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ERIC Number: EJ814473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Implementation of Assistive Computer Technology: A Model for School Systems
Morrison, Karen
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n1 p83-95 2007
Many researchers conclude that assistive computer technology (ACT) has the potential for improving educational outcomes and improving the quality of life for those with disabilities (Blackhurst & Edyburn, 2000; Fisher & Frey 2001; Lewis, 1993; Lindsey, 1993). While it is recognized that ACT can have a positive impact on learning for students with learning problems, the process for the integration of assistive technology into the curriculum is more complex. A well documented gap exits between the potential of ACT and the realities of the classroom (Edyburn, 2000, 2004; Zabala, 2006; Zabala et al., 2000). Educators need easy access to professionals with expertise in technology and pedagogy. Technology strategic planning is essential. This report reviews these factors and suggests a model to address the ACT implementation process. For the purposes of this report, the term "learning problems" will be used as a general term that refers to significant difficulties in acquiring, processing, retaining or applying information for any student. Students with these challenges are at risk for early school leaving. Much of the research in the use of assistive computer technology has been reported for students with high incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities. This report includes, but is not limited to, research related to assistive computer technology for student with identified learning disabilities. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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