Counseling Psychology and Special Education
 

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Principles and applications in using assistive technology to improve the education and communication skills of students with disabilities.
CPSE
463
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmission to special education program or instructor's consent; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining CPSE 463
Course Outcomes: 

Cultural and linguistic differences

Effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development.

Characteristics of culture

Characteristics of one's own culture and use of language and the ways in which these can differ from other cultures and uses of languages.

Communicating among cultures

Ways of behaving and communicating among cultures that can lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding.

Augmentative and assistive communication strategies

Augmentative and assistive communication strategies.

Language development and listening comprehension

Impact of language development and listening comprehension on academic and non-academic learning of individuals with disabilities.

Communication and social interaction alternatives

Communication and social interaction alternatives for individuals who are nonspeaking.

Strategies to support and enhance communication skills

Use strategies to support and enhance communication skills of individuals with exceptional learning needs.

Communication strategies and resources

Use communication strategies and resources to facilitate understanding of subject matter for students whose primary language is not the dominant language.

Instructional and assistive technology

Incorporate and implement instructional and assistive technology into the educational program.

Appropriate adaptations and assistive technology

Use appropriate adaptations and assistive technology for all individuals with disabilities.

Assistive technologies

Use and maintain assistive technologies.

Monitoring for errors in oral and written languages

Teach individuals with disabilities to monitor for errors in oral and written language.

Alternative and augmentative communication systems

Plan instruction on the use of alternative and augmentative communication systems.

Technology plan

Develop and use a technology plan based on adaptive technology assessment.