ERIC Number: EJ1001425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Is There an App for that?
Douglas, Karen H.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Thompson, James R.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v27 n2 p59-70 2012
Everyday technologies (e.g., iPods, iPads, and Smart Phones) other applications (apps) that can serve as supports to students with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The extent to which apps that are currently on the market are aligned with the support needs of children was evaluated using the subscale framework of the "Children's Supports Intensity Scale (Child-SIS)". Recommendations for future research and app development are provided, and implications for how apps influence assistive technology (AT) consideration and the concept of technological abandonment are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Handheld Devices, Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. 2900 Crystal Drive Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22202. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tamcec.org/jset
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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