Core Curriculum in Assistive Technology: In Service for Special Educators and TherapistsBy Dissinger, Frankie K.; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 35-45
Publication Date: Spring 2003
Article describes the development of a course sequence in assistive technology (AT) that was offered over a four-year period for special educators, speech/language therapists, and occupational therapists. The course participants learned how to assess students’ needs for AT, what AT devices were available, and how to make beneficial decisions within the IEP team process for students with disabilities. The AT training focused mainly on augmentative and alternative communication devices, as well as devices designed to provide computer access to students with disabilities. A short-term AT equipment loan program is described, where the list of items loaned included switch interfaces, alternative and portable keyboards, trackballs, joysticks, word prediction software, onscreen keyboards, screen magnifiers, and voice output calculators.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46722