ERIC Number: EJ861042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Who Is Using Assistive Technology in Schools?
Quinn, Brianna Stegall; Behrmann, Michael; Mastropieri, Margo; Bausch, Margaret E.; Ault, Melinda Jones; Chung, Yoosun
Journal of Special Education Technology, v24 n1 2008-2009
All students receiving special education services are entitled to the consideration of assistive technology (AT) devices and services; however, little research is available on who uses AT in schools. This study analyzed data from the National Assistive Technology Research Institute's (NATRI) Status of AT Use Survey to provide descriptive information related to students using AT. NATRI employed multi-stage, nonprobability purposive and convenience sampling, collecting usable data for 682 student AT users. The sample spanned all grades, pre K-12, with the largest percentage of students receiving services in a self-contained setting (40.47%). The most common disability was multiple disabilities (27.71%). The results indicate a need for additional research to ensure that students who need AT receive access to it in a variety of educational environments.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Multiple Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Surveys, Use Studies, Student Characteristics, Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs 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 Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A