Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

by Emily C. Bouck

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Succinct, yet comprehensive, Assistive Technology is designed to help educators better understand assistive technology and how it can support students with disabilities from early childhood through transition into adulthood. This practical book considers the purpose of technology and the support it can provide rather than a student’s disability categorization. Grounded in research and filled with engaging case studies and activities, author Emily C. Bouck offers an unbiased depiction of the advantages and limitations of technology. Readers are exposed to a full range of assistive technology including  up-to-date coverage of low- and high-technology, as well as free and for-purchase options that can be used to support students with disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483374451
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Emily Bouck is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. She received her doctorate in special education from Michigan State University. Dr. Bouck is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters relating to her two main areas of research: mathematics education for students with disabilities and functional life-skills education for students with disabilities with a central theme of assistive technology throughout both areas. Dr. Bouck is a Past President of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children and has also been active in the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Bouck taught courses on assistive technology; social, legal, and ethical issues in special education; special education methods; and doctoral seminars. She has experience working with a range of students with disabilities in school-settings from preschool through age 26.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Assistive Technology Background
Assistive Technology
Universal Design for Learning
Perspectives of Assistive Technology in this Textbook
Chapter 2: Assistive Technology Frameworks
Assistive Technology Decision-Making
Assistive Technology Selection Tools and Resources
Assistive Technology and the IEP
Chapter 3: Assistive Technology for Communication
AAC Categorization
AAC Decisions-Making
Research on AAC
Chapter 4: Assistive Technology for Mobility and Positioning
Assistive Technology for Mobility
Assistive Technology for Positioning and Seating
Chapter 5: Assistive Technology for Computer Access
Assistive Technology for Computer Access
Assistive Technology for Mobile Devices
Built-In Accessibility
Web 2.0 and Apps
Chapter 6: Assistive Technology for Vision and Hearing
Assistive Technology for Vision
Assistive Technology for Hearing
Assistive Technology to Support Students Who are Deaf-Blind
Web 2.0 and Apps
Chapter 7: Assistive Technology to Support Behavior and Organization
Management and Monitoring
Social Skills and Social Emotional Development
Web 2.0 and Apps
Chapter 8: Assistive Technology as Instructional Aids
Science & Social Studies
Study Skills
Online and Hybrid Education
Web 2.0 and Apps
Chapter 9: Assistive Technology to Enhance Independence and Transition
Assistive Technology for Transition & Post-School Experiences
Chapter 10: Assistive Technology for Young Children
Technology for Young Children
Assistive Technology for Young Children
Apps for Young Children with Disabilities

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