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ERIC Number: EJ1147769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Assistive Technology Service Delivery in Rural School Districts
Ault, Melinda Jones; Bausch, Margaret E.; Mclaren, Elizabeth M.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v32 n2 p15-22 Jun 2013
Little is known about the implementation of assistive technology (AT) services for students in rural areas. This study investigated the AT service delivery in 10 rural districts across six states. The results indicated that students use AT across functional areas, but considerably fewer number of devices than do those not living in rural areas. AT experts attended a low percentage of IEP meetings, and the AT expertise of related service personnel is rated highly. Teachers reported that rural students have access to the technology they need; however, they also indicated they needed more training on available technology for their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin; Virginia; Texas; Oregon; Montana; Massachusetts; Kentucky; Kansas; Florida; California
Grant or Contract Numbers: H327G000004