Infusing a Teacher Preparation Program in Learning Disabilities with Assistive Technology

Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Jane Erin, Robin Lock, James M. Allan, Paul E. Resta

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Abstract

A recent trend in the fields of special education, rehabilitation, and technology is the development and implementation of assistive technology (AT) devices and services to assist individuals in compensating for disabilities and/or utilizing functional capabilities to meet environmental demands. AT devices and services have major implications for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) regarding life span issues, environmental and curricular accessibility, and compensatory strategies. Faculty members in higher education who are responsible for designing teacher preparation programs in LD must explore ways to structure curricula, methodologies, and practica to better prepare teachers to work with students who use AT devices to compensate for their specific learning disabilities. The purpose of this article is to describe curriculum design steps and barriers to and solutions for infusing LD teacher preparation programs with assistive technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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