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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8010011

Designing and Implementing an Assistive Technology Lab for Postsecondary Education

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Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429, USA
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School of Education, University of Wisconsin, 2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 29 December 2017 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Technology Enhancing the Skills of Students with Disabilities)
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A literature review discusses how teacher knowledge of assistive technology significantly impacts student success with assistive technology and that many teachers enter the field feeling unprepared to implement these technologies with students. This article explores one university’s process in setting up an assistive technology laboratory for students to explore. Such experiential learning opportunities are vital to the success of special education educators. This paper explores how the lab is set up and the activities visitors complete to provide a foundation for those looking to develop a similar lab. View Full-Text
Keywords: assistive technology; teacher preparation; students with disabilities assistive technology; teacher preparation; students with disabilities
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