ERIC Number: EJ1036135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Effective Assistive Technology Consideration and Implications for Diverse Students
Jones, Vita L.; Hinesmon-Matthews, Lezlee J.
Computers in the Schools, v31 n3 p220-232 2014
Often the consideration of assistive technology devices and services during the individualized education program (IEP) process is overlooked. Because the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorized this consideration, IEP team members must be keenly aware of the importance they hold in providing this valuable input. Thus, IEP team members require expertise in the processes that lead to quality decision-making concerning using assistive technology for the diversity of students with disabilities. This article discusses models and procedures for implementing a system to effectively evaluate whether a student with a disability will benefit from assistive technology services and/or equipment as well as considers the implications for families from diverse cultures.
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Student Needs, Evaluation Methods, Student Diversity, Participative Decision Making, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Access to Information, Models, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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