Description of the Student and Area of Need
Equipment Implemented to Support the Student
The student also utilizes a Pulse Pen when taking notes during class. The pulse pen will record the teacher and any discussion taking place during class. The student can write key words as notes, which allows him to pay more attention to the teacher instead having his eyes on his paper taking notes. Then he can use his Pulse Pen to play back what was said during instruction. He can put his pen on key words in his notebook to skip to the part of instruction.
Rationale for Using the Technology with the Student
The YouTube video simulates what it is like to hear with hearing aids in the classroom with and without noise present. The video also simulates the difference between what it sounds like with and without using the FM system in the classroom setting.
Process Used to Obtain the Technology
By working with ESU and ATP/Education the student is able to use an FM system and Pulse Pen, temporarily, through the loan pool until our school district is able to purchase one for him. The FM system is fitted specifically for the student by an audiologist.