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MS in Special Education



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Susan Schultz


This research looks into the effectiveness of assistive technology for students with multiple disabilities in a classroom setting. Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system—whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized—that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. This research also looks into the many obstacles that educators, building support staff and families face when trying to obtain assistive technology devices for their students. This research uses a thirteen question survey, sent out to several educational staff. The results of this research may be used to improve the effectiveness of said devices as well as inform the reader on how assistive technology is properly utilized for students with multiple disabilities.

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