This video discusses the concept of Partner Assisted Scanning, which involves a partner either verbalizing options or using a switch to run through each choice. The presenter recommends giving the same amount of wait time for all choices when presenting a student with a list of options. They provide an example of asking the student to brainstorm animals that might want to drive a bus, with the added complexity of having each animal’s name start with the letter “P”. The words are written and put into a chart, and the student is asked to hit the switch when they hear the animal they want. The presenter emphasizes the importance of giving the same amount of time for a response for each option to be fair. They conclude by encouraging viewers to have fun with the activity.
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The Special Education Technology Center (SETC) provides training, an assistive technology lending library, and consultation services to help connect parents and educators with appropriate assistive technology to support preschool through 12th grade students with disabilities. We provide coaching to districts on the use of accessible technology tools to increase engagement in curriculum and instruction. SETC’s work integrates AT and accessible tech with statewide initiatives, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). https://specialedtechcenter.com/