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ERIC Number: EJ861040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
Meeting the Assistive Technology Needs of Students with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Mezei, Peter J.; Avant, Mary Jane Thompson
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n4 2008-2009
Students with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have a degenerative disease that requires ongoing changes in assistive technology (AT). The AT team needs to be knowledgeable about the disease and its progression in order to meet these students' changing needs in a timely manner. The unique needs of students with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in regard to AT and adaptations are discussed through three case studies, spanning from elementary to high school. Each case study addresses the differing AT needs for each student, how these needs changed as the disease progressed, and why some AT was rejected. The information provided in this article can assist AT teams as they develop and implement AT plans for their students.
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Boyd Printing Company, Inc. University of Oklahoma, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73072. Web site: http://www.tamcec.org/jset/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A