Core Curriculum in Assistive Technology: In-Service for Special Educators and Therapists

Thomas S. Higbee Kara A. Reagon, Wei-Chen Hung, James Lockard, Susan De La Paz, Pedro Hernández-Ramos, Rajiv Satsangi Emily C. Bouck, Whitney Bartlett, Therese M. Cumming, Cathi Draper Rodriguez, Christopher J. Rivera, Fred Spooner, Charles L. Wood, S Christy Hicks, Frankie K. Dissinger

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This article describes the development of a four-year course sequence in assistive technology (AT). Course participants learned how to assess student needs for AT, what AT devices were available, and how to make decisions within the individualized education program (IEP) team process. Major topical sections were data-gathering frameworks, legal issues, augmentative communication devices, and computer access adaptations and software.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Special Education Technology
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Algebra
  • Curriculum and Instruction

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