ERIC Number: EJ876289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Computer-Mediated Intersensory Learning Model for Students with Learning Disabilities
Seok, Soonhwa; DaCosta, Boaventura; Kinsell, Carolyn; Poggio, John C.; Meyen, Edward L.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n2 p63-71 Mar 2010
This article proposes a computer-mediated intersensory learning model as an alternative to traditional instructional approaches for students with learning disabilities (LDs) in the inclusive classroom. Predominant practices of classroom inclusion today reflect the six principles of zero reject, nondiscriminatory evaluation, appropriate education, least restrictive environment, procedural due process, and parental and student participation. These practices guide the amended Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. For nearly 35 years the act has championed for the rights of children with disabilities. The act mandates that students with LDs are educated in the general education classroom (Hock, Deshler, & Schumaker, 1999). Those with LDs are expected to reach a mastery level of the subject matter in the inclusive classroom (Kameenui & Carnine, 1998). Among other things, society now expects all learners of the digital generation to be able to manipulate and process information, and to learn to apply it in their daily lives (Gilbert & Driscoll, 2002). These high expectations place increased demands on students with LDs leading to a need for instructional alternatives to help them succeed.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Learning Disabilities, Student Participation, Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Inclusive Schools, Educational Principles, Special Education, Models, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Sensory Integration, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act