Isolating the Contribution of Assistive Technology to School ProgressBy Fennema-Jansen, Sally; Smith, Roger O.; Edyburn, Dave L.; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses the Student Performance Profile (SPP), which is an instrument developed by the Assistive Technology Infusion Project of the Ohio Department of Education in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Assistive Technology (AT) Outcomes Measurement System Project team. The SPP requires respondents to rate the contribution to progress of ten different interventions, including AT devices and services. Respondents also rate the current ability on students’ individualized education plan goals. The ratings of the goals and the contribution of each intervention were used to calculate a score that represents the contribution of AT devices to student progress. A comparison was made between the scores representing the relative contribution of AT devices to progress prior to AT utilization, as well as after using AT for eight months. The usage of AT devices was found to have a significant positive effect on academic progress. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16213