Thursday, December 3, 2009

NPR Inc Releases DVD: Assistive Technology- Powerful Solutions for Success

After months of work I am proud to announce that my new Assistive Technology DVD- Assistive Technology: Powerful Solutions for Success is now available from my publisher, NPR Inc. To find out more click on the links.


Technology is not only having a profound impact on the way we live our lives, but also how we learn and access information. For students with disabilities, technology can make the difference between success and failure in general education environments. Assistive Technology (AT) provides a means to help students compensate for their disabilities while building upon their strengths. Utilizing the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this revised and updated DVD takes you into classrooms where AT solutions are being successfully implemented for students requiring:

  • auditory processing supports
  • fine-motor and writing supports
  • reading supports

Observe first-hand how hardware and software programs not only assist students in being more successful academically, but how AT empowers them to be more confident and independent learners.

How to use this DVD

  • If you are a principal or school administrator, use this DVD at faculty meetings to build the skills of your staff.
  • If you are a professor/instructor at a college or university, use this DVD to enhance your classroom instruction.
  • If you are a staff developer or trainer, use this DVD with new and/or experienced teachers.
  • If you are a classroom teacher, use this DVD as a resource for proven Assistive Technology solutions.
  • If you are a parent, use this DVD to better understand the value of Assistive Technology

The viewer will be able to:

  • Describe the value of Assistive Technology in helping students access the general education curriculum
  • Explain how Assistive Technology adheres to the theory of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • List a variety of hardware and software programs available for use as AT solutions
  • Identify specific AT devices and software programs to support students experiencing auditory processing, fine-motor, writing, as well as reading problems
  • Identify the five steps to successfully implement Assistive Technology
To find out more about the DVD click on the link.

One Sentence Summary Created with Context Organizer After months of work I am proud to announce that my new Assistive Technology DVD- Assistive Technology: Powerful Solutions for Success is now available from my publisher, NPR Inc.

 
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