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Assistive Technology

  • Emily C. Bouck - Michigan State University, USA, Purdue University, USA
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March 2016 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Succinct, yet comprehensive, Assistive Technology is designed to help educators better understand assistive technology and how it can support students with disabilities from early childhood through the transition into adulthood. This practical book is organized around the purpose of technology and the support it can provide rather than a student’s disability categorization. Grounded in research and filled with engaging case studies and activities, author Emily C. Bouck offers an unbiased depiction of the advantages and limitations of technology. Readers are exposed to a full range of assistive technology including  up-to-date coverage of low- and high-technology, as well as free and for-purchase options that can be used to support students with disabilities.

 
Chapter 1: Assistive Technology Background
Assistive Technology

 
Universal Design for Learning

 
Perspectives of Assistive Technology in this Textbook

 
 
Chapter 2: Assistive Technology Frameworks
Assistive Technology Decision-Making

 
Assistive Technology Selection Tools and Resources

 
Assistive Technology and the IEP

 
 
Chapter 3: Assistive Technology for Communication
AAC Categorization

 
AAC Decisions-Making

 
Research on AAC

 
 
Chapter 4: Assistive Technology for Mobility and Positioning
Assistive Technology for Mobility

 
Assistive Technology for Positioning and Seating

 
 
Chapter 5: Assistive Technology for Computer Access
Assistive Technology for Computer Access

 
Assistive Technology for Mobile Devices

 
Built-In Accessibility

 
Web 2.0 and Apps

 
 
Chapter 6: Assistive Technology for Vision and Hearing
Assistive Technology for Vision

 
Assistive Technology for Hearing

 
Assistive Technology to Support Students Who are Deaf-Blind

 
Web 2.0 and Apps

 
 
Chapter 7: Assistive Technology to Support Behavior and Organization
Organization

 
Management and Monitoring

 
Social Skills and Social Emotional Development

 
Sensory

 
Web 2.0 and Apps

 
 
Chapter 8: Assistive Technology as Instructional Aids
Reading

 
Writing

 
Mathematics

 
Science & Social Studies

 
Study Skills

 
Online and Hybrid Education

 
Web 2.0 and Apps

 
 
Chapter 9: Assistive Technology to Enhance Independence and Transition
Assistive Technology for Transition & Post-School Experiences

 
 
Chapter 10: Assistive Technology for Young Children
Technology for Young Children

 
Assistive Technology for Young Children

 
Apps for Young Children with Disabilities

 

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
Instructor Resource Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:


  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. 
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • The Instructor Teaching Site includes complete answers to all in-text questions.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 

“Practitioner oriented with many great resources”

Yeunjoo Lee
California State University, Bakersfield

“Breakdown of topics is logical and useful”

Scott Sparks
Ohio University

“Well written, good solid foundational information related to AT”

Mike Marotta
Felician College

We will use this as reference for our course and to support students looking for intervention strategies.

Mrs Jan Beechey
Education and Training , Dyslexia Action
December 13, 2016

A very handy and comprehensive text; the associated website is also very useful

Mrs Branwen Bingle
Institute of Education, Worcester University
May 6, 2016

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ISBN: 9781483374437
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