Low Tech Assistive Technology

Low-tech communication tools allow people with speech, hearing or cognitive problems to communicate. They are generally not battery-operated or electrical and may include items such as a simple pen and paper for writing notes and portable image boards for communication. They are often used in the classroom.

Users can transmit their message by pointing to images, words, photographs, drawings, or letters on picture boards. The user’s hands, other body parts, eye gazing or a pointer held in the hands or lips can all be used to point.

Graphic Organizer

Learners can use graphic organizers to help organize their thoughts during the writing process. Graphic organizers are an excellent option for individuals with dysgraphia or other impairments of written expression.

Graphic organizers assist students in outlining a course of action. The graphic organizer may ask the writer to describe a situation, plot a timeline or do an alternative task in the preparation of the work.

Adaptive Pencils

Adaptive Pencils and Pencil Grips alter the shape, diameter or texture of writing equipment to assist kids with hand-eye coordination or fine motor control when writing.

They offer a simple, accessible alternative to the typical writing tool which provides a positive and successful writing experience for young learners with developing hand muscles or individuals with fine motor difficulties.

Tactile Ruler

The Tactile Ruler is four times finer than conventional rulers, measuring to 1/16th of an inch. Its precision enables blind and visually impaired pupils to better participate in an inclusive school setting.

The ruler is both effective and simple to use. It enables users to measure and draw at a much faster and more accurate rate. It’s a significant improvement over traditional Braille rulers.

Slant Board

Occupational therapists frequently utilize a slant board to help patients improve their handwriting skills. It is angled between 20 and 23 degrees, allowing forearm stabilization and a slight backward bend of the wrist.

Unlike traditional writing, this equipment encourages a more upright position, allowing for more free-flowing respiration. The slant board helps with body alignment and visual tracking. All of the information on the page is raised and in focus.

Visual Schedule

Visual schedules use graphics and pictures to show a learner the events taking place. They help people understand what to expect during each activity.

These schedules aid in the formation of bonds, the improvement of linguistic abilities and the development of independence. Visual timetables can be made in a variety of formats, allowing user interaction through checkboxes and card removal.