Week 3 – AT: Myth or Reality & AT for Young Children

The article, Special Education Assistive Technology Policies: Myth or Reality?, deals with medically necessary vs. educationally necessary assistive technology, among other things. Have any of you had problems with this in your schools? If so, how did you resolve the issue?

The second article, Assistive Technology for Young Children in Special Education, discusses “appropriate” education. How much mainstreaming or inclusion is going on in your schools, and how is it working for you and your students?

Please share hints (especially low tech ideas) that you have incorporated to make mainstreaming or inclusion work a little better or to make life easier for your students and staff.

This is also a good time to share some problems that you may be having with mainstreaming or inclusion. We can all pitch in to help brainstorm some possible solutions.