Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities

9780131135116: Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities

This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book. Encompassing home, school and community environments, Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities highlights the vast amount of supports available for children with disabilities from birth to age 21. An informative resource, the text details not only what types of assistive technology exist, but also how to select technology to meet specific students needs and match specific environmental circumstances. Chapters address the broad range of technologies now available, including supports for mobility, positioning, access, academic areas, behavior problems, recreation, and transitioning. Case examples, vignettes and activities provide practical, real-life examples that show how to use assistive technology to improve the independence and participation of students with special needs.

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Encompassing home, school and community environments, Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities highlights the vast amount of supports available for children with disabilities from birth to age 21. This text is an informative resource that details not only what assistive technology exists, but also how to select technology to meet specific students needs and match specific environmental circumstances.

 

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  • Features a strong author team with varied expertise– including an expert in visual strategies and academics; an expert in severe disabilities; and an expert in early childhood special education, early literacy, and augmentative communication.
  • Addresses a broad range of children and disabilities–including individuals across varying ability levels and children ages birth through 21 years.
  • Considers a breadth of environments and assistive technologies–such as technologies for use in home, school and community; technologies for mobility and  positioning; AT for access; AT for academic areas; AT for behavior problems; AT for recreation; AT for transitioning and more.
  • Lists assistive technologies and provides strategies for their selection and use–including information on how and why to use a specific technology instead of just what and when.
  • Brings information and key concepts to life–using case examples, vignettes,  and activities in every chapter.
  • Identifies key chapter concepts and important information–using shadow boxes that highlight terminology and relevant conceptual information.

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