Monday, October 17, 2011

New Steps Toward Technology

In the article, Disabled Bodies, Able Minds: Giving Voice, Movement and Independence to the Physically Challenged, Diane Curtis explains the new technology that have helped physically challenged children make a difference in their studies. It was interesting to read this article and watch the short video because it is amazing to see how technology can benefit everyone.

Physically challenged children are given the ability to communicate through computers and other technological devices. These devices can help them learn, do homework, and even communicate with their peers or their teacher. These high assitive technological devices have really given physically challenged children a away to feel successful in their learning.

I believe this is great for students because we can help them communicate their needs through devices that fit their desires. Since technology plays such a major role in our society today, we are giving all students the chance to learn and develop to their fullest potential. These devices that are created for each individual are astonishing to see because they can work with the slightest movement. I think special education teachers need to become more educated on the devices out there and inform the parents because these students have seemed to really excel in their studies through these devices.

Technology is making a pathway for itself by creating a way for all people to be able to use different sorts of technology.

Curtis, D. (2005, February 2). Disabled Bodies, Able Minds: Giving Voice, Movement, and Independence to the Physically Challenged. Edutopia. Retrieved October 17, 2011, from


  1. Danielle,

    I agree that by giving students this chance that it will lead to them being greatly successful in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. If teachers are not able to communicate with students it will make it hard for them to be able to assess and provide what the student needs on a daily basis. I also think that every teacher needs to become educated on all these devices since they can be used for any number of disabilities not only in the special education classroom. I think that you made some great points about how it will excel the students education.

  2. I agree that providing students with assistive technology to help them speak is a great asset to the students learning process. It also provides them with an equal ground for education to a degree. It also gives them confidence that they are being understood by their peers and the teacher, giving them a confidence they may not have had before.