National Assistive Technology Research InstituteBy Lahm, Elizabeth A.; Bausch, Margaret E.; Hasselbring, Ted S.; Blackhurst, A. Edward; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 19-26
Publication Date: Summer 2001
Article discusses research conducted by the National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI), which is a research center at the University of Kentucky funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, United States Department of Education. The primary goals of NATRI are to examine factors related to the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assistive technology (AT) services in schools, and to disseminate the findings in ways that will assist school personnel to develop or improve AT policies and practices for students with disabilities. Seven areas of planned research and intended research methodologies are discussed: (1) status of AT use in schools, (2) policies, procedures, and resources utilized by school districts, (3) AT decisions made by individualized education plan programs, (4) training and technical support needed by service providers, (5) integration of AT into learning environments, (6) effectiveness of AT on the academic, social, and functional performance of students, and (7) AT preparation for professionals.
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 J43053