Friday, January 8, 2010

Assistive Technology Comes Out On Top

The current issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy reports on a small study done in a Virginia school district on the benefits of assistive technology. Thirteen students were followed regarding the benefits of assistive technology in reaching IEP goals compared to 9 other interventions including related services, tutoring, curriculum changes and more. According to the Student Performance Profile Measure, assistive technology was a better intervention strategy for IEP goal improvement than the other interventions.

Reference: Anne H. Watson-PhD, OT/L, Max Ito-OTR/L, Roger O. Smith-PhD, OT, FAOTA, Lori T. Anderson-EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA Research Scholars Initiative-- Effect of Assistive Technology in a Public School Setting January/February 2010 Volume 64 / Number 1

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