The use of assistive technology in school-aged children with learning disorders

Assistive Technology (AT) allows children with Specific Learning Disabilities (LDs) to adequately access school curriculum. There is a paucity of literature addressing perception of use and training for teachers to support use. Studies suggest that children with AT like their devices and find them useful. The proposed study will examine the ages of children provided AT devices, the types of AT hardware and software being used by children with various learning limitations in a school environment, and children’s perception of their AT devices. Archival data collected from school-aged children referred to the Learning Disability Association of Windsor-Essex County (LDAWE) will be statistically analyzed. The proposed research will increase the understanding of current practices of the distribution and utilization of AT.

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Lynette Kivisto
Faculty Supervisor: 
Joseph Casey
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Ontario
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