ERIC Number: EJ871601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Assistive Technology: What Every School Leader Should Know
Dyal, Allen; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Wright, James V.
Education, v129 n3 p556-560 Spr 2009
For many students with disabilities to be successful learners in the general education curriculum, they must receive supplemental aids and services. Assistive Technology commonly referred to as AT, fits both the definition of supplemental aids as well as related services for students with disabilities. Assistive Technology services and devices allow access to the general education curriculum for academic, social, and extracurricular activities. School leaders play an essential role in ensuring that students with disabilities receive appropriate assistive technology to be successful learners. This article provides the school leader with the knowledge and skills to support students who benefit from the use of assistive technology to improve student achievement.
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, General Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Academic Achievement, Administrators, Instructional Leadership, Learning Activities, Recreational Activities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Curriculum Design, Administrator Role, Technology Uses in Education, Individualized Education Programs, Ethics, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act