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CTD has developed and updated the Assistive Technology 101 Factsheet. Get the new factsheet here.

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Speech language pathologist (SLP) Joan Green has been on the front line of assistive and instructional technology use for the past 15 years. Author of Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: a Clinician’s Guide and Technology Supports for Writing, Ms. Green has seen technology change the lives of the children...

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The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators is an 83-page ebook was created by eleven prominent bloggers, teachers, and school administrators to encourage the use of technology in the classroom. The first section of the book offers the perspective of a school administrator who discusses the control of technology...

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“Inclusive education” is one of those terms that is widely bandied about but of which many educators and most parents do not have a strong understanding. In this article, we bring you one of the country’s leading experts on inclusion – Dr. Paula Kluth. Author of "From Tutor Scripts...

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Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a machine to imitate purposeful human behavior, has long captured our imagination. Since the 1970’s, computer scientists have made significant progress in applying AI research to a broad range of challenges. In this edition of FCTD’s Technology Voices, Dr. McCoy, University of Delaware,...

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This article features an interview with Dr. Robert Stodden, Director of the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Center on Disability Studies. For more than 20 years Dr. Stodden and his col­leagues conducted re­search on the effectiveness of classroom technology in helping students with dis­abilities access the general K-12 curriculum. Recently, he...

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When we asked national expert, Fred Tchang, Director of Assistive Technology Services at Advancing Opportunities’ Assistive Technology Center, what advice he would offer to schools and school systems as they prepare, AT-wise, for the upcoming school year, he had a surprising reply: “I would tell them ‘Please, please, please do...

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Professor Charmaine Lowe of Austin Peay State University is a power user of technology. Among those with whom she uses it are highly mobile students whose parents are seasonal workers. Those students, she notes, may use technology to retain connection with family members abroad. “I have students,” Dr. Lowe tells...

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Even if you haven’t seen "The Matrix", "Tron", or "Avatar", you’re probably aware of virtual world environments and the role of avatars in them. Recently, forward-looking researchers and educators have begun to explore the value of virtual worlds as an assistive technology. Focusing on a range of physical, cognitive, and...

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The assumption that technology will be effectively brought into the classroom with the arrival of newly minted teachers who have come of age in the digital era – the so-called “millennials” – may be an erroneous one. The ability, and preference, to communicate in PDA text-speak is not the same...

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