Technology IN SPECIAL EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION <ul><li>LAUREN SKARKE </li></ul>
Technology benefits special education students by increasing communication and helping to build higher level thinking skills.
Technology can be set into two groups when discussing special education, assistive technology and instructional technology.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDING ACCESS Google Images
Assistive technology is technology that is specially designed to assist persons with disabilities and is define in federal law.
examples of assistive technology : http://web.ccesc.k12.oh.us/ccesc/Services/AssistiveTechnology/tabid/69/Default.aspx Google Images
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTING EDUCATION Google Images
Instructional technology is any device that supports the teaching/learning process, such as a computer or television.
examples of instructional technology : Google Images
resources Gargiulo, R. (2012). Special education in contemporary society: an introduction to exceptionality . Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc. Janakiraman, S. (2011, February 1). Interactive whiteboard technology effective in improving learning skills . Retrieved from TMCnet.com Valdez, G. (2005). Critical issue: technology: a catalyst for teaching and learning in the classroom . Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te600.htm