EDU 620 Week 2 Assignment Evaluation of Assistive Technology

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Evaluation of Assistive TechnologyNameEDU 620: Meeting Individual Student Needs with TechnologyDeborah NaughtonSeptember 24, 2012 Evaluation of Assistive Technology The quote from the author "one size fits all" means to me is the clothes that say this quote means that any size, shape person can wear this outfit. I look at it like this, if there is a two hundred and fifty pound woman and a one hundred pound woman can wear the same outfit. I highly doubt it. It's the same in education. No child learns in the same manner. Let's take a look at what steps and aspects that should be considered when deciding on an assistive technology. Assistive technology plays an important role in the learning process for individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology is defined as "any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." (Maushak, Kelley & Blodgett, 2001, p. 419) Assistive technology is very beneficial to individuals that have disabilities. For example, students with ment

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