Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is very interesting because it encompasses many aspects many would not consider large assets. Many students use assistive technology even from the early age of preschool and some continue with this for the rest of their life. When assistive technology is mentioned, usually people solely consider things such as wheelchairs or communication devices. I think that it goes much further than communication and ambulatory functions, and can be used in many more aspects. Students struggle greatly with tactile functions which is another area assistive technology comes into play. Pieces of technology can help students with these fine motor skills to gain more control over daily activities such as using scissors or writing something down. Assistive technology has become a necessity in the classroom setting as well as everyday life. Individuals need these tools to strengthen commonalities in everyday life.

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