Ch 1: History of Assistive Technology in Education

About This Chapter

Gain a deeper understanding of assistive technology development and legislation using these brief lessons. Review federal laws that all teachers should be familiar with concerning students with disabilities and assistive technology.

History of Assistive Technology - Chapter Summary

What are your legal responsibilities as a teacher regarding students with disabilities? What are the types of assistive technology devices and how are they categorized? This is the type of information you can review with this chapter and that can form the basis for instructional and assessment strategies you might use when choosing and implementing assistive technology in your classroom. Through the use of this chapter, you will have the ability to:

  • Recite the timeline of the history of assistive technology
  • Identify the three categories of assistive technology
  • Understand the importance and implications of the Assistive Technology Acts of 1998 and 2004
  • List the principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

How It Helps

  • Strengthens understanding of IDEA: Ensures that you are adhering to all principles of this federal law.
  • Ensures adherence to federal assistive technology laws: Protects your students by ensuring that you understand and implement all legal standards regarding assistive technology availability and use within your classroom.
  • Increases awareness: Helps you to appreciate the development of assistive technology and its importance in the education system.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Categorize assistive technology devices
  • Provide details about assistive technology laws and their implications
  • Implement IDEA principles in the classroom

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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