Author: Joan L. Green
Product Code: 0845
ISBN: 9781618210845
Pages: 256
Availability: In stock.

Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning will benefit from the wealth of practical, well-organized information in this second edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education. The indexed update presents an overview of the uses of technologies to help readers zero in on specific, powerful, cutting-edge resources they can use to enhance success. The book features new tools to improve and compensate for challenges relating to speaking, understanding, reading, writing, and thinking and remembering, as well as strategies to help students become more organized and efficient. The use of tablets such as the iPad and smartphones, as well as cloud-based products, are highlighted. Online resources and social networking tools are presented to empower readers to learn about new products as they become available.


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by Vickie M. Dull
on 12/30/2013
from Salem, OR
Current, Affordable Technology/Strategies for All Learners
As a practicing speech-language pathologist in the school setting, I have found the book to be a wealth of knowledge for colleagues, parents, and students.  Staying current in technology can be overwhelming for busy professionals.  The format of the book, with the addition of the index, provides an organized, easy to read compilation of affordable tools for all ages of learners.
As an instructor at a local university, I encouraged my Special Education graduate students to use the book as a reference tool. The book is user friendly for adults who have not embraced technology as a teaching tool or who rely on the "specialists" to implement AT strategies.  The universal design for learning agenda within the Common Core State Standards encourages educators to increase knowledge of affordable, effective technology strategies. The book is the bridge for differentiated instruction and lifelong learning tools.  Each chapter provides a plethora of technology resources for all types of learners.
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