ERIC Number: ED411659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Technology for Students with Disabilities: A Decision Maker's Resource Guide.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
This guide presents strategies for applying technology to help students who have cognitive and physical disabilities, and shows how technology is useful not only in presenting curriculum and assessing students, but also in the administration and organization of special education programs. Case studies and descriptions of state-of-the-art applications illustrate how technology can help students with disabilities master complex materials and basic skills and how technology can support educators in assessing and evaluating students' progress. Chapter 1 describes the most common challenges associated with educating children with disabilities and discusses research-validated approaches in assistive instruction and assessment technologies. Chapter 2 demystifies the process of determining what technology will best meet student needs and discusses the cost effective acquisition of those technologies. Chapter 3 delineates strategies necessary to ensure that technology investments produce continuous learning improvements, including the establishment of a technology team and devising a long-range technology plan. Chapter 4 provides assistance in finding the help needed to make technology "pay off." It includes an extensive resource list that provides contact information and describes national, state, and local organizations, information centers, clearinghouses, and research group that provide services, information, and demonstrations of technology. An appendix includes relevant federal documents on assistive technology. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Inclusive Schools, Information Sources, Mainstreaming, Organizations (Groups), Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Technological Advancement
NSBA Distribution Center, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703-838-6214; fax: 703-548-5560 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.