Key Features • Involves not only a focus on elementary, secondary education and transition but also preschool education as well. • Addresses the whole spectrum of students with intellectual disabilities including mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability. • A discussion of assistive technology throughout the chapters reflects technology’s increased usage to support students with intellectual disability. • Chapters have been written by leading experts in the respective content.

Assistive Technology for Students With Intellectual Disability

Chapter 6 Assistive technology for students with intellectual disability
Emily C. Bouck Richard M. Gargiulo

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 6, you should be able to:

  • Understand the legal and legislative aspects of assistive technology.
  • Explain what makes a tool or device an assistive technology.
  • List assistive technology to support students with intellectual disability in academics, life skills, and behavior.
  • Explain how assistive technology can benefit students with intellectual disability.

Assistive technology is a related service, accommodation, or goal that is provided at no cost to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disability, if it is written into their individualized education program (IEP) (Netherton & Deal, 2006). According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement ...

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