ERIC Number: ED380928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Taming the Technology.
Clinton, Janeen S.
This document reports on efforts to find technology-based solutions for the diverse challenges faced by students with disabling conditions. Twenty-three case studies describe actual scenarios experienced in the school district of Palm Beach County, Florida. For each case study, a situation is described, a challenge is identified, solutions are considered, an assessment is made to select the most appropriate system, and expenditures for the selected system are determined. The case studies deal with students with the following disabilities: arthrogryposis, cancer, cerebral palsy, educable mentally handicapped, emotionally disabled, gifted learning disabled, hearing impaired, muscular dystrophy, near drowning, post encephalitic generalized dystonia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury, and visually impaired. Twelve vignettes are then presented, describing school situations that involve the use of assistive technology and challenging the reader to develop strategies to solve the problems described. A list of vendors is supplied, and school district procedures for placement of adaptive/assistive equipment for students with disabilities are included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Case Studies, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Selection, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Utilization, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Selection
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, West Palm Beach.