What Technology Trends Could Significantly Alter the Future of Special Education?

Authored by: Dave L. Edyburtf

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415626057
eBook ISBN: 9780203102930
Adobe ISBN: 9781136242434

10.4324/9780203102930.ch32

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Abstract

Purpose: Special education has always prided itself on the provision of specialized individual instruction for students with disabilities. However, what if this specialized knowledge was captured in algorithms and delivered via technology? The purpose of this chapter is to highlight a series of recent technological advances and present a series of scenarios, which if they come to fruition, could produce a significantly different future for the special education profession.

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