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Chapter 9 Technology and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD

ISBN: 978-1-78052-506-8, eISBN: 978-1-78052-507-5

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 4 January 2012

Abstract

Currently there is a lack of evidence existing on technology specifically to support students with emotional-behavior disorder (EBD) in schools (Fitzpatrick & Knowlton, 2009). However, assistive technology (AT) considerations for all students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) must still occur. Evidence exists that technology can compensate for students with other identified disabilities and while the specific research of students with EBD is lacking, students with disabilities, in general, appear to benefit from the support of technology. This chapter discusses how technology supports access to the general education curriculum for student with EBD in the academic areas of reading, writing, and math as well as supports self-management. Resources for free AT are also highlighted.

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Anna Courtad, C. and Bouck, E.C. (2012), "Chapter 9 Technology and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders", Bakken, J.P., Obiakor, F.E. and Rotatori, A.F. (Ed.) Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 179-205. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-4013(2012)0000023012

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