The Integration of Assistive Technology into Standard Classroom Practices: A Guide for K-12 General Educators
Moniqueka Gold, Charmaine Lowe, Austin Peay State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Recommendations regarding methods of integrating assistive technology (AT) into K-12 educational environments are becoming increasingly relevant to general educators, special educators, paraprofessionals and administrators alike who, with rising frequency, have sustained interactions with students who are using AT. To facilitate the graceful integration of assistive technology into classroom practices, educators must become involved in the various trainings on AT devices from numerous sources such as the Internet, face-to-face training sessions, or through each state’s Parent Training Center. Assistive technology has tremendous unrealized potential that can enhance the learning of children with disabilities as well as those who are typically developing. In order to realize that potential, however, there must first be awareness, understanding and implementation on the part of the educator and AT user that optimize student learning and remain compliant with federal guidelines.
Gold, M. & Lowe, C. (2009). The Integration of Assistive Technology into Standard Classroom Practices: A Guide for K-12 General Educators. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3964-3968). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/31275/.
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