#PatinsIcam Archive

A weekly half hour chat focused on improving access to education for PK-12 students through the use of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Assistive Technology (AT).

Tuesday November 13, 2018
8:30 PM EST

  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Welcome to tonight's chat! We value your time. IN educator? PGP cert link will be tweeted at the end! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Let's get ready to chat about Diverse Readers! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Who's here tonight? Please introduce yourself. Don't forget to include the #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:31 PM EST
    It's Time! #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Hi. Kelil from Indiana but tweeting from #OCALICON2018 2nite, a #PatinsIcam Specialist in ASD, Aspergers, SLD, Chrome Accessibility, AEM, AT Integration #autism
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Good Evening All, Julie's here (Orthopedic Access to Curriculum and AAC, AT Team Development) #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Good Evening! Daniel here, Director of @PATINSPROJECT, former SpEd Teacher, Behavior Therapist, A.T. Coordinator, and Paraprofessional! So happy to be here to chat about READING! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Welcome Kelli, Glad you can make it!! Say hi to OHIO #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @ksuding
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Jenna Ferguson aka Reptile Jenna back and ready to go. I am a special educator from Indiana! #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Hi All, Kelly from FL...great topic tonight👍🏼 #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    We will post questions as Q1, Q2, etc. Please tweet your response with A1, A2, etc. Don't forget to add the hashtag to each tweet or you will be talking to cyberspace! #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Glad ur back Reptile Jenna! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @punkspeced
  • NEATwithJamie Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Hi, IN! Jamie from CT. Reading is one of my favorite topics, so I HAVE to join #PatinsIcam!
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Welcome Kelly! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @kellygrillo
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:34 PM EST
    Q1: Q1: Describe what reading looks like to you. #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:34 PM EST
    hello, Bev Sharritt tweeting from Pendleton with a diverse array of reading materials strewn about me on the couch #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A1: Obvious reading looks like eyes facing toward text...which more often than not brings upon the "it's cheating" when thinking of accommodations. However, it looks like me driving in my car and accessing auditory text via audiobooks. #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A1: “reading” to me “looks” like someone or something decoding information and assimilating it into existing knowledge/information. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A1: Pure Pleasure #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A1: Reading is with my ears for sure!!! At an ungodly speed, my Ss say it sounds like a different language🤣#PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:36 PM EST
    Q2: What is your definition of reading. #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:36 PM EST
    ding looks like a book in my hand to me. I still like the feel of a book. I also enjoy reading the paper newspaper but sometimes I read the news online. #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A1: Fun as a relaxing hobby. Hard work with multiple means of digesting the text when reading for content. #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A2: I strongly believe in the Int. Lit. Assoc. def. of literacy: “Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, compute, and communicate using visual, audible, and digital materials across disciplines and in any context.” https://t.co/bScIdPBK8i #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A2: ILA def: Literacy is the ability 2 identify, understand, interpret, create, compute, & communicate using VISUAL, AUDIBLE & DIGITAL materials across disciplines & in any context. https://t.co/gmI6fkUNLU #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A1: For pleasure are Ed reports with accessible tags & text 👍🏼 #PatinsIcam
  • NEATwithJamie Nov 13 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A1: My idea of reading has certainly expanded since I started working with #AssistiveTech. I think of it as receiving (by eyes, ears, fingers) recorded information (in print, audio, Braille). #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Gathering information or entertainment via words or symbols or sounds #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A1: Reading is taking in knowledge from a text/audio. It looks like many different things. #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Reading looks like a book in my hand to me. I still like the feel of a book. I also enjoy reading the paper newspaper but sometimes I read the news online. #patinsicam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Q3: What is tactile reading? #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Well said. Glad you are here @NEATwithJamie #PatinsIcam It DOES change when it becomes somewhat on your front door step.
    In reply to @NEATwithJamie, @NEATwithJamie
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A2: Reading to me is....Consuming accessible information to broaden knowledge centers in the brain for later actionable use... #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A3: Tactile reading could be reading braille, reading tactile graphics, reading physical objects or manipulatives, etc. #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A3: Using touch to read braille or tactile symbols #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A3: Braille is a type of tactile reading. Ss with significant disabilities may be reinforced of text with tactile objects of 3D objects or textures that will allow them to experience the reading & assist in comprehension. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A2: Mine is a way to learn more about the world and to use ones imagination to drill deeper into the pages of literature. No matter how it is acquired. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A3: I am stretching a bit here, Braille, 3-D popup books, books with textures and shapes. #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Ah yes... 3D pop-up books! I'm not sure that's that much of a stretch! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @JulieHKuhn
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Q4: How can teachers support tactile readers? #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A4: T can have specialized format Braille for Ss in a TIMELY manner. (same time as peers) Tactile books can be created to support learning. This can be done with 3D objects/textures within the reading. #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A2: Reading to me is making meaning from content. That content can come from many different forms. #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A4: One big thing Ts can do is to make sure that braille textbooks & materials identified and ordered as far in advance as possible! This can take months sometimes. Use the ICAM web portal to order: https://t.co/3ayUgBRVvJ #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A3: In science tactile reading for all learners is experiencing the content and gaining a broad understanding of language in use, hence why labs are vital to learning science. #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A3: Reading by touch. #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A4: getting materials to a transcriptionist in a timely manner, being creative with tactile representation. Close their eyes and imagine. #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A3: Tactile reading is reading with the sense of touch! #PatinsIcam
  • jconti281 Nov 13 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Jen Conti tweeting & eating in New Albany after talking with amazing pre service teachers #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Perfect! #PatinsIcam
    • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:40 PM EST
      A3: In science tactile reading for all learners is experiencing the content and gaining a broad understanding of language in use, hence why labs are vital to learning science. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A4: Provide materials and opportunities #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A4: The ICAM provides braille and large print for qualified students. The IERC provides tactile graphics. #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:42 PM EST
    #PatinsIcam
    • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:42 PM EST
      A4: The ICAM provides braille and large print for qualified students. The IERC provides tactile graphics. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Q5: Q5: What is auditory reading? #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
    https://t.co/3ayUgBRVvJ #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @ss4122
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
    A5: using the auditory channel to read via recorded voice or electronic voice #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
    A5: Reading w one’s ears is very different that just listening. It’s very involved and complex and can often be much more complex than visual reading. It has to be taught explicitly, not just assumed that an audio book given to a S will solve all issues instantly. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
    A5: Listening to books but may also have visual cues, such as highlighted words and sentences/paragraphs. #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Contact ICAM so they can get you your accessible materials. Or like my elementary teacher you can cut peas in half 🙈 #PatinsIcam
  • jconti281 Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A5: reading with your ears👂👂#PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A5: I define it as reading with your ears. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    I like this. Same is true for Communication Systems. #PatinsIcam
    • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
      A5: Reading w one’s ears is very different that just listening. It’s very involved and complex and can often be much more complex than visual reading. It has to be taught explicitly, not just assumed that an audio book given to a S will solve all issues instantly. #PatinsIcam
  • NEATwithJamie Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A1: Reading can also be interpreting art (graphic novels, paintings, etc.). It can also be figuring out body language and facial expressions. Is it bad that I’m stuck on Q1?#PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Yes! Could be human recorded voice OR synthesized voice and BOTH have their place! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @BevSharritt
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A5: Auditory reading often referred 2 as reading with your ears. I HIGHLY suggest that we ALWAYS connect that term 2 "auditory reading" 2 advocate 4 change of lang & acceptance 4 accommodations for Ss especially written in their IEP. MODELING is a powerful movement. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Q6: How can teachers support auditory readers? #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A6: Ts can ID Ss reading strengths w/a tool like uPAR, ID needed formats in IEPs, order needed accessible dig. text and/or audio as specialized formats of textbooks & core materials, and teach all Ss ways of utilizing Text To Speech on the devices they already have. #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5: Using your ears to access the knowledge a book or audio file has to offer! #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A6: make text and tools available for them to read auditorily, public library downloads, providing text to speech tools that may also combine auditory with visual (highlighting) #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A6: Audio formats all instructional materials. Also by classroom discussions as to how we ALL retain info in different ways.This can create a culture of acceptance & nonjudge w in the classroom. Ss often will not use their accommodations if feel like they look diff. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A6: Provide materials and opportunities and earbuds. #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:46 PM EST
    So many things need to be taught thoughtfully/explicitly. It is easy as an educator to forget what our students don't know. #PatinsIcam
    • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:44 PM EST
      I like this. Same is true for Communication Systems. #PatinsIcam
      • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:43 PM EST
        A5: Reading w one’s ears is very different that just listening. It’s very involved and complex and can often be much more complex than visual reading. It has to be taught explicitly, not just assumed that an audio book given to a S will solve all issues instantly. #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6: By giving audio books, using software such as Snap and Read to make all things digital accessible! #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6: The ICAM provides audio formats for qualified students. Learn more on our website! https://t.co/uusU9tTS2G #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6: model, Model, MODEL! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:48 PM EST
    Q7: What is visual reading? #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A7: Visual reading is probably what much of the general public typically thinks of first as “reading.” It’s using one’s eyes as the initial way of decoding information/symbols. #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A7: Visual reading is decoding the text with ur eyes and make meaning of what u are decoding/reading. #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A7: Decoding and comprehending visual information. #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A7: I define it as reading with your eyes. #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A6: Systematic, research-supported graphic organizers that the teacher shapes. Then doing something WITH the information— the graphic tool isn’t the end-point it’s the beginning 👍🏼 #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:50 PM EST
    It made a big difference for my daughter when her dad and I read Harry Potter aloud while taking boat rides. She became really engaged as a life long lover of reading. #PatinsIcam
  • punkspeced Nov 13 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A7: Visua Reading is the ‘reading’ everyone thinks of. Using your eyes to decode a text. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A7: Reding with eyes, may be accompanied by tactual and auditory cues. I whisper to myself or interact with characters when I visually read. #PatinsIcam
  • neal_at Nov 13 @ 8:51 PM EST
    We R constantly looking 4 times when we can incorporate #3D & tactile materials with Ss reading. Math, science & social studies often are written so visually that our BLV Ss could miss out on key concepts. When introduced we find ALL learners gravitate towards them. #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @ksuding
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A7: using the visual channel to read via words symbols or pictures #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:51 PM EST
    Welcome Neal! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Q8: What are your favorite resources to go tofor reading materials for tactile, auditory and visual readers? #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A8: Allowing Ss access to the text if being read aloud to in a group. Having the ability to track the words and follow along will improve comprehension skills. Also, make sure u have your CLOSED CAPTIONS on all videos. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Q9: How can teachers support visual readers? #PatinsIcam
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A7: Visual Reading can be tracking with another person reading text if students are so dysfluent that it labors the process, this is a great scaffold when building in grade level fluency. #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A8: adjusting font, spacing, size, colors, filters. Allowing students to determine optimal positioning of materials. Sometimes masking for distractions, or highlighting to help with tracking #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A8: Ts can ensure that font, contrast, background color, font size, are all adjustable, even for more “traditional” visual readers! All learners have preferences and those preferences can change from day to day. Give Ss control of those settings. #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A9: In Indiana, I feel the most valuable resource for reading materials in specialized formats is our Indiana Center for Accessible Materials aka: ICAM https://t.co/xtEH5ItVwu #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A8: Read books out loud, act them out, and create visual aids. #PatinsIcam
  • BevSharritt Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A9: Tarheel Reader website is a great tool to quickly make your own books that are instantly visual/audio/switch accessible. They also are accessible on a braille display. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A8: Supporting visual readers: Provide materials and opportunities and a cozy place to sit #PatinsIcam
  • PATINSSandi Nov 13 @ 8:54 PM EST
    Dysfluent is a new word for me, but it is so perfect! #PatinsIcam
    • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:52 PM EST
      A7: Visual Reading can be tracking with another person reading text if students are so dysfluent that it labors the process, this is a great scaffold when building in grade level fluency. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:54 PM EST
    Love this term! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @PATINSSandi
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:55 PM EST
    So glad ur here @neal_at #PatinsIcam 3d objects SO important for ALL subjects.
    In reply to @neal_at, @neal_at
  • NEATwithJamie Nov 13 @ 8:55 PM EST
    Multi-sensory reading is really the best kind of reading. Improves fluency, comprehension, decoding, engagement. Invite the information to reach the brain through multiple channels. #PatinsIcam
    • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:50 PM EST
      A7: Reding with eyes, may be accompanied by tactual and auditory cues. I whisper to myself or interact with characters when I visually read. #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Q9: What are your favorite resources to go tofor reading materials for tactile, auditory and visual readers? #PatinsIcam
  • ss4122 Nov 13 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A9: My favorite is the ICAM Center! #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Yes! And... I really believe that they have different purposes for many learners who are reading with their ears! #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @NEATwithJamie, @BevSharritt
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Jamie, Do you have other examples of Multi-Sensory reading? #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @NEATwithJamie
  • jconti281 Nov 13 @ 8:57 PM EST
    A8: A2E conference! Our speakers are sharing the latest and greatest resources they use in the classroom everyday. Register today! https://t.co/kBwiQHdo9T #PatinsIcam
  • danielgmcnulty Nov 13 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Yes, Yes, Yes! Get registered and bring a friend for Access to Education 2018 Conference in Indianapolis ASAP! #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:58 PM EST
    Share ways you have spread your passion for reading, even if you have not always loved reading. #PatinsIcam
  • ksuding Nov 13 @ 8:58 PM EST
    Mic drop. #PatinsIcam
    In reply to @NEATwithJamie
  • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:58 PM EST
    A9: I’m a believer in honoring the learner, smart lady taught me this....thus I allow my Ss to lead me with tools they favor & master, I create the environment that all is welcomed! I also show off the tools I need to access text without apologizing 👍🏼 #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:59 PM EST
    This is fantastic!! #PatinsIcam
    • kellygrillo Nov 13 @ 8:58 PM EST
      A9: I’m a believer in honoring the learner, smart lady taught me this....thus I allow my Ss to lead me with tools they favor & master, I create the environment that all is welcomed! I also show off the tools I need to access text without apologizing 👍🏼 #PatinsIcam
  • JulieHKuhn Nov 13 @ 8:59 PM EST
    This concludes tonight's chat. Thanks for participating! #PatinsIcam