Classroom Aids for ASD
Assistive Technologies Used in the Classroom
It is s a compact eye tracker that enables people with physical disabilities to control a Windows computer with their eyes.
The Pico Genie Impact
Portable smart projector. Play content from your favourite video streaming app directly from the projector with the built-in Android 7 OS alternatively screen mirror your phone’s screen. It is suitable for either Android and Apple devices or other brands of phones supporting screen mirroring the Pico Genie Impact 3.0 projector is a perfect addition for use in the classroom. https://youtu.be/cOh3qHFcFAo
will show a favorite learning movie if specific buttons are pushed. Since visual repetition is a favorite activity for children who enjoy seeing expected results, inexpensive children’s versions of MP4 players and now entering the classroom with some young autistic trend setters. These cheap electronic toys are used as classroom aids, and for the purpose of skyrocketing the child’s popularity at recessMP4 players will hold photos, play learning movies, and allow for voice memo’s to be taken.
A low tech writing support: graphic organizers.
Take a writing utensil and a blank sheet of paper and a student can be taught how to organize their thoughts before they write. There are so many different ways this can be used from outlining to bubble maps, etc. There is software out there that can pre-design these for students and then add their content to the organizers.
FM Listening Systems
Talking Word Processors
Talking Word Processors are writing soft- ware programs that provide speech feed- back as the student writes, echoing each letter as it is typed and each word as the spacebar is pressed. These programs often include other assistive features such as word prediction and spell check.
Schkidules visual schedules - Sensory Expansion Pack
Portable Visual Schedule
Trifold Literacy/Choice Board
Literacy Learning Cube
This book can be used in the classroom to assist students in learning the targeted vocabulary pictures/words
, identifying sight words in a sentence, and answering questions. Adapted books keep students engaged in reading by allowing them the opportunity to take turns finding the correct pictures to match words in the book. These books are motivating to students and they encourage class participation.
The sandwich chart
The sandwich chart can assist students with paragraph writing. The sequence chart can help with narrative writing and the ordering of events. The sense chart is designed for descriptive writing, where writers are prompted for terms that characterize and express an item. Dozens of other sample charts exist and can help students with virtually any type of writing. The sandwich graphic organizer help students structure their writing projects and make it easy to classify ideas and communicate.
Phonetic Spelling Software
D2L Brightspace Accessibility
Special Needs My Communication Cards for Special Ed, Speech Delay Non Verbal Children and Adults with Autism 27 Flash Cards for Visual Aid or Cue
Word prediction tools
2 Sided Magnetic Board
Bifold Portable Fabric Schedule
Single 4" Fabric Literacy Strip
Portable Bi-Fold Communication Folder
Portable Visual Schedule
Other Adapted Books
Switch-Adapted Learning Toys
CoreVoice can make any phone or tablet an SGD. It was designed by a speech pathologist to assist a variety of speech needs and the screen-based format allows an impressive amount of flexibility in set up and adaptation for individuals across the ASD spectrum. There are nine pre-made boards built into the app, plus one that can be customized for your particular needs.
work using radio broadcast technology. With a transmitter microphone and a receiver, the teacher and student can maintain a consistent sound level regardless of distance and background noise. Additionally, ASHA notes that the hearing aid microphone can be turned off, so the student can concentrate on the teacher alone.
Galagee Pen or
Pencil Weights Kit
Handwriting Aid for Children, Elderly or Special Needs - Assists The Individuals with Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Integration Issues
Twin Talk Communicator
Word prediction software
can help students think through what they are writing and help with their spelling and grammar at times. Not to mention the software we use every day in word processing that helps us with our spelling and grammar