10_06.pdf

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BIG KEYS

Big Keys can be used for students with underdeveloped motor skills, cognitive disabilities, or low vision.


Price: $125.00

http://www.gokeytech.com/big_keys_lx_keyboard.htm


http://www.assistivetechnology.vcu.edu/files/mt/2/AT_Continuum_Generic10_06.pdf

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KEYGUARD

-Ideal for individuals with motor skill problems.
  • -Frame handrest prevents accidental keystrokes
  • -Polished holes for smooth typing, Parkinsons
  • -Easy to attach and remove with Velcro strips
  • Price: $99.95

    http://www.amazon.com/Transparent-Keyguard-Keyboards-Keyboard-Included/dp/B00461G3KK/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1418857254&sr=8-14&keywords=keyguard

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    TOUCH WINDOW

    The purpose of the touch window is to allow the child to "navigate" and "interact" with the computer by touching the screen, rather than operating the mouse. Touch window/screen can be easily mounted on the computer monitor with the user simply touching the screen to replace mouse actions. The use of a touch screen can assist a student who experiences difficulty understanding the abstract relationship between the mouse actions and the resulting actions on the screen.


    Price: The Touch Window is available for Macintosh or Windows platforms from Edmark for approximately $335.00.

    http://www.specialed.us/autism/assist/asst16.htm

    Beneficial for students with physical, visual, or speech impairments, autism, etc.

    http://www.magictouch.com/assistivetech.html

    Price:

    http://www.assistivetechnology.vcu.edu/files/mt/2/AT_Continuum_Generic10_06.pdf

    TEXT-TO-SPEECH SOFTWARE

    Text to Speech (TTS) software allows you to have text read aloud to you. This is useful for struggling readers and for writers, when editing and revising their work. You can also convert eBooks to audiobooks so you can listen to them on long drives.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/125305/the-best-text-to-speech-tts-software-programs-and-online-tools/

    -Beneficial for students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, visual impairments or blindness, etc.


    Price: $39.99

    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/183502/Verbose-Text-to-Speech-Software-Download/?cm_mmc=CSE-_-Shopping-_-Software_and_Books-_-183502&Channel=Shopping&mr:referralID=ea5a1f74-8645-11e4-8d82-001b2166becc

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