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Disabled Students in Education

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Disabled Students in Education: Technology, Transition, and Inclusivity reports on 15 research projects aimed at improving the educational prospects of disabled people. Through its discussion of three main themes—technology, transition and inclusivity—this book aims to be of interest to disabled students, their parents and teachers, and the people who run, and set policies for, their educational providers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Section 1: Technology
    1. Chapter 1: The Art of the Possible
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ESTABLISHING THE PARAMETERS
      4. USER NEEDS: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN BE USED TO INCLUDE DIFFERENT TYPES OF USERS
      5. GETTING STARTED: PRACTICAL TIPS ON EVERYDAY INCLUSIVE TECHNIQUES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: An Assessment of Eye Tracking as an Educational Aid for People with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND WORK DONE TO DATE
      4. EYE TRACKING AS AN EDUCATIONAL AID FOR PEOPLE WITH PROFOUND MULTIPLE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES (PMLD)
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDICES
    3. Chapter 3: Haptics as an Assistive Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HAPTICS TO EDUCATE AND INFORM
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Using a Computer Aided Test to Raise Awareness of Disability Issues Amongst University Teaching Staff
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. RATIONALE
      5. History and development of the computer aided test
      6. Current state of THE tesT
      7. Technical issues met in the test
      8. Feedback to date
      9. Current improvements to the test
      10. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      11. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 5: Computer-Based Learning Systems for People with Autism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMPUTERS AND AUTISM: CURRENT ISSUES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Understanding and Enhancing Emotional Literacy in Children with Severe Autism Using Facial Recognition Software
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMPIRICAL STUDIES
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  7. Section 2: Transition
    1. Chapter 7: Let’s Get Set for University!
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Students with Autism in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A NARRATIVE AND TWO CASE STUDIES
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Reappraising the Social Model of Disability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND DEBATES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Inclusivity
    1. Chapter 10: Support for Disabled Students in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUPPORTING DISABLED STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION–DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICE AT LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Disabled Students in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RECOMMENDATIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Supporting Learning in Further & Higher Education in Northern Ireland
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES CONTROVERSIES PROBLEMS
      5. SOLUTIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFLECTIONS
    4. Chapter 13: Modeling and Developing a Dyslexia Support System
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Methods, Findings and Discussion
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 14: Inclusivity and Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ‘A LIFE APART’
      3. BACKGROUND: RESEARCHING DISABILITY
      4. MOVING RESEARCH INTO THE CURRICULUM THROUGH A NARRATIVE APPROACH
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 15: Reflections on Personal Experiences of Staff Training and Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff in the Development of High Quality Support for Disabled Students in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STAFF TRAINING AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DOES MORE NEED TO BE DONE?
      4. ISSUES IN POLICY AND PROVISION OF TRAINING AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. SOME SAMPLE TASKS FOR USE IN DISABILITY EDUCATION SESSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 16: Reigniting the Voice of Disabled People in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT
      4. CASE STUDY: THE LEEDS MET RESEARCH CONFERENCE
      5. THE VOICE REIGNITED
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index