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ERIC Number: EJ913649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Special Education Teachers' Use of Assistive Technology with Students Who Have Severe Disabilities
Connor, Cynthia; Snell, Martha; Gansneder, Bruce; Dexter, Sara
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v18 n3 p369-386 Jul 2010
Teachers' integration of computer-based assistive technology has been linked to positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities. This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive technology into teaching practices among general and special education teachers of students with severe disabilities. A survey was developed for teachers who instructed students who used computer-based assistive technology. Stepwise regression analyses were conducted to identify factors that contributed to the amount of student use of assistive technology. Out of seven independent variables, teacher preparedness was determined to be the primary significant predictor of student assistive technology use. Implications of this and other findings are discussed in light of the way in which teacher preparation can be enhanced to support teachers' integration of assistive technology. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A