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ERIC Number: EJ1002116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Assistive Technology Outcomes: Implementation Strategies for Collecting Data in the Schools
Edyburn, Dave; Fennema-Jansen, Sally; Hariharan, Prabha; Smith, Roger
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v2 n1 p25-30 Fall 2005
While the importance of measuring the outcomes of assistive technology (AT) is well documented, less information is available about how outcome data collection can be integrated into daily professional practice. The metaphor of a snapshot provides an intriguing method for thinking about the collection of AT outcome data. The purpose of this article is to summarize recent work by staff of the ATOMS Project to analyze four strategies that have been designed to collect AT outcome data in schools. A brief description of each strategy is provided along with an analysis of the pattern of snapshots revealed through each form of data collection. The implications of this work for future AT outcomes data collection systems in schools will be explored. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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