Aligning iPad Applications with Evidence-Based Practices in Inclusive and Special Education

Therese Cumming, Cathi Draper Rodríguez, Iva Strnadová, Cathi Draper Rodriguez

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Special educators globally are adopting mobile technologies such as the iPad for use in classrooms for everything from textbook replacement to assistive technology. Despite the devices’ large potential for individualizing teaching, learning, and communication, these are relatively new technologies, and the evidence base to support their use as teaching and learning tools in special education is scarce. This chapter discusses a theoretical framework and several methods that can be used to support the use of iPads to assist students with disabilities. It also details the potential uses of iPads and their corresponding applications for students in special education.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration
StatePublished - 2013


  • Computer Sciences
  • Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces
  • Computational Engineering

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