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CTE RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Adapted Pencils to Computers: Strategies for Improving Writing - Understanding the physical, sensory, and cognitive factors that have an impact on writing performance (pdf file 700kb).
- Together for Good in Maryland: Planning and Integrating Technology Accommodations in Schools – Technology to improve the education of students with disabilities in inclusive schools (pdf file 1mb).
- A National Trend: Universal Design for Instruction
This slide presentation outlines a collaborative approach for individuals working with both assistive and instructional technologies in support of universal design for learning. Developed by Denise DeCoste and adapted by CTE for the Maryland Accessibility Collaborative Regional Meetings.
- Special Education Technology, a slide presentation by Linda Tsantis and John Castellani, Johns Hopkins University
This slide presentation addresses issues surrounding use of assistive technology and outlines a role for using persuasive technologies for promoting its use among education practitioners. Delivered as a keynote for the Annual OSEP Technical Assistance Conference in January 2001.
- Emerging Reading and Writing Strategies Using Technology by John Castellani, Teaching Exceptional Children, May/June 2001, Council for Exceptional Children
Addresses issues for using technology in the reading and writing process. Tips and instructional strategies are provided along with resources to software and digital text archives.
- Assistive Technology: Considerations for Educational Programming - A Team Effort, Presented by TAM Cadre Members Christine Appert, John Castellani, and Margaret Bausch, ASPIRE & ILIAD IDEA National Resource Cadre 3rd Annual Winter Institute, January 2003
This slide presentation provides an overview of assistive technology around the major domain areas for students with disabilities.
- New Era for Accessibility of Educational Technology (Section 508) – explains Maryland’s accessibility regulation relating to technology-based instructional products (instructional software, on-line resources, and computer-based equipment). [Status Report, Winter 2002.
- Getting Help with Motor/Language Delays – provides resources and tips to help families of children with motor and/or language delays.
- Both Sides Now: A Teacher/Parent Perspective on Universal Access – A former art teacher in the public school system and parent of a child with a disability gives her perspective on universal access.
- Navigating Dynamic Display Communication Devices – Tips, tricks, and solutions to dynamic display communication devices (computer-based displays that change in response to the user’s input).
- Augmenting Communication AND Hearing the Message – Addresses the problem of missing the message when too much attention is paid to the augmentative supports.
- Progressing from Low to High Tech – Discusses how the use of picture symbols to visually support communication makes a huge difference for children with communication disorders.
- “Make & Take” Projects
- Simple Solutions for Grasping – Simple, inexpensive solutions to grasping everyday objects, which is sometimes difficult for small children and children with certain physical disabilities.
- A Book of Their Own – Instructions on how to create a book about children in your care using photo albums and a printer.
- Pocket-Sized Transition Book – Instructions on how to create a transition booklet for children with autism.
- Adapt-a-Mouse – A project to attach a single switch to a mouse. A single switch acts as the left mouse button and enables an individual with limited motor skills to access the computer and software
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