Parents of Children With Disabilities Evaluate the Importance of the Computer in Child DevelopmentBy Lindstrand, Peg; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 43-52
Publication Date: Spring 2001
Study conducted to examine the experiences and expectations of parents of children with disabilities in regards to their children’s computer use. A total of 180 children ages 3-19 participated in the study, none of whom were able to read or write. All the children attended a computer play center intervention in Sweden while their parents completed questionnaires evaluating the importance of computers for their children. Results indicated that parents had clear opinions concerning the importance of computers for the development of their children, and that they expected computers to have a positive impact on areas such as concentration, communication, and social interaction. Implications for further research are discussed.
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 J42757