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Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 30, No. 2 (1994) pp. 70–83
This article reviews the legislative history of assistive technology, discusses its benefits to and applications in learning environments for students with mild disabilities, outlines pertinent issues, and makes suggestions for selecting and using...
Infants and Young Children Vol. 1, No. 4 (1989) pp. 66–77
This article focuses on technology applications that can be used by very young children with disabilities. Described are tools for learning, recreation, and living; skills necessary for technology use; methods of integrating toys and switches into...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 21, No. 1 (2006) pp. 37–44
Literacy is important not only to school success but is fundamental to skills needed to succeed in our rapidly changing technology-driven society. This article focuses on characteristics, interactions, and attitudes of parents and children related...
Enabling Access and Enhancing Comprehension of Video Content for Postsecondary Students with Intellectual Disability
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 49, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 45–59
There is a great need for new innovative tools to integrate individuals with intellectual disability into educational experiences. This multiple baseline study examined the effects of various adaptations for improving factual and inferential...
Effects of Video Adaptations on Comprehension of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 2 (2011) pp. 39–54
This study investigated the effects of alternative narration, highlighted text, picture/word-based captions, and interactive video searching features for improving comprehension of nonfiction academic video clips by students with intellectual and...
Brianna Stegall Quinn; Michael Behrmann; Margo Mastropieri; Margaret E. Bausch; Melinda Jones Ault; Yoosun Chung
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 24, No. 1 (2009)
All students receiving special education services are entitled to the consideration of assistive technology (AT) devices and services; however, little research is available on who uses AT in schools. This study analyzed data from the National...
Journal of Special Education Leadership Vol. 22, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 9–23
With the heightened emphasis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 on inclusion in the general curriculum and meeting the associated standards, assistive technology (AT) has become a necessary consideration to ensure ...
Word Prediction Programs with Phonetic Spelling Support: Performance Comparisons and Impact on Journal Writing for Students with Writing Difficulties
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice Vol. 25, No. 4 (November 2010) pp. 170–182
This investigation examined the effects of currently available word prediction software programs that support phonetic/inventive spelling on the quality of journal writing by six students with severe writing and/or spelling difficulties in grades...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 2 (2008)
While efforts have been made in the last two decades to educate professionals about the nature of assistive technology (AT) devices, successful implementation of technology is impossible without the support and provision of appropriate AT services....