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This article shows w ell-conducted assessments of student achievement are critical to developing student-centered instruction. The key, however, is not to let the assessment process become so burdensome that it detracts from instruction rather than supporting it. We look at the relationship between assessment and instruction, and specific computer-based...

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This article focuses on computer-based testing accommodations and universally-designed assessments. NimbleTools co-founder and researcher, Dr. Michael Russell, discusses the state of the field and identifies the key components of effective testing accommodations.

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This article explores the convergence of assistive and instructional technologies and the use by both in general education classrooms. The in-depth interview, with AT/IT expert Lon Thornburg, discusses technology advocacy as well, with a little help from ace parent advocate, Chuck DiPietro.

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Joshua Jenkins, a special education teacher in New Orleans, looks at two technology tools that are widely used throughout the country – one, a traditional word processor that has served students with disabilities for years; the other, the iPad, the tablet computer which many consider the hottest technology ticket in...

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How do you provide technical assistance (TA) to teachers, OT’s, SLP’s, families and others who work with children who have complex sensory, motor, and/or cognitive challenges when they are far from each other and from the few available TA experts by hundreds of miles? In this article, Dr. Jay Gense,...

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When it comes to assistive technology in the classroom, Ellen Engstrom has seen it all, or at least quite a bit of it. In recent years, she has devoted herself to teaching what she’s learned to a new generation of teachers. She shares her “lessons learned” with readers. We think...

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This issue features Lorianne Hoenninger, CEO of Accessible Learning Technology Alternatives, AT consultant from Long Island, New York, and a former special education teacher. Developer of the FASTTRAC system for AT consideration, Ms. Hoenninger shares her views on the need to build an AT infrastructure within school systems and the...

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In the past, notes long-time AT expert Russ Holland, “We said that the purpose of assistive technology was to place band-aids on mainstream technology to make it work.” Now, he says, “companies need to make accessibility part of the design parameters for all products.” Mr. Holland, co-founder of Adirondack AccessAbility...

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They include iPads and iPods, smartphones and lap­tops. They cost far less than more specialized technology and their prices continue to drop. Many, like Dr. Milton Chen, believe these devices have the potential to help change the course of U.S. K-12 education for nearly every child, both with and without...

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When conducting an assistive technology assessment for a child with a disability, Professor James Lenker says, the key question is "Is the child better off with or without the device?" The question may seem basic, but answering it correctly requires the type of expertise that Dr. Lenker brings to his...

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