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ERIC Number: EJ968382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Shift in Assistive Technology
Vlasak, Erin; Ranaldo, Michelle
Exceptional Parent, v42 n2 p17-20 Feb 2012
It is becoming increasingly clear that executive functioning deficits are a common area of concern for students and young adults with a variety of different intellectual disabilities. Assistive technology can be invaluable in aiding students and young adults in compensating for these deficits. The Assistive Technology Act of 1998, and the IDEA amendments of 1997 define an assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability." When referring to assistive technology, the technology half of the phrase leads many to jump to computer and digital resources, but they are not the sum total of assistive resources. This article will address some of the best uses of both high and low-tech devices to aid students in compensating for executive functioning deficits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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