ERIC Number: ED319190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technology with Low Incidence Populations: Promoting Access to Education and Learning.
Lahm, Elizabeth A., Ed.
This report is the product of a symposium which examined the current knowledge base of technology use in special education and identified aspects ready to be transferred into the practical setting. Presentations revolve around students with low-incidence disabilities: severe physical and severe cognitive impairments, and those impairments in combination with severe sensory impairments. Six areas of research are addressed: choice making through environmental control, means of accessing instruction, alternative and augmentative means of communicating, information feedback in instructional design, graphics in instructional design, and speech technology. The research focuses on hardware design, software design, pedagogy embodied in those designs, teaching procedures to effect optimal use, and the outcomes that the designs serve. The report concludes with a discussion of the barriers that seem to limit the transfer of the research into practice and potential solutions to those barriers. Includes almost 150 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Artificial Speech, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Electronic Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Low Incidence Disabilities, Microcomputers, Preschool Education, Research Utilization, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Speech Synthesizers, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Theory Practice Relationship, Use Studies
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.