This TalkLD’s podcast features a one-on-one interview with Chad Downes, Assistive Technology Advisor at Amethyst Demonstration School, one of the provincial schools for students with severe learning disabilities (LDs), in London, Ontario. In this podcast, Chad discusses how students at Amethyst School use various types of assistive technology (AT) to become successful learners, which in turn has a positive impact on their self-esteem.
Hosted by: Lawrence Barns, President & CEO of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Note: You may listen to this podcast while you are on the LD@school website, or you may download to your portable audio player and listen while you are on the go.
The listeners’ guide below will prompt you to reflect on your practices relating to AT and student self-esteem. The guide includes pre-listening activities, listening activities, and post-listening activities, which can be completed individually or with a group of educators.