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ISBN 9780866562577
Published February 9, 1987 by Routledge
194 Pages

 
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Book Description

Authorities from the fields of education and computers explore the vital issues and concerns related to effectively using available computer technologies in the special education classroom. They thoroughly examine the potential benefits of technology in addressing the needs of the disabled, the limits in the application of technology to the lives of the disabled, and the risks of a person with disabilities becoming too dependent on technology. Timely and practical information is offered for effectively applying available technologies, advocating new technologies, and conducting needed research.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface: A Perspective on Computing and Special Education

  • Issues and Concerns in Special Education Microcomputing
  • Selecting a Computer for Your Special Education Classroom
  • Software for the Special Education Classroom
  • Evaluating Software for Use by Mentally Handicapped Learners
  • Computer Aids for the Handicapped
  • Computers for Special Needs Populations: Resources for the Classroom
  • A Comparison of LD and Non-LD Students’ Learning LOGO and On-Task Behavior
  • Modifying Cursing Behavior Using a Microcomputer as a Reward
  • Intelligibility of Computer Synthesized Speech Among Mildly Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Youth
  • Is Special Education a Computer Management Issue?
  • IEPs and Data Management: A Case in Point
  • Selection of IEP Management Systems
  • Microcomputers in Special Education Classrooms: Themes From Research and Implications for Practice
  • Computers: An ESSENTIAL Tool for Learning Disabled Students
  • Using Microcomputers to Teach Verbal Mathematical Problem Solving to Learning Disabled Students
  • Computer-Assisted Speech Synthesis for Severely Disabled Nonverbal Individuals
  • Microcomputers in Communications Disorders
  • Computer Programming in Special Education: The Promise of Logo
  • Specialized Services and Expert Systems: An Examination of the Potential and Reality
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations for Microcomputer Use in Special Education

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