Still Learning…

I have learned that there is so much more to learn about assistive technology for students with disabilities.  Finding the tools is only one part of using AT in the classroom.  Getting approval, ammending IEPs, finding the funds, training staff and parents, and helping the students feel comfortable using the device, are all a part of the process for implementing AT into instruction.   

I have learned that there are many resources for instruction and technology related to the creation of a UDL classroom.  My favorite websites are Edutopia, LD Online, Pinterest, and Symbaloo.  Also, listening and reading the experiences of other educators can be enlightening and helpful in choosing what will work for your instruction and for your students.  There is a world of knowledge at the end of your fingertips!

For students with anxiety and attention disorders, you have to create an engaging, comfortable learning environment.  By focusing on their individual needs as early in the school year as possible, you can help these students reach their potential.