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ERIC Number: ED370339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology Issues for Virginia Schools. Final Report.
Behrmann, Michael M.; And Others
The use of assistive technology with students having disabilities in the 134 school systems of Virginia was researched. Questionnaires were sent to all Directors of Special Education, with a 70 percent response rate. The survey focused on responsibilities and issues pertaining to the use of assistive technology and demographic information relating to individual school systems. Survey data revealed a significant need for training, funding, and for the development of a referral and service coordination plan. The following recommendations were formulated: (1) develop and disseminate state guidelines for assistive technology devices and services; (2) develop and implement statewide preservice and inservice training in assistive technology; (3) disseminate information on local, state, and national sources of information on assistive technology services and devices; and (4) develop assistive technology funding resources. An appendix details survey responses. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Special Education.; George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.
Identifiers: Virginia
Note: A study initiated by the Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee. Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (72nd, Denver, CO, April 6-10, 1994).