Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist in the Washington, DC, area with many years of experience helping children and adults who have a wide range of communication, cognitive, literacy and learning challenges. She is passionate in her efforts to spread the word about how affordable cutting-edge technology can be used to empower children and adults who have difficulty with speaking, reading, writing, thinking, and learning at home, school, work, or in the community.
Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Educationby Joan Green
Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for information about how to use technology to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning will benefit from the wealth of practical, well-organized information in "The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education." The book presents a broad overview of the uses of assistive technology before helping readers zero in on powerful, cutting-edge technology tools they can use to improve students' areas of weakness as well as to compensate for them. Readers are introduced to an exciting world in which assistive technology, educational technology, and mainstream technology are merging. The book focuses on software, tools, devices, and online resources that can help students with everyday tasks such as speaking, understanding, reading, writing, cognition, and memory. Along the way, readers will discover new ways to use everyday items such as mainstream software, cell phones, and calendars to assist students with special needs.
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I am an AT Specialist, and I teach a weekend class on Assistive Technology to Special Education graduate students. I bought this book to compare to our current course text (because this was cheaper). It gives basic information on a wide variety of assistive technology and educational technology products and may be a good resource for special educators to get an idea of all that is out there. It is not the right book if you are looking to learn some principles of the AT assessment and implementation processes or some of the theory behind the products. I am glad I got it and will look into some of the programs listed that are not being used in my district. For the purposes of my class, though, I will be sticking to the text book that I was already using.
This book is excellent! It is chock full of lists of all kinds of resources and assistive technologies of many different kinds for every level of student. I even found some things that I just might use myself! This is a great resource for both educators and parents or other caregivers. Age isn't an issue, nor is ability level. There is truly something for everyone here. I am donating my copy to my school library so it will be available to all the special education teachers. This book is just too good not to share!