Instructional and Assistive Technology in Special Education

This is an open book questions and answers which is based on Module 1 and 2 Readings but if you have knowledge of this topic counts too. Please review every question I attached both Readings and videos just in case , questions are attached in the word doc below. 20 questions


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Chapter and Presentations*

  • Chapter 1 of the Textbook
  • Dell Chapter 1 Textbook PresentationActions

    Module 1 Nearpod Presentation with Activities  (Links to an external site.)(Nearpods are based on Chapter presentations and have added optional activities such as related videos, sites, and quizzes)


  • 15 Assistive Technology Tools  Resources For Students With Disabilities (Links to an external site.)
  • Teaching with Tech (Links to an external site.)
  • A Teacher’s Guide to AT (Links to an external site.)
  • AT: A K-12 Internet Resource



  • Dell Chapter 4 Textbook PresentationActions

    Module 2:UDL vs. AT Nearpod Lesson (Links to an external site.)     (Nearpods are based on Chapter presentations and have added optional activities such as related videos, sites, and quizzes)


  • 7 Ways to Introduce UDL in the Classroom (Links to an external site.)
  • (Links to an external site.):  Major site related to Universal Design for Learning
  • UDL Universal Design for Learning (UDL): What You Need to Know (Links to an external site.)
  • 5 Examples of Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom (Links to an external site.)
  • Reading Rockets review of UDL (Links to an external site.)



  1. Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said (Links to an external site.)
  2. Using Technologies to Support Diverse Learning Needs (Links to an external site.)
  3. Assistive Technology Myths. (Links to an external site.)



  1. The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty (Links to an external site.)
  2. Why We Need Universal Design | Michael Nesmith | TEDxBoulder (Links to an external site.)
  3. UDL At A Glance (Links to an external site.)
  4. Empowerment & Inclusion: Integrated Access Tool One (Links to an external site.)
  5. UDL: Principles and Practice (Links to an external site.)
  6. We need to talk about disability (Links to an external site.)
  7. Tips Strategies for Effective Differentiation Instruction.wmv (Links to an external site.)
  8. Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Simply Said (Links to an external site.)


At an IEP meeting, the team decided that Ramon needed an iPad to use at home to complete his homework.


Because it is used at home, based on FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education) the parents must pay for it.

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Question 2

“Assistive Technology Device” was first defined by the “Tech Act” which is the

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Americans with Disabilitites Act

Individuals with Disabilites Act of 1988 (PL 100-407)

None of the Above


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Question 3

To be fair, Mrs. Ramirez makes certain to use the same teaching approach/strategies for each of the students in her class.  She is holding


to the principles of UDL. 

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Question 4

The ______________________ extends protection to individuals with disabilities under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance; whereas the ___________________ is legislation that extends civil rights protection to all public places whether or not they receive federal funds 

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IDEA 1997; IDEA 2004

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;

Americans with Disabilities Act

IDEA 2004; IDEA 1997

Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act


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Question 5

Which legislative act FIRST required that the need for AT be reflected on a student’s IEP?

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004

Individuals with Disabilities Act 1997


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Question 6

With respect to UDL, which of the following is true about teaching 

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Teachers need to be aware that many learners have unique needs and that he/she should create instruction from the start to best meet the needs of all types of learners

To keep instruction less confusing, it is best to use a single source such as a textbook for teaching

It is best to use a standard curriculum and remediate students once you find out they are not succeeding.

Students with disabilities in the same category all learn the same way


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Question 7

Which of the following represent all mid tech tools?

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switch-operated toys, calculator, electronic dictionary

bar magnifier, mini-light for books, iPod

pencil grips, keyguard, rubber stamps

iPad, computer, Apps, laptops


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Question 8

 ________________________ focuses more on preparing the student for the environment; whereas ______________________ focuses more on preparing the environment for the student (Select only one answer.  Find the correct answer in which the first term goes in the first blank and the second in the second blank.)

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Universal Design for Learning: Assistive Technology

Adaptive Services: Assistive Technology

Universal Design for Learning: Adaptive Service

Assistive Technology: Universal Design for Learning


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Question 9

The music teacher, Mr. Jimenez, modified a French horn so that a student with disabilities could use it.  Even though it was a modified object, it is still considered an assistive technology based on IDEA’s 1988 definition.  

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Question 10

Mrs Amari, the social studies teachers, allows her students to demonstrate what they have learned about Abraham Lincoln by either preparing a Nearpod presentation, creating a Biopoem on Storybird about Lincoln, or taking a test.  Which part of UDL does this demonstrate.

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None of the choices

Provide Multiple Methods of Presentation

Provide Multiple Methods of Engagement

Provide Multiple Methods of Action and Expression


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Question 11

The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) suggests that teachers should design instruction for the lowest functioning students, then develop more advanced lessons for average learners and more advanced yet for higher functioning learners.

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Question 12

Curb cuts and automatic doors are examples of Universal Design for Learning.

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Question 13

The SETT framework is used to ____________________________.

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to determine if the school is following the laws with respect to providing students with disabilities technology

provide an assessment process to determine which technology might be useful for a particular student

determine the cost of a piece of technology

teach the teacher how to use a piece of technology


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Question 14

The foundation of Universal Design for Learning is to minimize barriers and maximize learning through __________________

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 multiple and varied methods of presentation

multiple and varied methods of student engagement

All of the choices

multiple and varied methods of expression of learning


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Question 15

Which of the following is NOT true related to Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction

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UDL and differentiated instruction overlap in that they share the goal of reaching as many students as possible.

The concept of differentiated instruction grew out CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

UDL is a theoretical framework for the design of curricula

Technology can support both differentiated instruction and UDL-based instruction


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Question 16

An interactive whiteboard connected to a computer or iPad allows for multiple means or representation more so that the standard chalkboard or whiteboard.

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Question 17

Which of the following is NOT true about AT and students with disabilities

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Whenever possible, the student should be involved in the AT selection

Recommendations for AT assessments should be based on data collected during the assessment

If a student with disabilities is educated in an inclusive classroom, AT is not required to be considered for that student on his/her IEP

AT needs should be reassessed anytime changes in the student, the environments, and/or the tasks results in the student’s needs not being met.


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Question 18

Even with use of UDL in the classroom, some students with disabilities will need highly specialized AT devices.

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Question 19

Which of the following is NOT true related to mulitple means of action and expression

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allowing students the option to create an essay using text-to-speech  is an example of this UDL principle 

allowing students the option to create a video to highlight facts about mammals is an example of this UDL principle 

Many of the same technologies used to support the UDL principle of multiple means for representation also support the principle of multiple means of expression and action.

Handwriting a paper only to demonstrate knowledge is representative of an effective UDL approach for most students.


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Question 20

An advantage to mobile technologies such as the iPad is

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All are advantages

They are fast in that they don’t take a long time to start to use once turned on

The touch interface makes navigating around the device simple

They are easy to learn how to use, more so than a computer

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