Faculty Publications

Title

Assistive Technology for Students With Disabilities: A Legal Analysis of Issues

Document Type

Article

Keywords

assistive technology, in-service teachers, instructional/policy perspectives, methodologies, policy/legal, professional development, qualitative research, technology perspectives

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Special Education Technology

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

183

Last Page

194

Abstract

Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to consider a student’s need for assistive technology (AT). Despite this legal requirement, AT supports are often not available to students with disabilities. Many students with disabilities and their families have addressed the failure to consider and provide AT supports through litigation. The purpose of this article is to examine the case law pertaining to the assessment, selection, and provision of AT learning supports for students with disabilities. A legal analysis was conducted to determine litigation themes. Based on these results, several recommendations for IEP teams are proposed.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1177/0162643416673912

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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