The Role of Technology in the Transition to Postsecondary Education of Students with Learning DisabilitiesBy Mull, Charlotte A.; Sitlington, Patricia L.; Journal of Special Education, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 26-32
Publication Date: Spring 2003
Article discussing measures regarding the use of technology in assisting students with learning disabilities to succeed in postsecondary education settings. The main three main purposes of the article are to (1) identify the specific technology recommendations found in the literature; (2) identify issues related to using these recommendations in the transition to postsecondary education; and (3) provide recommendations for planning the transition to postsecondary education. The studies reported in the review were located by searching the Education Resources Information Center database from 1966 to 2000 for references addressing technology and transition. Issues and barriers are discussed that prevent the general use of technological accommodations by students with identified learning disabilities in postsecondary settings. These issues are divided into five areas: (1) the use of assistive technology (AT) in the role of "cognitive prosthesis"; (2) the availability and high cost of AT; (3) abandonment by students of purchased AT devices; (4) training needs related to the use of technology and assistive devices; and (5) eligibility questions.
Published by: Sage Publications (Website:http://www.sagepub.com)
Division for Research of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-DR) (Web Site: http://www.cecdr.org )