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

  • Amy G. Dell
  • Deborah A. Newton
  • Jerry G. Petroff
Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities (Subscription)

ISBN-13:  9780134170480

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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.               

Table of contents

  • Part 1: Benefits of Technology Use in Special Education
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • Chapter 2 Assistive Technology to Support Writing
  • Chapter 3 Assistive Technology to Support Reading
  • Chapter 4 Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction
  • Chapter 5 Technology Tools to Teach Math
  • Chapter 6 Assistive Technology to Enhance Communication
  • Chapter 7 Assistive Technology to Create Visual Supports and Support Positive Behavior
  • Part 2: Access to Computers
  • Chapter 8 Providing Access To Computers And Mobile Devices: Using What You Have
  • Chapter 9 Assistive Technology for Access to Computers and Mobile Devices
  • Part 3: Augmentative Communication
  • Chapter 10 Selecting and Designing a Student’s Augmentative Communication System
  • Chapter 11 Assistive Technology Approaches to Teaching Early Communication and Emergent Literacy
  • Chapter 12 Integrating Augmentative Communication in the Classroom, Home, and Community
  • Part 4: Putting it all Together and Making it Happen
  • Chapter 13 Issues in Selection of Assistive Technology
  • Chapter 14 Implementation of Assistive Technology in Schools
  • Chapter 15 Implementation of Assistive Technology in Transition Planning

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Published by Pearson (January 13th 2016) - Copyright © 2017