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Making it Work: Technology for inclusion into mainstream settings

Session 
4.1b
Personal experience
  • Chris Arden Jones
  • Diane Pike
Summary

In this session we will present a case study which charts the successful inclusion of a child with quadriplegic cerebral palsy through his local mainstream settings of Nursery, Infant and Junior School. We will:

  • Look at the progression from low- to high-tech solutions, developing the use of both AT and AAC which has enabled him to successfully interact with the mainstream curriculum
  • Chart the progression of his access to technology, including the use of scanning, The Grid 2 Computer Control to eye-gaze technology
  • Discuss strategies to develop functional communication in real and meaningful contexts, including the use of Skype
  • Outline the level of support required for school staff and how this has been delivered. 
Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
Child
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Primary school
Transition
Mainstream