An Investigation of Various Types of Assistive Technology (AT) for Students with Disabilities
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Sze, S., Murphy, J., Smith, M., Yu, S. & Murphy, J. (2004). An Investigation of Various Types of Assistive Technology (AT) for Students with Disabilities. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 4959-4964). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze assistive technology literature for students with disabilities. The literature search rendered N=57 literature and n=17 manuscripts were identified in the special education technology field studies. Each source was evaluated according to the following criteria: types of disability, learning objectives and tasks, types of assistive devices available, application, and competency in matching the assistive technology with a specific disability. Results show (1) research in this field tends to be limited to faculty development and need assessment focus, (2) technological interventions appeared scattered, vague, incomprehensive and non-specific, and (3) pre-service teachers' comfort level of assistive technology in an inclusive classroom remain low. An updated list of various type of AT suggesting teachers to match each technological tool to a specific disability is summarized in Table 1 and it is also included in this study..
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