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Connecting to learn : educational and assistive technology for people with disabilities

Author: Marcia J Scherer
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2004.
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This book is a comprehensive approach to matching the right assistive technology with students with disabilities, especially visual and auditory disabilities. The author explores the way disabilities, especially those involving the senses, can lead to isolation and a lack of "connectedness," and how this leads to educational difficulties. A step-by-step model for assessing and evaluating the needs of individual  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2003051877
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia J Scherer
OCLC Number: 123568121
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The fundamental sense of connectedness --
II: Learner characteristics and preferences --
The effects of loss of hearing or vision on the learner and learning --
The personal meaning of hearing or vision loss --
III: Environments for learning --
The move from separate to inclusive education --
Contrasting inclusive with exclusive education --
Technology made inclusive education possible --
IV: Technologies for access to information and for instructional delivery --
Computers: mixing assistive, information, and access technologies --
Desirable and less desirable effects of educational technologies --
Getting going on learning --
V: Matching learners with the most appropriate technologies and strategies for their use --
Individual learner preferences and needs --
The matching person and technology model --
VI: Connecting to learn --
Bringing it all together for the individual user.
Other Titles: PsycBOOKS
Responsibility: Marcia J. Scherer.

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This book is a comprehensive approach to matching the right assistive technology with students with disabilities, especially visual and auditory disabilities. The author explores the way disabilities, especially those involving the senses, can lead to isolation and a lack of "connectedness," and how this leads to educational difficulties. A step-by-step model for assessing and evaluating the needs of individual students and finding the right assistive technology to hep each student, is provided. This book features data on prevalence of vision and hearing loss as well as quotations from students and teachers about the various technologies they use in their schools and in daily life. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).

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