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Introduction to Assistive Technology for Teachers & SNAs in the Primary Classroom

Monaghan Education Centre – Primary School Teachers & SNAs Webinars X 2:

November 11th and 18th 2020
3.30 - 4.30 pm

Primary: Intro to Enable Ireland

  • Introduction to Assistive Technology:
  • What is Assistive Technology?
  • How can pupils benefit from Assistive Technology?
  • What kinds of Assistive Technology are available?

 Webinar 1: November 11th


  • iPads vs. Windows vs. chrome books
    Ergonomics – emphasis on getting screen height right, accessories.
    Overview of Alternative Keyboard and Mice
    To include large key keyboards and child friendly mice
    Brief look at alternative access – eyegaze and voice

Using the computer:

  • Keyboard familiarity (i.e. First Keys software, keyboard stickers)
    Online storage, particularly for iPads, Chromebooks

Software for literacy: (using programmes such as Clicker 8, Natural Reader, Penfriend, ClaroRead, Immersive Reader)

  • Reading (text to speech, picture support,
    Spelling/Grammar support
    Word prediction

Webinar 2: November 18th

 Software for Maths

  • Writing maths (Splash! City, Panther Math Paper etc)
    Maths Drill practice (number Shark, IXL, FlipMaths etc)

Software for organisation:

  • Mindmapping (inbuilt in software i.e. Clicker, or standalone i.e. Inspiration 

Apps for behaviour/sensory management

  • Turn taking
    Visual schedules
    Sensory monitoring apps

Course Details

Course Date 11-11-2020 3:30 pm
Course End Date 18-11-2020 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 24-09-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price FREE
Speaker Enable Ireland
Number Hours 2
Location Online

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