ERIC Number: ED330130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology. NICHCY News Digest.
Horne, Richard, Ed.
The newsletter presents six articles and associated information concerned with assistive technology for children and youth with handicaps. "Technology: Becoming an Informed Consumer" (Elizabeth Lahm and Sue Elting) reviews the history of technology with emphasis on assistive technology, offers case studies on technology applications, and gives guidelines for making informal choices when purchasing home computer software and selecting assistive technology equipment. "Assistive Technology: A Parent's Perspective" (Julie Fleisch) notes problems parents have in keeping up with available technology and financing needed technology. "Federal Legislation and Assistive Technology" (Roxanne Rice) summarizes provisions and requirements pertaining to assistive technology under six federal laws. "Effective Use of Technology with Young Children" (Mary L. Wilds) notes skills needed for interactive use of computers, selection of battery-operated toys and switches, and introducing young children to computers. "Integrating Technology into a Student's IEP" (Ruth Bragman) reviews technology in the context of students' individualized education programs (IEPs), discussing hardware adaptations, student assessment/evaluation considerations, traditional and technological considerations, and selection of devices and software and identification of their operational characteristics. "Starting the Funding Process" (Suzanne Ripley) offers families suggestions for acquiring funding for assistive technology. A listing of information sources includes 18 books, reports, and magazine articles; 19 magazines and newsletters; and 29 organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software, Consumer Education, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Individualized Education Programs, Input Output Devices, Media Adaptation, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Parent Role, Technology, Young Children
Interstate Research Associates, National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth (NICHCY), P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.