This new text is for courses in Assistive Technology and Technology in Special Education. Organized around the theme of universal design, this core or supplementary text discusses the knowledge and skills educators need to know in order to determine the appropriate use of technology and services to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Th...show moree book is also designed so that it can provide individuals with a useful background in the application of Assistive Technology in various types of settings. Based on the most current research in the growing field as well as the latest laws and regulations, this text explores Assistive Technology not only in the school setting but also in the home, community, work place and independent living.
Organizing Features-Each chapter begins with a chapter view and chapter focus, providing an overview and introduction as to what will be covered within each chapter. A chapter review provides a summary at the conclusion of each chapter.
Assistive Technology Snapshot-Each chapter has an in-depth snapshot that provides the reader with a real-life situation that pertains to the use and understanding of Assistive Technology.
Assistive Technology for Student Learning-Provides the connection of Assistive Technology directly to student learning.
Assistive Technology Spotlight-This section of each chapter features Assistive Technology that is applicable to the information covered in the chapter.
Margin Notes-Each chapter contains margin notes that ask the reader to react to situations based on what is being covered.
Diversity is covered throughout the text and is covered extensively in the Assistive Technology Snapshot at the beginning of each chapter.
Companion Website-Features power point slides, glossary, and activities.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 08/30/2006 International: No
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Chapter 1 Assistive Technology: An Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2 Evaluating Assistive Technology for Classroom Use
Chapter 3 Assistive Technology for the Young Child
Chapter 4 Assistive Technology for Students with High Incidence Disabilities in the Educational Environment
Chapter 5 Assistive Technology for Positioning and Mobility for Students with Physical Disabilities
Chapter 6 Asstistive Technology for Communication
Chapter 7 Assistive Technology for Sensory Impairments
Chapter 8 Assistive Technology for Transition to the Adult World
Chapter 9 Assitive Technology for Distance Learning
Chapter 10 Assistive Technology and Ethical Standards of Practice
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