What evidence supports the effectiveness of assistive technology in special education
Samantha Welinski, The College of St. Scholastica, United States
The College of St. Scholastica . Awarded
A systematic literature review was completed to determine the effectiveness of assistive technology with children, who have a physical disability, within special education. Assistive technology (AT) is defined as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability" (U.S. Department of Education, 2012). The purpose of this study was to incorporate as many different types of computer-based assistive technology devices and determine their effectiveness. Results identified that assistive technology is effective with children in special education by increasing social participation, inclusion within the classroom, and helping them to be more efficient in completing their homework.
Welinski, S. What evidence supports the effectiveness of assistive technology in special education. Master's thesis, The College of St. Scholastica.
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