Assistive Technology

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Technology plays an important role in the process of rehabilitation and transition for learners with disabilities. Describe various assistive technologies for students with Hearing Impairment. With suitable example (case study) identify suitable assistive devices for that particular case and justify the reasons for your selection. By MAKUTU, C.B 201206460 MOKGOTHU, J.D 201205829 PANSIRI, G 201206435 MOREMEDI, O 201205394 SUBMITTED FOR; EFS 430 DUE DATE; 09-10-14 Introduction Technology plays a vital role in the educational achievement for learning process, rehabilitation and transition for learners with disabilities. The focus of the discussion we will on various assistive technologies for learners with hearing…show more content…
It is a personalized service and the goal is correction in society in the best possible way. It help in the bringing back the normal functioning of an individual to the fullest social, vocational, physical, mental, and economic usefulness of which an individual is capable of. More over rehabilitation decreases the cost of harm to the individual, organization and finally the community at large. There are three types of rehabilitation namely, medical, occupational and vocational. Assistive Technology (AT) which is also termed as adaptive technology refers to devices that are used to keep, increase or improve the useful capabilities of individuals who have disabilities. One may also…show more content…
Cochlear implants may help provide learners who are deaf to acquire hearing because of damage to their sensory hair cells in their auditory nerves. It is the most luxurious device as the learner goes through a surgery and has to go for regular medical check-ups. Advantages of Cochlear Implants are that it can enable one to hear talks and thus learn spoken language with comfort, particularly for those who have severe to profound hearing loss. After a surgery the student should go through speech training for some times in order to acquire speech. In addition after implantation, the learner may be able to use a regular telephone when otherwise not possible. The learner may have greater potential for incidental learning and it can bypasses the cochlea which is likely the source of deafness (Wendt, Raymond, & Lloyd, 2011). Disadvantages of Cochlear Implants are that the surgery is expensive and it might be not successful and the learner might go other surgery which may cause more complications and uncomfortable. In addition, it requests to be programmed which needs costs in travelling and

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