Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute members; Katriona O’Sullivan, Amy McGrane, Siobhan Long, Kevin Marshall& Malcolm Maclachlan publish article in February's Disability and Rehabilitation: Assitive Technology entitled 'Using a systems thinking approach to understand teachers perceptions and use of assistive technology in the republic of Ireland.'
Assistive technology (AT) enables and promotes inclusion and participation, especially for persons with a disability, ageing populations, and those with non-communicable diseases. AT is essential for generating collaborative learning environments, inclusive of students with a range of specific needs and required supports. However, many teachers lack the training, resources, and skills to use AT in the class. This study uses a systems thinking approach to consider teachers AT needs in the Irish classroom.
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