Handbook of Special Education Technology Research and Practice

Table of Contents

Foreword – John Langone

Preface – Dave Edyburn, Kyle Higgins and Randall Boone


Section 1 Historical, Policy, and Legal Foundations

1. Historical Perspectives about Technology Applications for People with Disabilities – A. Edward Blackhurst

2. Comprehensive Statewide Programs of Technology-Related Assistance – M. Nell Bailey, Nancy Meidenbauer, Judith Fein and Beth Mineo Mollica

3. A Federal Program to Support Innovation and Implementation of Technology in Special Education – David B. Malouf and Jane Hauser

4. Assistive Technology and the IEP – Penny Reed and Gayl Bowser

Section 2 Access for Diverse Populations

5. Cultural Research in Special Education Technology – Howard P. Parette, Mary Blake Huer and Alan VanBiervliet

6. Access Granted: Achieving Technological Equity in the 21st Century – Monica R. Brown

7. English Language Learners and Technology – Carla Meskill and Shannon Hilliker

8. Proactive Accommodation: Web Accessibility in the Classroom – Jim Allan and John Slatin

9. Information Training and Technical Assistance: A Case Study of the Culturally and Linquistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Institute Web Site – Rosa Milagros Santos, Robert M. Corso and Dianne Rothenberg

Section 3 Assistive Technology

10. Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in Schools – Joy Smiley Zabala and Diana Foster Carl

11. Teaming and Assistive Technology in Educational Settings – Cathy Bodine and Maureen Melonis

12. Students with Learning Disabilities Using Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Classroom
Tamarah M. Ashton

13. Assistive Technology and Students with Mild Disabilities: From Consideration to Outcome Measurement – Dave L. Edyburn

Section 4 Disability Specific Technology Applications

14. Growing and Learning Through Technology: Birth To Five – Susan G. Mistrett, Shelly J. Lane and Amy G. Ruffino

15. Technology Use and Students with Intellectual Disability: Universal Design for All Students
Michael L. Wehmeyer, Sean J. Smith and Daniel K. Davies

16. Classroom Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities – Rena B. Lewis

17. Using Technologies to Meet the Unique Needs of Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders: Findings and Future Directions – Gail Fitzgerald

18. Physical Access in Today's Schools: Empowerment Through Assistive Technology – Cindy George, Jennie I. Schaff and Tara L. Jeffs

19. Accessible Information Technology and Persons with Visual Impairments – Richard Banks and Norman Coombs

20. Assistive Technology in Education for Students Who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf – Marcia J. Scherer

21. Technology and Autism: Current Practices and Future Directions – Matt Tincani and E. Amanda Boutot

22. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Infusing Communication in an Academic Setting – Laura J. Ball, Denise V. Bilyeu, Carrie Prentice and David R. Beukelman

Section 5 Instructional Design

23. Teamwork Needs Technology – Len Haines and Gladene Robertson

24. Designing Digital Materials for Students with Disabilities – Randall Boone and Kyle Higgins

25. Introducting Electronic Performance Support Systems – Jennie I. Schaff, Brenda Bannan-Ritland, Michael M. Behrmann and Seunghun Ok

26. Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning: Two Sides of the Same Coin – David H. Rose, Ted S. Hasselbring, Skip Stahl and Joy Zabala

Section 6 Technology and Instruction

27. Integrating Technology in Standards-Based Instruction – Kevin M. Anderson and Cindy L. Anderson

28. Using Technology to Support Struggling Readers: A Review of the Literature – Nicole Strangman and Bridget Dalton

29. Writing Tools: Technology and Strategies for Struggling Writers – Merrill C. Sitko, Colin J. Laine and Carolyn Sitko

30. Mathematics and Technology-Based Interventions – Paula Maccini and Joseph Calvin Gagnon

31. Interactive Technologies and Social Studies Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities – Cindy Okolo

32. Science in Special Education: Emerging Technologies – Jennie I. Schaff, Marci Kinas Jerome, Michael M. Behrmann and Debra Sprague

33. Using Technology to Facilitate and Enhance Curriculum-based Measurement – Lynn S. Fuchs, Douglas Fuchs and Carol L. Hamlett

34. Web-based Resources and Instructional Considerations for Students With Mild Cognitive Disabilities – J. Emmett Gardner and Cheryl A. Wissick

Section 7 Professional Development

35. Improving Practice Using Assistive Technology Knowledge and Skills – Elizabeth A. Lahm

36. Using Technology to Enhance Collaboration to Benefit All Students – Pam Campbell and Bob Algozzine

37. Technology and Inservice Professional Development: Integrating an Effective Medium to Bridge Research to Practice – Sean J. Smith and David Allsopp

38. Technology-Mediated Distance Education: Current Practice and Future Trends – Barbara L. Ludlow

Section 8 Trends and Issues

39. Using Learning Assessments to Design Effective Programs – Gerald Tindal and Lindy Crawford

40. Data-Mining Strategies for Researching the Effectiveness of Assistive and Instructional Technologies – John Castellani and Brian Castellani

41. Robotic Devices as Assistive and Educational Tools for Persons with Disabilities – Richard D. Howell