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Publication date: 2 January 2013

Carrie Anna Courtad and Emily C. Bouck

Students with learning disabilities are ever-present in schools today and so is the technology to support these students. Assistive technology supports students with…

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Students with learning disabilities are ever-present in schools today and so is the technology to support these students. Assistive technology supports students with learning disabilities (LD) in terms of access and success in general education and special education settings. This chapter will discuss the challenges students with learning disabilities may face in school and the assistive technology educators can use to help address these challenges. Specifically, this chapter pays particular attention to assistive technology to support core content areas (e.g., literacy and mathematics) as well as organization and self-management.

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Learning Disabilities: Practice Concerns And Students With LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-428-2

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Publication date: 4 January 2012

Carrie Anna Courtad and Emily C. Bouck

Currently there is a lack of evidence existing on technology specifically to support students with emotional-behavior disorder (EBD) in schools (Fitzpatrick & Knowlton…

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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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Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-507-5

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Publication date: 28 January 2011

Carrie Anna Courtad and Jeffrey P. Bakken

In other words, LD can affect the way in which a person takes in, remembers, understands, and expresses information. Typically, a person with LD is of average…

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In other words, LD can affect the way in which a person takes in, remembers, understands, and expresses information. Typically, a person with LD is of average intelligence, based on his/her intelligence quotient (IQ); however his/her academic performance is different from how they should be able to perform. People with LD are intelligent and have abilities to learn despite difficulties in processing information; however, they require specialized interventions in home, school, community, and workplace settings, appropriate to their individual strengths and needs, including but not limited to (a) specific skill instruction, (b) the development of compensatory strategies, (c) the development of self-advocacy skills, and (d) appropriate accommodation. Typically, a student with mild LD, who is identified and provided learning-disabilities instruction, can enhance his/her academic achievement, however, a student with undetected LD can struggle with low grades, low self-esteem, a loss of interest in higher education, and later reduced employment opportunities as an adult (Burkhardt, Obiakor, & Rotatori, 2004).

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History of Special Education
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5

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Publication date: 24 October 2016

Mary Cece Young and Carrie Anna Courtad

In the United States, students with disabilities have moved from learning in a segregated environment to being included in the general education classroom. Legislative…

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In the United States, students with disabilities have moved from learning in a segregated environment to being included in the general education classroom. Legislative mandates have encouraged this shift to occur in public schools in order to equal the playing field for students with disabilities. Both general and special education students with learning disabilities (LD) have been affected from inclusion. This chapter describes the legal, historical, psychological, and instructional concepts shaping the way students with LD are educated today.

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General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Impact on Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-541-6

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Publication date: 28 January 2011

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History of Special Education
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5

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Publication date: 4 January 2012

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Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-507-5

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Publication date: 2 January 2013

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Learning Disabilities: Practice Concerns And Students With LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-428-2

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Publication date: 24 October 2016

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General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Impact on Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-541-6

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