ERIC Number: ED357551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Success with Technology: Profiles of Practices for Students with Special Needs.
Macro International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
This compilation of 11 program descriptions examines effective uses of educational technology with students with special needs. Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale, Washington, developed "Strategy 2020" to restructure the delivery of instruction through extensive use of technology. Toms River (New Jersey) Regional School District has special needs students use technology to produce multimedia projects while improving their communication skills, motivation, and self-esteem. Evesham Township Schools (Marlton, New Jersey) uses speedwriting, computers, and audiotape recorders to improve study skills of students with mild disabilities. St. Bernardine's Head Start Center (Baltimore, Maryland) implemented a program to foster language development, communications skills, and self-esteem of preschool at-risk and language-delayed children and the vocational skills of their parents in a mixed generation instructional setting. Enumclaw (Washington) School District has established Integrated Technology Classrooms where special needs students develop multimedia projects. Norfolk (Virginia) Public Schools created a staff position to provide assistance in facilitating full inclusion of special needs students. Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Intermediate Unit provides technical assistance to teachers through an itinerant specialist who serves 13 districts. Crestwood Community School District (Mantua, Ohio) applies switch technology with its students with profound disabilities. Marion (Arkansas) School District uses videodisc and other media to support mainstreamed mildly disabled junior-high students in their academic classes. Palm Beach County (Florida) School District combines screen reading and voice input software and hardware with electronic telecommunications. The Resource Materials Center for the Hearing Impaired in St. Augustine, Florida provides resources, technical assistance, and training to teachers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Mainstreaming, Multimedia Instruction, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, School Restructuring, Secondary School Students, Staff Role, Teacher Role, Technical Assistance
Macro International, Inc., 8630 Fenton St., Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macro International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Note: For a related document, see EC 302 093.