Creating a Technology Toolkit for Students With Mental Retardation: A Systematic ApproachBy Parette, Phil; Wojcik, Brian W.; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 23-31
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Article discusses a systematic method for creating a technology toolkit for use with students who have mental retardation. A two-phase study was conducted to identify devices for a number of fields, including: (1) communication, (2) computer access, (3) daily living, (4) mobility, (5) recreation, (6) reading, (7) writing/spelling, (8) mathematics, and (9) memory and organization. The researchers ultimately included roughly 80 devices that could be included in the toolkit to meet students’ unique needs. The authors contend that such toolkits can be utilized by education professionals in classrooms serving students with mental retardation, and that such a battery of devices has implications for monitoring usage and creating individualized education plans.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48741