Share Paper: Assistive Technology and Preservice Preparation

  1. Sara Flanagan, Purdue University, United States
Friday, March 11 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Bellmeade

Abstract: Assistive technology (AT) is described as low or high-tech tools that provide individuals with disabilities supports in learning, communication, or behavior. While AT has noted positive impacts, it is also important to know how to best prepare preservice special education teachers for AT use. Special education teachers play a large role in AT, ranging from identifying that a student may benefit from AT to supporting classroom use. Yet, little is known about how to best prepare teachers. If not prepared to use AT, their future students may not be able to benefit fully from AT, impacting learning. Therefore, this research ...