For many years now, assistive technology has provided a helpful hand to any person with disabilities. The Wikipedia definition of it is: Assistive technology is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. It is a popular classroom tool for teachers trying to enhance the learning experience for their special education students. But what if assistive technology could provide even more than basic help? Turns out it can!
First of all, due to their needs and requirements, it tends to be SEND students who receive the biggest benefits from classroom assistive technology. Not all of it is the same- it is actually grouped into two different categories: High tech and Low tech. Naturally, whereas low tech refers to the more basic technological devices, such as timers and flexible furniture, high tech is the more complex type. This can include interactive keyboards and power wheelchairs. Already, we begin to see just how useful assistive technology, particularly high-tech, can be to SEND students. So how exactly can it be used to empower them in classrooms across the world?