Leveraging AI and Chat GPT: Advancing Our Work Through Technology

Welcome to FND'S Presentation on AI and
How We Can Use It In Our Work

What is AI, and how can we use it in the education system to assist students with disabilities?

AI tools, like OpenAI’s Chat GPT and AI-generated videos, can serve as invaluable resources for professionals in OSEP-funded programs, facilitating improved educational outcomes and enhanced support for families with children with disabilities.

  • Personalized Learning: AI can assist in designing personalized learning programs, adaptive to the unique needs and pace of each child. Machine learning algorithms can continuously learn and adapt to a child’s learning style and progression, providing tailored educational content and exercises.
  • Accessible Content: AI videos can make educational content more engaging and accessible. With text-to-speech and speech-to-text features, it ensures inclusivity for children with hearing or visual impairments. Animated AI videos can also be used to illustrate complex concepts, making them easier to understand.
  • Intervention Tracking: AI tools can be used to monitor and track the progress of interventions. AI can analyze data on students’ performance and engagement, offering insights to educators and parents to better understand progress and make data-driven decisions.
  • Communication and Support: Chatbots like GPT can provide 24/7 support to families, answering questions, providing information about services and rights, and serving as a tool for basic counseling. This can relieve some of the pressures from staff and provide families with immediate assistance whenever needed.
  • Teacher Assistance: AI can assist educators in curriculum planning, grading, and providing feedback, reducing administrative tasks and allowing them to focus more on direct instruction and support.
  • Training and Professional Development: AI can simulate real-life scenarios and challenges, providing an interactive platform for educators to enhance their skills. It can also provide personalized learning paths for professional development.
  • Community Building: AI can help in building an online community of educators, students, and parents, fostering a supportive network where experiences and best practices are shared.

Incorporating AI into OSEP-funded programs can greatly enhance the quality and reach of services provided, ensuring that each child gets the most suitable support they need for a successful educational journey (This was written by Chat GPT 4.0 edited by FND).

How can you use Chat GPT-4 better? Here are some tips from the expert, Chat GPT itself. 

GPT-4, like its predecessor GPT-3, is an impressive artificial intelligence model. However, it’s important to remember that it is still a tool, and as such, it comes with its limitations and challenges. Understanding these can help you use it more effectively. Here are some areas to consider:

  • Contextual Understanding: While GPT-4 can process long-form text, it still struggles with maintaining a solid understanding of the conversation context, particularly over a long series of exchanges. When using it, try to keep context as explicit as possible.
  • Data Limitations: GPT-4 can only provide information that it was trained on. As of the last update (September 2021), it can’t provide information about events or advances that happened after that.
  • Fact-checking: Despite the massive dataset it was trained on, GPT-4 doesn’t verify information. This means it might occasionally present incorrect data or perspectives. Always cross-check critical information using multiple sources.
  • Language Nuances: While the model is getting better at understanding nuances of human language, it can still misunderstand subtle cues, idioms, slang, and complex metaphors. Keeping language clear, precise, and to the point can help prevent confusion.
  • Ethical and Privacy Concerns: The model generates responses based on the data it was trained on and doesn’t have access to personal data about individuals unless it has been shared in the course of the conversation. It’s important to avoid sharing sensitive personal information with the model. In addition, it’s critical to remember that the model doesn’t have values, emotions, or consciousness. Therefore, it doesn’t understand the ethical implications of its outputs in the way humans do.
  • Long-Term Memory: GPT-4 doesn’t have a long-term memory. It doesn’t remember past interactions. Therefore, it cannot learn from one conversation to the next, so the notion of having a “personalized” AI with memory of past conversations does not apply.
  • Specific Instructions: If the model isn’t generating the kind of output you want, it often helps to be more specific in how you ask your question or provide your instructions.
  • Specificity: When interacting with ChatGPT-4, being specific can greatly improve the quality of the responses. The more detailed and explicit your questions or prompts, the better the model can generate a suitable reply.
  • Follow-ups: If the first response isn’t exactly what you were looking for, try asking follow-up questions or providing more context. This can often help guide the AI to a better answer.
  • Rephrasing: If you’re not getting the desired results, rephrase your question. Sometimes the model might misinterpret the intent of a question because of the way it’s worded.
  • System Messages: For certain applications, starting the conversation with a system message that sets the behavior of the assistant can be helpful. For example, instructing it to “speak like Shakespeare” or “explain like I’m five” can guide its responses.
  • Verification: For important or critical information, always verify the AI’s response with other sources. While GPT-4 is designed to provide accurate and useful information, it’s not infallible.
  • Prompts and Creativity: GPT-4 can be a great tool for creative tasks such as brainstorming, writing, and idea generation. Don’t hesitate to use it for such purposes, but remember that its suggestions are based on patterns it learned during its training, not on personal creativity or experience.
  • Role-playing: You can instruct GPT-4 to play a character or take on a particular role, making it a versatile tool for role-playing scenarios, storytelling, or hypothetical situations.

  • Alternative Scenarios: The model can generate multiple outcomes or scenarios to a given situation. If you’re using it for brainstorming or decision-making, ask it to provide multiple alternatives.
  • Instruction Sequencing: When giving instructions, consider presenting them in a clear, ordered sequence. Breaking down your question or instruction into smaller, more manageable parts can help the model respond more effectively.

Understanding these challenges and limitations can help you use GPT-4 more effectively by framing your interactions in a way the model handles.


How to write an effective Chat GPT-3 or GPT-4 prompt (Article by zapier)
Tools we are mentioning today: 

Chat GPT:


Google Bard:


Canva AI:




Resources to Understand AI Better:

Chat GPT tutorial (Video)

Synthesia AI tutorial (Video)

A beginner’s guide to artificial intelligence (Article by LinkedIn)

How to Become an Expert on A.I. (Article by NYT)

Be in the KNOW with AI news: 

Artificial intelligence: Experts propose guidelines for safe systems (BBC)

Top tech firms sign White House pledge to identify AI-generated images (NYT)


More than 1,300 experts call AI a force for good (BBC)


How AI Is Changing The Way We Communicate (Forbes)


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