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Running head: Learning Disability, Assistive technology and training

Learning Disability, Assistive Technology and Training


Karrah Cunningham
California State University Monterey Bay

Learning Disability, Assistive technology and training

Table of Contents
Abstract................................................................................................................................3
Learning Disability, Assistive Technology and Training.....................................................4
Annotated Bibliography.......................................................................................................4
Journal 1...........................................................................................................................4
Journal 2...........................................................................................................................4
Journal 3...........................................................................................................................5
Journal 4...........................................................................................................................5
Journal 5...........................................................................................................................5
Journal 6...........................................................................................................................5
References............................................................................................................................6

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Annotated Bibliography
The following sections include annotated bibliography for 6 journals.
Journal 1
Margaret E. Bausch, T. S. (2004). Assistive Technology: Are the Necessary Skills and
Knowledge Being Developed at the Preservice and Inservice Levels? Teacher
Education and Special Education, 27(2), 97-104. Retrieved from
http://tes.sagepub.com/content/27/2/97.abstract
Current law mandates that school districts provide assistive technology
devices and services for students with disabilities. Research suggest that districts
dont have the properly trained personnel to provide services. In other words they
dont have the knowledge about assistive technology to provide the service. The
personnel have to seek out training from regional or national program. Outside of
special education there is usually one other program that provide training. The
programs dont place emphasis of the educational needs of students. Special
educators goals should be to properly trained about AT in order to properly served
the students education need. If this acknowledged it is the students who suffer and
denied services mandated under IDEA.
The article is important when assessing student AT knowledge and use. I work with
a special education specialist, he has informed me that students are in the Los
Angeles Unified School District arent properly assessed by a certified professional.
This is a challenge for students at the university level. If students had the proper AT
devices and services during K-12, they would be better prepared for university.

Learning Disability, Assistive technology and training

There are two problems: students not knowing they were denied AT services, and
training students to use assistive technology.

Journal 2
Peterson-Karlan, G. R. (2015). Assistive Technology Instruction within a Continuously
Evolving Technology Environment. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 61-76.
This article has proposed a blended model for AT distance education that employs web
based content, online assessment, and online application activities, combined with face-to face
classroom-lab activities, to deliver instruction.
Journal 3
Boone, R., & Higgins, K. (2007). The Role of Instructional Design in Assistive
Technology Research and Development. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(1), 185-140. Retrieved
from http://www.jstor.org/
The difference between Assistive Technology and Instructional Technology is becoming
blurred. The decreasing distinction helps with the UDL goal with regards to coursework. The
article discusses implementing effective instructional design in creating useful and effective ATs.
Journal 4
Bowser, G. (2013). Assistive Technology in the Digital Age. International Society of
Technology in Education, 10-11. Retrieved from www.iste.org
Assistive Technology can be used support beyond the help they get in classroom. The
article discusses technology students can use with writing difficulties. The software used was
Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Learning Disability, Assistive technology and training

Journal 5
Hollins, N., & Foley, A. R. (2013). The Experiences of Students with Learning
Disabilities in a Higher Education Virtual Campus. Association for Educational Communications
and Technology, 607-624.
The article discusses assistive technology with regards to online courses. It is a survey of
students experience with online learning. The challenges the student encounter is covered in the
article.
Journal 6
Tracey E. Hall, N. C. (2015). Addressing Learning Disabilities with UDL and
Technology. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 38, 72-83.
Students with learning disabilities use screening reading software (eg. CAST). The
software helps students with reading difficulties. The article discusses the different stages for
implementating the trainging of CAST. This article is useful example of implementing a training
for assistive technology.

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References
Boone, R., & Higgins, K. (2007). The Role of Instructional Design in Assistive Technology
Research and Development. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(1), 185-140. Retrieved from
http://www.jstor.org/
Bowser, G. (2013). Assistive Technology in the Digital Age. International Society of Technology
in Education, 10-11. Retrieved from www.iste.org
Hollins, N., & Foley, A. R. (2013). The Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities in a
Higher Education Virtual Campus. Association for Educational Communcations and
Technology, 607-624.
Margaret E. Bausch, T. S. (2004). Assistive Technology: Are the Necessary Skills and
Knowledge Being Developed at the Preservice and Inservice Levels? Teacher Education
and Special Education, 27(2), 97-104. Retrieved from
http://tes.sagepub.com/content/27/2/97.abstract
Peterson-Karlan, G. R. (2015). Assistive Technology Instruction within a Continuously Evolving
Technology Environment. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 61-76.
Tracey E. Hall, N. C. (2015). Addressing Learning Disabilities with UDL and Technology.
Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 38, 72-83.
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