Assistive Technology, Implementation Methods & Educational Resource Recommendations for Kids with Written Output Disorders digital download is a resource guide for parents and professionals working with students with educationally significant handwriting challenges that make it difficult/impossible for them to complete written schoolwork with paper and pencil.
Authors: Sue Ramin-Hutchison (Certified Teacher Consultant for Physically & Otherwise Health Impaired Students, Assistive Technology Support Specialist and Special Education/Section 504 Advocate) and Merri Domer (Special Needs Technology Consultant)
Digital download (120 page PDF) is delivered electronically immediately following payment.
This guide is appropriate for students with low average to above average intelligence who have conditions such as:
- Physical Impairments
- Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Learning Disabilities – including Dyslexia and Dysgraphia.
It contains a full continuum of assistive technology including equipment, software/apps, products and supports for kids, K-12, that allow them to complete all types of written schoolwork – even math, worksheets and advanced math and science!
The Assistive Technology, Implementation Methods & Educational Resource Recommendations for Kids with Written Output Disorders includes:
- the latest “best practice” solutions ranging from products to help kids improve their handwriting skills to the introduction of equipment and software/apps when a student’s handwriting is unable to be significantly improved through therapy/practice.
- the best classroom implementation methods – which really are the keys to making a smooth transition from traditional to technology-based methods for completing written schoolwork.
- All recommended assistive technology in this guide includes complete descriptions, website and ordering information.
- Purchasers of this guide will also be provided with the access codes for the authors’ internet “Guide Updates Page.” Periodically logging in to this page will always keep this resource guide current and up-to-date in the future, as the authors continually post new assistive technology information for students with written output disorders on this page as it becomes available.
Assistive Technology, Implementation Methods & Educational Resource Recommendations for Kids with Written Output Disorders
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Section 1: Who Should I Contact and What Should I Ask When Trying to Obtain Services and Equipment for Kids with Handwriting Disabilities
Section 2: How to Obtain Services and Assistive Technology for a Student with a Handwriting Disability at School: A Discussion About IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and ISPs
Section 3: “Low- Tech” Ideas to Assist Kids with Handwriting Disabilities
Section 4: “Low- Tech” Equipment Options to Help Kids Improve Handwriting Skills
Section 5: How to Tell When “Low- Tech” Solutions Are Not Enough
Section 6: “High- Tech” Equipment Options
Section 7: “High- Tech” Accessory Options
Section 8: Manufacturer’s Pre- Installed Accessibility Options
Section 9: Special Needs Software and App Recommendations
Section 10: Adapted Keyboarding Instruction and Software Recommendations
Section 11: Voice Recognition Recommendations
Section 12: Implementation Ideas for Special Needs Technology in the Classroom
Section 13: Funding Ideas for “High- Tech” Equipment and Software/Apps for “Handwriting- Challenged” Students
Appendix A: Individual Consultation Information and Request Form
Appendix B: Assistive Technology Implementation Plan Information and Form