Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities, 3rd edition

  • Amy G. Dell
  • Deborah A. Newton
  • Jerry G. Petroff

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This up-to-date book shows how assistive technology can be used in all kinds of classrooms, at all grade levels, to enhance the teaching and learning of students with a wide range of disabilities. The emphasis is on the integration of assistive technology into the curriculum. It addresses the challenges teachers face when using assistive technology to teach new skills to students with disabilities, to increase their independence and productivity, and to provide them with access to the general education curriculum. The text discusses disability categories within the context of school-related tasks and technology-based solutions to avoid misleading readers into simply pairing a certain diagnosis with a certain tech tool. The new edition of Assistive Technology in the Classroom keeps readers abreast of relevant new developments in mobile devices and assistive technology through a new chapter on how to use assistive technology to create visual supports and promote positive behavior, chapter updates on available mobile devices, expanded information on Universal Design for Learning, and additional ideas and discussion on how to match technology tools to a student’s specific needs and strengths. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos.


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Table of contents

Part 1: Benefits of Technology Use in Special Education 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to Assistive Technology 3

Chapter 2 Assistive Technology to Support Writing 22

Chapter 3 Assistive Technology to Support Reading 47

Chapter 4 Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction 77

Chapter 5 Technology Tools to Teach Math 93

Chapter 6 Assistive Technology to Enhance Communication 109

Chapter 7 Assistive Technology to Create Visual Supports and Support Positive Behavior 126


Part 2: Access to Computers 133

Chapter 8 Providing Access To Computers And Mobile Devices: Using What You Have 135

Chapter 9 Assistive Technology for Access to Computers and Mobile Devices 146


Part 3: Augmentative Communication 169

Chapter 10 Selecting and Designing a Student’s Augmentative Communication System 171

Chapter 11 Assistive Technology Approaches to Teaching Early Communication and Emergent Literacy 195

Chapter 12 Integrating Augmentative Communication in the Classroom, Home, and Community 213


Part 4: Putting it all Together and Making it Happen 233

Chapter 13 Issues in Selection of Assistive Technology 235

Chapter 14 Implementation of Assistive Technology in Schools 250

Chapter 15 Implementation of Assistive Technology in Transition Planning 266

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