ERIC Number: ED329054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Assistive Technology Curriculum Outline: A Functional Student-Centered Approach.
Raimondi, Sharon L.; And Others
This curriculum outline is designed for trainers of practitioners who use technology with students with disabilities. It offers an alternative approach to technology-specific training, with the student as the focus, the technology as one potential solution for providing better access to instruction, and the matching of functional tasks required in the learning environment with the capabilities of the technology. The outline encourages service providers to view the student's problem within the context of the entire learning environment, examine the range of technology solutions available, and choose the most appropriate devices or systems. The curriculum addresses six functional tasks, including reading, speaking, writing/manipulating, seeing/visual processing, hearing/listening, and cognitive processing. For each task, the curriculum outline includes some or all of the following: student description, assessment considerations, task requirements, and potential technology solutions. The curriculum outline also covers issues concerning multiple disabilities and evaluation of technology. A section on references and resources lists over 100 readings, approximately 40 training materials, 10 curricula, 12 projects, 15 newsletters/journals, and 2 directories of database information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Listening Skills, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Teacher Education, Technology, Visual Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.