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Connecting To Learn-Educating And Assistive Technology For People With Disabilitie - Marcia J. Scherer

Connecting To Learn-Educating And Assistive Technology For People With Disabilitie

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2003
ISBN: 9781557989826
Number Of Pages: 299

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For anyone who has been overwhelmed when selecting an educational or assistive technology or who has experienced frustration in trying to come up with the best instructional plan for a person with a disability, this book was written for you. "Connecting to Learn" presents a comprehensive and readable approach to matching the right technology with students with disabilities, especially visual and auditory disabilities. School psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, educators, disability support service administrators, instructional design specialists, parents and individuals with disabilities, and rehabilitation psychologists should find this book valuable in their efforts to help those with disabilities learn, live and connect with others.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Fundamental Sense of Connectednessp. 3
Learner Characteristics and Preferencesp. 21
The Effects of Loss of Hearing or Vision on the Learner and Learningp. 23
The Personal Meaning of Hearing or Vision Lossp. 41
Environments for Learningp. 57
The Move From Separate to Inclusive Educationp. 59
Contrasting Inclusive With Exclusive Educationp. 73
Technology Made Inclusive Education Possiblep. 91
Technologies for Access to Information and for Instructional Deliveryp. 107
Computers: Mixing Assistive, Information, and Access Technologiesp. 109
Desirable and Less Desirable Effects of Educational Technologiesp. 125
Getting Going on Learningp. 147
Matching Learners With the Most Appropriate Technologies and Strategies for Their Usep. 159
Individual Learner Preferences and Needsp. 161
The Matching Person and Technology Modelp. 183
Connecting to Learnp. 203
Bringing It All Together for the Individual Userp. 205
Matching Person and Technology Process and Samples of the Assessment Formsp. 225
Copy of Statement of Need Formp. 233
Checklists for Educational Technology Evaluation and Selectionp. 243
Finding and Funding Assistive Technologiesp. 251
Resourcesp. 253
Glossaryp. 261
Referencesp. 265
Author Indexp. 281
Subject Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 299
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ISBN: 9781557989826
ISBN-10: 1557989826
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 29th September 2003
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.87