(Oct. 26-Nov.1): Technology for Early Childhood Education and Communication

Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of technology supporting early childhood education and communication


Things To Do

  1. Review : Two PowerPoint Presentations

The PowerPoint presentations provide information on Technology for young children with disabilities and communication. Review the information, watch the videos and visit the websites in the presentations.

 

  1. Watch Video: Brian Kajiyama- Warrior

Read: Empowerment through Technology: Breakthrough with AAC

Brian Kajiyama is a wonderful instructor in the SPED department at University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has cerebral palsy. He uses a power wheelchair and DynaWrite to communicate. In the video and paper, you will see how AAC devices support him to communicate, participate, study, work, etc.

 

3.  Read: Visual Strategies

Using visual strategies can be effective for teaching students with disabilities, especially young children. Visual strategies give students information about their activities, prepare them for what will or will not happen, reduce the anxiety that comes from the unexpected, provide the structure for appropriate behavior and participation, and support communication and conversation. This article shows various types of visual strategies (e.g., schedules, calendars, task organizers) beneficial for many students with disabilities.

 

Assignments & Important Dates

Click here to download the PowerPoint I used for our f2f session last Saturday.

Complete Question #5 in the Weekly Reflection #2 (based on this week’s assignments)

Submit idea for your final project in Laulima. (Go Assignments-> Submit Idea for Final Project) by Oct. 30 (Fri). After receiving my feedback, please start working on the final project)

The Weekly Reflection #2 is due on November 1 (Sun) by 11:55 PM. Go to Laulima Assignment to submit your paper. To view some model responses and how they were scored, click here.