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Communication Technology for Students in Special Education and Gifted Programs

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Communication Technology for Students in Special Education and Gifted Programs collects ideas about new communication technologies and innovative ways of using them to enhance education for students with exceptionalities. These case studies are based on the experiences and expertise of the teachers, researchers, and other professionals who have used them. By learning about the experiences of professionals with diverse specialties, others will gain information and ideas for how to better serve individuals with special needs across the educational spectrum.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. Section 1: Foundations and Theory-Building
    2. Section 2: Assistive Technology
    3. Section 3: Perspectives
    4. Section 4: Leading Change
    5. Additional Information
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Foundations and Theory-Building
    1. Chapter 1: An Overview of Inclusive Education in the United States
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS SUPPORTING INCLUSION IN THE U.S.
      4. CATEGORIES AND PREVALENCE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE U.S. CLASSROOMS
      5. IDENTIFICATION STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD-TO-MODERATE DISABILITIES
      6. INCLUSION PRACTICES FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD-TO-MODERATE DISABILITIES
      7. INCLUSION PRACTICES FOR STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Technology to Facilitate the General Education Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Integrated Technology for Culturally Competent Communication in Urban Schools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMUNITY BUILDING
      4. COMMUNICATION AND MEANING-MAKING
      5. COMMUNICATION ADAPTATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. LESSONS LEARNED
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding Students with Special Needs Self-disclosure in Internet Chat Rooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. PROBLEMS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Using Spatial Constructivist Thinking Theory to Enhance Classroom Instruction for Students with Special Needs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SPATIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST THINKING THEORY
      4. EPILOGUE AND LESSONS LEARNED IN THE SITUATION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  10. Section 2: Assistive Technology
    1. Chapter 6: Wheelchairs as Assistive Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUNCTIONAL REASONS AND COMMON DIAGNOSES FOR USE OF A WHEELCHAIR IN THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING
      5. Types of Wheelchairs
      6. Wheelchair Functions
      7. Additional Factors That May Impact WheelChair choice
      8. Role of the Special Educator in Wheelchair Management
      9. Conclusion
      10. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Trial and Error with Assistive, Accessible, Augmentative Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. Chapter 8: Voice/Speech Recognition Software
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEETING THE PROMISE
      4. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 9: A Guide to Assistive Technology for Teachers in Special Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT
      4. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VISION IMPAIRED
      5. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNERS WITH COGNITION-RELATED DISABILITIES
      6. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH PRESENTATION-RELATED DISABILITIES
      7. Assistive Technology for Distance Education
      8. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
      9. SELECTION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Assistive Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE: TERRY
      5. A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  11. Section 3: Perspectives
    1. Chapter 11: The Student with Complex Education Needs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. THEORETICAL CONSTRUCT
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION
      7. METHOD
      8. CURRENT STATUS: DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT, AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK AND MUSIC PROGRAM
      9. CONCLUSION: THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITIES
      10. LESSONS LEARNED
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Communication Technology Integration in the Content Areas for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT STATUS OF THE CASE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. EPILOGUE
      10. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Signage as a Classroom Prompt
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROMPTING
      4. SIGNAGE IN THE CLASSROOM
      5. SIGNAGE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 14: Using Social Bookmarking to Make Online Resources More Accessible
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Diigo Overview
      4. SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTION
    5. Chapter 15: Reflections on Teaching Students with Special Needs in an Online Master’s Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. LESSONS LEARNED
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    6. Chapter 16: Using Tactile Prompts to Increase Social-Communicative Skills with Children with Autism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TACTILE PROMPTS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    7. Chapter 17: Personal Reflections on the Educational Potential and Future of Closed Captioning on the Web
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    8. Chapter 18: Parental Communication About the Needs of Their Children
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. PARENTAL TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
      5. PARENTAL CONCERN ABOUT A CHILD’S COMMUNICATION SKILLS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. EPILOGUE
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  12. Section 4: Leading Change
    1. Chapter 19: Are you SMARTer than a SMART Board™?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES WHEN USING AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 20: Reading by Listening
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EMERGENCE OF TEXT-TO-SPEECH TECHNOLOGY
      5. ACCESSING BOOKS IN AUDIO FORMAT
      6. ACCESSING AUDIO FORMATTED ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR FREE
      7. STUDENT DOCUMENTATION FOR DISABILITY SERVICES OFFICES
      8. ILLITERATE COMPUTERS: SYNTHESIZERS
      9. CASES
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. EPILOGUE
      12. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    3. Chapter 21: Integrating Accessible Multiplication Games into Inclusive Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. APPENDIX
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 22: Do You See What I’m Saying?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ULTRASOUND
      4. ULTRASOUND APPLICATIONS
      5. FURTHER ULTRASOUND POTENTIALS: Speech Language Pathology
      6. STANDING CHALLENGES
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    5. Chapter 23: What Do You Do With A Digital Pen?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A PENCAST LECTURE
      4. USING DIGITAL PENS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
      5. English Language Learners
      6. COMBINING MULTIPLE MODALITIES
      7. IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    6. Chapter 24: Communication Technologies for Instructional Use
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AS INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS
      4. LINEAR TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLASSROOM USE
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    7. Chapter 25: Teaching What We Don’t Know
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. Qualitative Results
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    8. Chapter 26: Ten Hot Assistive Tech Websites That You Won’t Want to Miss
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TOP 10
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  13. Glossary
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors
  16. List of Abbreviations
  17. Index