Assistive Technology in Special Education

For centuries, technological advancements have improved everyday life in our society. The accelerated use of technology in education has also enhanced instructional practices by allowing teachers to develop, monitor, and provide equal access to students. It is important to explore how the teaching–learning process is leveraged through technology. This entry describes the specific use of assistive technology in special education settings. It focuses on the U.S. legislation related to assistive technology, the selection of assistive technology for students, and some examples of high-tech devices. It concludes with an overview of challenges and opportunities for assistive technology in special education.

Assistive Technology in Special Education Settings

Assistive technology increases the possibilities for individuals who have a wide range of intellectual and physical disabilities to be more independent and ...

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