Intellectual Disability and Assistive Technology

Intellectual Disability and Assistive Technology

Mechling LC, Gast DL, Seid NH. Evaluation of a personal digital assistant as a
self-prompting device for increasing multi-step task completion by students with
moderate intellectual disabilities. Educ Train Autism Dev Disabil (2010) 45:422–

Author: Fleur Heleen Boot

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889459957



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The capacity of assistive technology (AT) to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities is well documented. Although promising, it is not without challenges. Historically, devices that provide mobility aids and physical supports dominate the world of AT; however, AT solution that specifically aims to address cognitive needs is scarce. The inequality of AT accessibility has left populations such as individuals with intellectual disability (ID) behind these potential benefits. This book presents six articles that highlight the need, impact, and possibilities of AT for people with ID. With the emphasis on the multidisciplinary perspectives, the objective of the book is to facilitate a better understanding of the needs of people with ID and the potential AT influences. Ultimately, we hope this book will shed some lights on this important topic and provoke more discussions and efforts devoted to improving the lives of individuals with ID through the use of AT.

Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disability

Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild  Moderate  and Severe Intellectual Disability

In O. Wendt, R. W. Quist, & L. L. Lloyd (Eds.), Assistive technology: Principles and
applications for communication disorders and special ... Pentop computers as
tools for teaching multiplication to students with mild intellectual disabilities.

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506306650

Category: Education

Page: 520

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Strategies for Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disabilities is a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in special and general education teacher preparation programs (as well as practicing professionals) offering a solid, research based text on instructional methodologies for teaching students with intellectual disability across the spectrum of intellectual abilities. The book addresses both academic and functional curricula in addition to behavioral interventions. Additionally, Instructional Strategies for Students Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability adopts developmental or life span approach covering preschool through adolescence and young adulthood.
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Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities

Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities

Technology in special education . Technology and Learning , 15 , 18-23 . Horner
, R. H. , & Albin , R.W. ( 1988 ) . Research on general - case procedures for
learners with severe disabilities . Education & Treatment of Children , 11 , 375–
388 .



ISBN: UOM:39015070015675

Category: Children with mental disabilities


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Categories: Children with mental disabilities

Promoting Self determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities

Promoting Self determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities

Affordable and complete, this book provides evidence-based strategies to promote self-determination, and is the first volume to combine both theory and practice in this area.

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593854607

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Affordable and complete, this book provides evidence-based strategies to promote self-determination, and is the first volume to combine both theory and practice in this area. Because self-determination is a key issue for students with moderate and severe disabilities, this is an ideal resource for middle and secondary special educators, school psychologists, and other school practitioners.
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The Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Classroom

Technology Highlight Assistive Technology Ranges from Low Tech to High Tech
Assistive technology ( AT ) refers to ... as many as 85 % have mild or moderate
intellectual disability , as opposed to severe disabilities , which are discussed in ...

Author: Margo A. Mastropieri

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000066599074

Category: Education

Page: 455

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This text offers a wealth of practical and proven strategies for successfully including students with disabilities in general education classrooms. The text provides targeted strategies for the subject and skill areas, as well as special needs of individual students, with a strong focus on instructional strategies applied to specific student need areas. An overall theme of “effective, differentiated instruction” is infused throughout the text, relating to those practices that are most closely aligned with academic success. The text is unique in its three-part coverage of 1). the fundamentals of teaching students with special needs, 2). effective general teaching practices, and 3).inclusive practices in specific subject areas. With a strong focus on instructional strategies and how they are applied to specific student need areas, the text goes further by featuring more specific strategies than any other text, and extensive information about the most effective strategies available, and when and how to use them.. This strong focus instructs pre-service teachers and other education personnel on how they can implement in the classroom specific strategies to address a very wide range of grade levels, skill levels, academic content areas; and extensive and very specific information on strategies teachers can use in the areas of most concern to them, e.g., behavior management, handling student confrontations, promoting literacy, memory for school content, motivation to learn, maintaining student attention, adapting assessment and improving test scores, and specific strategies for adapting specific lessons in math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. Specifically written for pre-service or in-service special education teachers who will work with general education teachers in K-12 classrooms, the text is also relevant for school psychologists, counselors, support staff, and other school personnel interested in helping all students succeed in the classroom.
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Models of Music Therapy Interventions in School Settings

Models of Music Therapy Interventions in School Settings

Plan ways to involve middle schoolers at the studio . 2 . Teach students with
moderate intellectual disabilities at the middle school level three to five songs
from the script . Arrange a trip to the recording studio with typically functioning
peers . 3 .

Author: Brian L. Wilson

Publisher: Amer Music Therapy Assoc

ISBN: UCLA:L0087031100

Category: Education

Page: 458

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Education of Students with an Intellectual Disability

Education of Students with an Intellectual Disability

This book is designed as a collegelevel textbook introducing readers to all aspects of intellectual disability in children, from birth to the end of schooling, with an educational focus.

Author: Phil Foreman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522560

Category: Education

Page: 255

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This book is designed as a collegelevel textbook introducing readers to all aspects of intellectual disability in children, from birth to the end of schooling, with an educational focus. The book will be of interest to persons training as special education teachers or who are training as regular teachers with a focus on special education. It will also be relevant reading for parents of children with intellectual disability, for practicing teachers, and for other professionals working with such children (psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists). The field of special education and intellectual disability practice has been strongly influenced by legislation in the United States. The United States is also the source of most research in the disability field. For this reason, there is an emphasis in this book on research and practice in the United States. However, there is also coverage of research and practice in Australia (where the author is located); the UK, where there are several leading research groups; and other parts of the world. Instructors may wish to use the book as the basis of a onesemester unit on the education of students with intellectual disability. Each chapter could be treated over 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the focus of the group and the particular interest of the instructor. A group with an early childhood focus would spend more time on early intervention. A secondaryfocused group might spend more time on postschool options. Each major chapter section has questions for discussion or reflection, and there are also discussion questions about the case studies provided in each chapter. This book provides readers with uptodate information on the latest research on the identification and definition of intellectual disability, assessment of intellectual disability and adaptive behavior, causes of intellectual disability, educational options and alternatives, early intervention for young children with intellectual disability, and practical approaches to teaching and intervention. In the final chapter, the author reviews options for students at the end of their formal schooling.
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Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Technology and handicapped people . ... Teachers and technology : Makingthe
connection . ... Promoting the social acceptance of young children with
moderatesevere intellectual disabilities using cooperative - learning techniques .
American ...

Author: Mary Anne Prater

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030113871

Category: Education

Page: 540

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Centered on the most recent, scientifically-based practices, "Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities" comprehensively details everything that pre-service teachers need to effectively teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Features of this text include: Scripted lesson plans apply teacher-directed instruction to the chapter content, providing students with models from which to structure and organize their own lesson presentations (Chs. 7, 10-15). Characteristicsof students with mild/moderate disabilities are discussed, giving students information critical to the selection of appropriate strategies for future clients. Many other methods of instruction books provide little detail on this topic (Ch. 1). Teacher Tips in every chapter give students specific ways they can implement the types of instructional strategies being suggested throughout the chapter. Every chapter relates implications for diverse populations to the content of the chapter, preparing readers to teach students from diverse backgrounds. An entire chapter devoted to special educationtechnology outlines its current and future roles in educating mild and moderately disabled learners (Ch. 5). A Technology Spotlight in every chapter exposes students to the most current applications of technology as it is related to the chapter content. Key questions, scenarios, summary statements, and review questions are provided in each chapter to help students reflect on, apply, and review the information they have read. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards are addressed in every chapter. [ Insert MyLabSchool Ad ]
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Exceptional Children and Youth

Exceptional Children and Youth

The postsecondary school attendance and completion rates of high school
graduates with learning disabilities . Learning ... Using video and CDROM
technology in a job preference inventory for youth with severe disabilities .
Journal of ...

Author: Nancy Hunt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: UOM:49015003034718

Category: Education

Page: 535

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This text uses a straightforward approach and a highly personalized tone to present research and teaching practices, emphasizing the effects of disabilities on the lives of individuals, their families, and their teachers. Themes of commonality and collaboration encourage respect, minimize teacher anxiety, and de-emphasize the typical clinical approach to this content. "Portfolio Activities" help students prepare for their careers and provide resources such as online templates. Multicultural coverage has been fully integrated as a result of the advisory work of nationally known specialist Festus Obiakor (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee). Enhancements to the companion Web site provide greater integration of print and online content, as well as links to further research on special education. This updated version includes an 8-page insert highlighting the 2004 IDEA Reauthorization Legislation—the history of this important legislation, why the reauthorization was needed, and what the changes included—as well as a table correlating the new HM Video Cases to specific chapters in the book. Award-winning HM Video Cases have been added to the Online Teaching and Study Centers. These 4- to 6-minute cases present actual classroom scenarios that depict the complex challenges and opportunities teachers face every day. They are accompanied by classroom "artifacts," viewing questions, key terms, and bonus videos.
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Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This book is a comprehensive guide to resources you can use to help an adult child or other individual with developmental disabilities for whom you care. The book begins by assessing the quality of life of the adult with a disability.

Author: Judith Greenbaum

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572244511

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 199

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A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Caregivers As any parent or caregiver of an individual with developmental disabilities can tell you, planning for the future of an adult with intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, severe autism, or another such condition requires hard work and good advice. While complete independence and self-reliance is out of reach for many adults with developmental disabilities, a productive, stable, and enjoyable life is certainly possible. But government and private support for parents and disabled individuals is scattered and difficult to negotiate. This book is a comprehensive guide to resources you can use to help an adult child or other individual with developmental disabilities for whom you care. The book begins by assessing the quality of life of the adult with a disability. It offers a wealth of suggestions for making that person's life even better. The book then focuses on long-term planning for the individual with a disability and helps answer the question, Who will take care of my child after I'm gone? Learn effective ways to: Assess a disabled individual's strengths and need for support services Develop a plan to for building a busy and productive life Locate good housing and employment opportunities Gather a supportive team of caregivers Advocate for a disabled individual with community agencies
Categories: Family & Relationships

Teaching Learners with Mild Disabilities

Teaching Learners with Mild Disabilities

Longitudinal research on the behavioral characteristics of children with learning
disabilities . Journal of ... Learning Disabilities Research & Practice , 9 ( 3 ) , 142
– 147 . ... A checklist for identifying funding sources for assistive technology .

Author: Ruth Lyn Meese


ISBN: UOM:39015050128969

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 629

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Uses the activities of fictional educators and students to explore and apply the lessons of recent research to everyday classroom instruction.
Categories: Children with disabilities

The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory 2010

The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory  2010

Author: Laura Mars-Proietti

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076002888787

Category: Education

Page: 500

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This is the most comprehensive directory of Programs, Services, Curriculum Materials, Professional Meetings & Resources, Camps, Newsletters and Support Groups for teachers, students and families concerned with learning disabilities. This edition is distinguished by its recognition by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, as well as a Glossary of Terms. This information-packed directory includes information about Associations & Organizations, Schools, Colleges & Testing Materials, Government Agencies, Legal Resources and much more. For quick, easy access to information, this directory contains three indexes: Entry Name Index, Subject Index and Geographic Index. With every passing year, the field of learning disabilities attracts more attention and the network of caring, committed and knowledgeable professionals grows every day. This directory is an invaluable research tool for these parents, students and professionals.
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Developmental Disabilities of Early Childhood

Developmental Disabilities of Early Childhood

As a result of technology , the lives of more babies who have had insults to their
nervous system , in utero or at birth ... the minor disabilities affecting far greater
numbers of children are reflected as mild retardation and learning disabilities .

Author: Barbara A. Feingold

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398036993

Category: Developmentally disabled children

Page: 195

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Categories: Developmentally disabled children

The Faces of Intellectual Disability

The Faces of Intellectual Disability

See Kelley Johnson et al . , “ The Possibility of Choice : Women with Intellectual
Disabilities Talk about Having Children , ” in Disability in ... Surviving Eugenics in
a Technological World , " in Mark Priestly , Disability in the Life Course : Global
Perspectives ( Cambridge : Cambridge ... I wish to both emphasize and de -
emphasize the fact that persons with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities
suffer .

Author: Licia Carlson


ISBN: MINN:31951D02911649J

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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In a challenge to current thinking about cognitive impairment, this book explores what it means to treat people with intellectual disabilities in an ethical manner. Reassessing philosophical views of intellectual disability, Licia Carlson shows how we can affirm the dignity and worth of intellectually disabled people first by ending comparisons to nonhuman animals and then by confronting our fears and discomforts. Carlson presents the complex history of ideas about cognitive disability, the treatment of intellectually disabled people, and social and cultural reactions to them. Sensitive and clearly argued, this book offers new insights on recent trends in disability studies and philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Educational aspirations Parenting with mild intellectual deficits : Educational
aspirations , expectations , and educational attainment of their children . ... 3515A
Educational technology Improving efficiency in educational technology : A
framework for justifying and delivering project ... The facilitation of
comprehension skills for students with learning disabilities by special educators
nominated as effective .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132702544

Category: Dissertations, Academic


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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Human Services Technology

Human Services Technology

It includes observational learning , spondent learning , and operant learning and
excludes behavior changes resulting from drugs and fatigue . learning disabilities
Term used to describe the behavior of children who are not ... mental retardation
Condition marked by a significant deficiency in general intellectual ability . mild
retardation Degree of mental retardation characterized by an I.Q. of 53 to 69 .

Author: Ronald F. Holler

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: UOM:39015072181111

Category: Mental health

Page: 291

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Categories: Mental health

Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities

Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities

As a result of the physical or combined disability , children may have difficulties
with physical development , learning , or ... skills , participation in typical settings
is assured through accommodations , adaptations , assistive technology , or other

Author: Martha E. Snell

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004358661

Category: Education

Page: 683

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This is a comprehensive and current description of research-based methods on teaching students with severe disabilities including students with autism and functional skill needs. A great reference book. Reflects 1997 IDEA in all chapters, particularly those that deal with the topics of transition and families. Adds a chapter on peer/social relationships. Creates and maintains reader interest with effective photographs, vignettes, specific charts, and unique figures/tables. Reinforces its comprehensive research base with current studies. For educators and school administrators.
Categories: Education