Teachers’ Knowledge and Use of Assistive Technology for Students with Special Educational Needs

Keetam D. F. Alkahtani

Abstract


Students with disabilities face many challenges in learning and assistive technology can be a potential aid for compensating for their educational needs. The purpose of this research was to gather information about assistive technology knowledge and skills among teachers. Data were collected from one hundred and twenty-seven participants via a self reporting questionnaire. Interviews were also used with three participants to gather data of greater breadth and depth to the analysis of the data gathered from the survey. Results suggested that teachers do not have adequate level of knowledge and skills of using assistive technology. Teachers, then, should have pre-service and in-service training to increase their overall knowledge of implementing assistive technology and using universal design for learning for students with disabilities.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jse.v3i2.3424

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