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Assistive Technology and Teacher Assistants

Working with Teaching Assistants and Other Support Staff for Inclusive Education

ISBN: 978-1-78441-612-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-611-9

ISSN: 1479-3636

Publication date: 3 February 2015

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the increasing use of both assistive technology (AT) and teacher assistants (TAs) to support students with disabilities within the inclusive classroom, and why it is vital that teacher assistants have appropriate training in the area of AT. A description of assistive technology and its role in inclusion of students with special needs is provided along with a description of training in assistive technology that was undertaken with teacher assistants. Implications for training and support of teacher assistants in the area of assistive technology are also discussed.

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Chambers, D. and Berlach, R.G. (2015), "Assistive Technology and Teacher Assistants", Working with Teaching Assistants and Other Support Staff for Inclusive Education (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 219-239. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-363620150000004011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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