Using High and Low Technology to Help Our Students

Peck, Alec F.; Scarpati, Stan
July 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p4
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of technology to educate children with exceptional needs in the U.S. Indications showed that many educators are becoming more comfortable with the use of technology in schools. As the availability of technology increases, substantial efforts to develop and use these tools for the benefits of students with excpetional needs are becoming prevalent. Assistive technology has, of course, had the biggest impact on students with disabilities. Many students who were previously thought to be unteachable have been able to access curricula.


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