Thursday, June 30, 2016

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is a 328-page guide to help educators and other professionals understand how the use of assistive technology can improve the lives and learning of people with disabilities throughout their lifespan, from early childhood through school and into adulthood. The author is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University and got her doctorate in special education emphasizing her research and publications on mathematics and functional life-skills education for students with disabilities with a central theme of assistive technology.

This book highlights the support assistive technology can provide to people with disabilities and the purpose for its use rather than assigning technology based on a student's diagnosis. It offers plenty of case studies and activities to do to find the best way to match a person with the technology available. Both advantages and limitations of assistive technology are discussed as well as the range of low to high technology and free to purchasable choices.

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