Assistive Technology for Students With Disabilities: A Legal Analysis of Issues
assistive technology, in-service teachers, instructional/policy perspectives, methodologies, policy/legal, professional development, qualitative research, technology perspectives
Journal of Special Education Technology
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.
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Etscheidt, Susan Larson, "Assistive Technology for Students With Disabilities: A Legal Analysis of Issues" (2016). Faculty Publications. 992.