ERIC Number: ED393240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Educators' Commonly Asked Questions about Assistive Technology Devices and Services.
Wolfenden, Deborah Parker
This monograph, intended for Maine educators, presents basic information in question-and-answer format on assistive technology devices and services and the role of assistive technology in delivering appropriate education to children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Questions address the following topics: definitions; relevant provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; funding sources; alternatives to purchasing assistive technology devices; responsibilities of schools regarding device maintenance, repair, and replacement; relationship of assistive technology devices to medical needs; evaluation of assistive technology devices or services; and training in use of such devices. Also provided are sample questions to ask in device assessment. These questions consider choice options, characteristics and features, availability and purchase, examination and use, wear and maintenance, and technical features. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Legal Responsibility, School Responsibility
Maine State Dept. of Education, Div. of Special Services, Augusta, ME 04333 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act