There is not a place you can go, in this day and age, where you don’t see somebody aged 2 and counting using some form of technology. Typically, this is an app on an iPad or a cell phone, but this may be too high for students with multiple disabilities. Apps can be used, but sometimes finding ones that are both age and developmentally appropriate can be a challenge. Toys can also be included in the area of technology – but toys that are age appropriate may not meet the students where they are developmentally, so adaptations may need to be made. Depending on the form of communication, low tech or high tech can be introduced. This presentation will look at the use of technology with students that have multiple disabilities.
- Participants will be able to take away ways to incorporate technology with their students who have multiple disabilities.
- Participants will be able to determine appropriate apps for the iPad.
- Participants will learn ways to adapt toys/other items using technology
Tara graduated from the University of Arizona (UofA) with her Undergraduate degree in May 2011. She went back to complete the VI program at the UofA, graduating in December 2013. She began working at the Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) in January 2014. She has taught both Elementary Ed. (K-4) and Preschool students and is currently teaching in a PK classroom. Since she started 7 years ago, she’s worked with students that have multiple disabilities, including students with a dual sensory loss.