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Efficacy of assistive technology interventions / edited by Dave L. Edyburn.

Contributor(s): Edyburn, Dave L [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Advances in special education technology ; volume 1Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (vii, 293 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781784416416; 178441641XSubject(s): Self-help devices for people with disabilities | Rehabilitation technology | Special education -- Technological innovations | Assistive computer technology | Self-Help Devices | Disabled Persons -- education | Needs Assessment | Education, Special | Students | Child | MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General | Assistive computer technology | Rehabilitation technology | Self-help devices for people with disabilities | Special education -- Technological innovationsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions.DDC classification: 617/.033 LOC classification: RM950NLM classification: WB 320Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Expanding the use of assistive technology while mindful of the need to understand efficacy -- Assistive technology in schools: lessons learned from the National Assistive Technology Research Institute -- Research synthesis of studies for promoting parent and practitioner use of assistive technology and adaptations with young children with disabilities -- Speech-generating devices in the lives of young people with severe speech impairment: what does the non-speaking child say? -- Students with visual impairments: considerations and effective practices for technology use -- Assistive technology provision for people with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada -- Assistive technology standards and evidence-based practice: early practice and current needs -- Learning from experience: understanding assistive technology knowledge and skills through an online community of practice -- Experiences of families seeking funding for assistive technologies for children with disabilities: awareness of legal mandates -- Case study of a state assistive technology fund.
Summary: "Contributed by education and other researchers from the US and Canada, the 10 chapters in this volume examine the efficacy of assistive technology for people with disabilities. They discuss the research of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute on technology in schools; the conditions for the most effective types of training for practitioner, parent, and child outcomes; speech-generating devices for communication by young people with cerebral palsy; technology use by students who are blind or visually impaired; how a single-entry point system could reduce barriers for people seeking to use assistive technology; technology teacher preparation in the US; how personal learning networks and online communities of practice contribute to the development of assistive technology and skills of in-service professionals; legal mandates for families seeking funding; and a state assistive technology fund"--Publisher's description.
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Expanding the use of assistive technology while mindful of the need to understand efficacy -- Assistive technology in schools: lessons learned from the National Assistive Technology Research Institute -- Research synthesis of studies for promoting parent and practitioner use of assistive technology and adaptations with young children with disabilities -- Speech-generating devices in the lives of young people with severe speech impairment: what does the non-speaking child say? -- Students with visual impairments: considerations and effective practices for technology use -- Assistive technology provision for people with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada -- Assistive technology standards and evidence-based practice: early practice and current needs -- Learning from experience: understanding assistive technology knowledge and skills through an online community of practice -- Experiences of families seeking funding for assistive technologies for children with disabilities: awareness of legal mandates -- Case study of a state assistive technology fund.

"Contributed by education and other researchers from the US and Canada, the 10 chapters in this volume examine the efficacy of assistive technology for people with disabilities. They discuss the research of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute on technology in schools; the conditions for the most effective types of training for practitioner, parent, and child outcomes; speech-generating devices for communication by young people with cerebral palsy; technology use by students who are blind or visually impaired; how a single-entry point system could reduce barriers for people seeking to use assistive technology; technology teacher preparation in the US; how personal learning networks and online communities of practice contribute to the development of assistive technology and skills of in-service professionals; legal mandates for families seeking funding; and a state assistive technology fund"--Publisher's description.

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