ERIC Number: EJ1030274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
The Role of Supporters in Facilitating the Use of Technologies by Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Place for Positive Risk-Taking?
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v29 n2 p220-236 2014
The role of supporters in facilitating access to and use of technology by people (adolescents and adults) with learning disabilities has not been the primary focus of much of the research that has been undertaken to date. The review of literature presented in this paper suggests, however, that issues of support, risk and safety are emerging as factors that have a significant influence on the quality of technology access and use that adults with learning disabilities experience. There is a need for more research into how the relationship between supporters, technologies, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities is mediated by risk, and this paper offers an original perspective on how positive risk-taking might be a useful conceptual framework to aid in the exploration of this relationship.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Technology Uses in Education, Risk Management, Facilitators (Individuals), Safety, Decision Making, Daily Living Skills, Resilience (Psychology), Adults, Caregivers
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