ERIC Number: ED384146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the Classroom. Applications and Strategies for the Education of Children with Severe Disabilities.
Cassatt-James, E. Lucinda
This training module is part of a series that provides a basic introduction to using assistive technology with young children (ages 2 to 7) who have severe disabilities in more than one area of development. This module on education begins with an introduction which outlines the role of technology, myths and realities about technology, members of the technology team, and service delivery models. Subsequent chapters cover: (1) using technology in educational settings; (2) determining an individual's technology needs; (3) integrating technology into the educational curriculum; (4) understanding computers; (5) using computers with preschool children; (6) measuring skill acquisition; and (7) selling others on the merits of technology. Appendixes provide an assistive technology resource list, a list of resources on devices and implementation strategies, descriptions of common types of assistive devices, a list of publishers and vendors of special education software, a list of software for preschool children, and ideas for word processing in special education. A videotape, entitled "Assistive Technology: We Can Do It!," was developed to accompany this module and related modules. (Contains 16 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Needs Assessment, Severe Disabilities, Student Evaluation, Word Processing
Fulfillment Operations, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 ($45, $4.90 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.