Assistive Technology and Special Education

Documents and Resources --- Kurzweil 3000 --- Dragon Naturally Speaking --- Premier Technologies --- Audacity---
Word Q and Speak Q --- Assistive Technology--- Allowable Accommodations ---

Special Education Documents and Resources


The Individual Education Plan (IEP) , A Resource Guide (2004)
IEP Samples
IEP 101 - Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Special Education, A Guide for Educators (2001)
Transition Planning: A Resource Guide (2002)
Education for All (2005)
Learning for All K-12 (Draft June 2009)
Growing Success - Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)
Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario - Supporting Students with Special Education Needs Through Progressive Discipline (2010)
Shared Solutions A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Education Needs
Special Education Companion - Characteristics, Strategies and Suggestions for a variety of exceptionalities
Links to the Ministry's Special Education Websites


Connections for Students - Resources Provided by School Boards and Autism Intervention Program Providers
Effective Educational Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007: Foundations ; Teaching and Learning; Communication and Behaviour; Tools and Techniques ; Appendices
Autism Ontario

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
LD Online
LD Resource Guide from the College Committee on Disabilities.

Other Resources

SNOW - Special Needs Opportunity Window
OTF - Teacher's Gateway to Special Education
Special Education terms shared by Mrs. D. Barbon at PDHS.
Ministry links for teachers
Ministry links and info for parents
The ABC's of Mental Health - A teacher resource provided by the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (Brock University)
[[file/view/AssistiveTechnology.pdf|AssistiveTechnology.pdf]] Assistive Technology (AT) to Support Students with Special Needs - Created by Janet Hopkins with funding from the Curriculum Foundation

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Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil Version 10.0 (Win) Self-directed course - http://www.setbc.org/setbc/curriculum/kurzweil_3000_self_directed.html
Kurzweil Basics - Using Kurzweil 3000.pdf
User's Guide - http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadapts/technology/software/k3000/kurzweil_guide.html
Video Tutorials - http://www.kurzweiledu.com/howto.aspx
A checklist to track student's knowledge and skills. Created by Kim Ryckman from the AMDSB. - kurzweil checklist.pdf
Kurzweil training curriculum developed by California community college faculty and staff - Kurzweil on HTCTU

Resource Services Library - Books available in Kurzweil format (and other media formats). Link to the about us page for more information about how to access these fabulous resources.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking: Training & Using Dragon Naturally Speaking.pdf - Dragon 5 syllable Training .mp3
Dragon training curriculum developed by California community college faculty and staff - Dragon on HTCTU

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Premier Technologies

Online training videos - http://www.readingmadeez.com/training/videos.html

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Download free recording software - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Documentation and Support
A number of Audacity video tutorials on YouTube.

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WordQ & SpeakQ

WordQ online tutorials - http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2140748/WordQ-2-Basic-Tutorial http://www.slideshare.net/marwoodmarg/word-q-lesson-1
SpeakQ tips - http://www.wordq.com/speakq_tips.html
Download 30 day trial - http://www.wordq.com/cgi-bin/download/download.pl

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Free Assistive Technology

From the Centre Of Literacy for Quebec ( http://www.centreforliteracy.qc.ca/ ) - Free Assistive Technology for People with Learning Disabilities.pdf

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Allowable Accommodations


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