A Case Study of One Family's Experience with Assistive Technology
This was a case study of two brothers with autism. This study showed how one school and family worked together to create a positive assistive technology (AT) environment at school, which was transferred to the home environment. It highlighted the experiences of both family and staff members, and described how AT was integrated into the participants' program plans at the beginning of a school year. It also identified highlights and challenges the school team faced in implementing the AT process throughout the school year. Findings isolated key factors, including time for practice, the importance of maintaining a clear focus on objectives, the bond between the home and school, the transfer of strategies and devices between the home and school, and suggested that using AT enhanced learning for both participants.
Advisor:Schwier, Richard; Ralph, Edwin; Morrison, Dirk; Brown, Barry
School:University of Saskatchewan
School Location:Canada - Saskatchewan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:special education technology
Date of Publication:09/12/2006