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A Regional Profile of Assistive Technology Services: Assessment of Service Delivery and Suggestions for Improving Post Secondary Transition

Article presents the content and results of a survey designed to assess the delivery of assistive technology services in Illinois, delivered by assistive technology teams, that are to facilitate the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education. Citation: Kearney,

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Technology and Transition: Tools for Success

This article describes a model, funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1996 as a three-year demonstration, for providing assistive computer technology services to students with disabilities in support of their transition to postsecondary education and employment.  An occupational

Posted in Assistive technology, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Assistive Technology and Students With High-incidence Disabilities: Understanding the Relationship Through the NLTS2

This study is a secondary analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study, Wave 2 (NLTS2) that looks at the use of assistive technology by youth with high incidence disabilities (LD, EBD, ADHD,and mild intellectual disability) and its relationship

Posted in Assistive technology, National level resources, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations

Assistive Technology Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Spina Bifida

This is a descriptive analysis of the assistive technology use of youth, 13-25 years, with spina bifida who were 2003 patients of the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center of Seattle.  Of the 170 young adults aged 18 to 25,

Posted in Assistive technology, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations

Personal Digital Assistants as Cognitive Aids for High School Students with Autism: Results of a Community-based Trial

This study examines the efficacy of personal digital assistants (PDAs) as task management tools in a sample of transition-age high school students with autism trained in the use of PDAs by an occupational therapist.  The study found improved self-ratings of

Posted in Assistive technology, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations
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