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Strategies used in Teaching

Children with Special Needs


SPED 12 ICT AND
SPED
Integrates Technology in
teaching different learning
areas in SPED
THE USE OF ICT IN
SPECIAL EDUCATION
TO BRING BETTER
LIFE TO
 What is Special Education?
Special Education is a term used to describe a
wide range of supports and programs for students who
need different teaching methods or special equipment
to allow them to be successful in school.
Sometimes Special Education support involves a
different way of teaching; sometimes it means a student
will get extra time for writing tests or special equipment
to help them with their school work. In a Special
Education program, students may be placed in separate
classes for all or part of the day, or stay in their regular
class with support from an educational assistant.
The most important thing to remember is that
Special Education is intended to help the child
succeed in school.
 Special Education
 every pupil/child should have the right for
equal Education
 Pupils who for various reasons will not be able
to acquire knowledge through regular forms of
education are entitled to Special Education
 Adults are also entitled to Special Education
ICT and Possibilities
 ICT is meant to create new possibilities
for disabled persons!
 Our imagination are the only limit
 ICT can lead to enormous improvements
of quality of life
 It is very important that the equipment is
modified to the individual’s specific needs
Pupils use ICT as a support for their learning
because of:
 Learning problems
 Reading-and writing-problems
 Physical disability
 Communication difficulties
 Concentration difficulties
 Activating co-operating with others
Special equipment
Different type of software:
 Word processor, with different functions
 Learning software
 Compensating software
 Software for communications
 Software for activity
Software for different use:
 Word : *Making shopping lists with “Word
Pictures”
 *Making stories with symbols
 Communication software (Talking Screen):
Using symbols combined with synthetic
speech, to express single words or
sentences
 Learning Software: to teach counting, basic
concepts and so on
 Activation software: memory games,
puzzles, interactive games an so on
Inspiring lives-Teacher’s
 Eric: pupil in second class
 Fully integrated in a normal class
 Has no speech
 Cerebral palsy, big motor problems,
spastic
 Very motivate for school
 Got his first computer when he was
three years old, both in
Kindergarten and in his home.
 Started with a single switch –two
switches –Intellikey.
 Soon we will start with headmouse
 He has also a Tufftalker
 12 hours with Teacher of Special
Education, the rest of the school
day: Support Staff for Special
Needs.
 Most of the time together with his
class
Serina: pupil in the secondary
school, loves to work with
ICT
 Difficulties to express herself
verbally and fine motor
problems
 Fully activated in school
 Got her own computer one
year ago, both in school and
in her home
 The purpose of using ICT for
Serina
 To improve her
communicational skills, both
verbally and written
 Allow her to become more
independent
 Increase her control of her
own daily life
Conditions for successful
 The students has to be highly motivated
 The teacher has to be enthusiastic
 The teacher has to be committed to the
task
 A social network must be able to educate
the student about the software and
equipment
Conditions for successful
 The equipment has to be adjusted to the
individual needs
 The software has to be adjusted and
motivating
 It is necessary that the student receives
as many hours of education as needed
 The student should be able to borrow
whatever she/he needs through the
Facility Central