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ERIC Number: ED490347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
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A Literature Review: An Investigation of Various Types of Assistive Technology (AT)
Sze, Susan
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This paper presents an analytical framework for selecting and matching assistive technology to learners with a disability. The purpose of this paper is to analyze assistive technology literature for students with disabilities. The literature search rendered N=57 literature and n=17 manuscripts were identified in the special education technology field studies. Each source was evaluated according to the following criteria: types of disability, learning objectives and tasks, types of assistive devices available, application, and competency in matching the assistive technology with a specific disability. Results show (1) research in this field tends to be limited to faculty development and need assessment focus, (2) technological interventions appeared scattered, vague, incomprehensive and non-specific, and (3) pre-service teachers' comfort level of assistive technology in an inclusive classroom remain low. An updated list of various type of AT suggesting teachers to match each technological tool to a specific disability is summarized in Table 1 and it is also included in this study. [Support for this paper was provided by a grant from Niagara University College of Education.]
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Niagara Univ., Niagara Falls, NY.
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