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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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Cheryl Lepard of AccessAbility Services, and Linda Petty from the University of Toronto Scarborough, draw the correlation between good time management and organization skills, and greater postsecondary academic success. They describe several strategies and technologies to help students develop these skills, and lists several reasons to begin developing students’ self-determination...

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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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In this issue, we bring you the insights of Richard Ellenson, the creator of the very popular Tango! communication device and the founder of Panther Technology. Mr. Ellenson talks about how his commitment to ensuring that his son could communicate with the world brought him from a career in...

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Meet Joe, an 11th grader who is very interested in math and technology. Joe has dyslexia and dysgraphia and uses various types of AT to help him succeed in school. In this video he shares some of the apps and programs that he uses to aid him in reading. Funded...
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Education technologist Dr. Yeunjoo Lee, of California State, Bakersfield, talks about the state of pre-service teacher technology training, minority group attitudes about assistive technology and alternative sources of technology funding.

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In the education world, as in all public sectors, policy drives funding. At the national, state, and local levels, policy decisions determine priorities and budgets. What happens within the classroom, including use of assistive and instructional technologies, is tied directly to overarching education policies. In this interview, we speak with...

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Dr. Phil Parette discusses the components of the framework and need for a structured approach to technology integration, and shares some of the technology tools that he finds particularly useful. By now the majority of the education world seems to agree – technology is powerful and can bring significant benefits...

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