ICT and Special Educational Needs by Lani FlorianICT and Special Educational Needs by Lani Florian

ICT and Special Educational Needs

byLani Florian, John Hegarty

Paperback | March 16, 2004

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"a useful contribution to the field, integrating research and practice to highlight useful case studies, guidelines and resources for effective IT provision. A balanced account of the pros and cons of using IT with pupils with additional educational needs is presented, along with a clear acknowledgement of the important role that teachers need to play if provision is to be effective." BJET

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is indispensable to those who teach learners with special educational needs or who manage provision across the different phases of education in mainstream and special settings. ICT and Special Educational Needs addresses what teachers, classroom assistants and those who manage provision need to know and do to maximise the value of technology as an important component of effective, inclusive education. The book gives the broader context for the use of ICT in special and inclusive settings, and gives a wide range of examples of ICT in use.

In particular, the book:

  • Considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum
  • Includes in-depth examinations of the uses of ICT as a teaching tool to promote inclusion
  • Features contributions from researchers and practitioners who explore the development of ICT, recent innovations, assessment, and specialist knowledge.
ICT and Special Educational Needs will be invaluable to teachers on professional development courses and those preparing to teach learners with special educational needs, as well as experienced professionals seeking to update their knowledge and gain new inspiration in this rapidly developing area.
David Brown, Nottingham Trent University is Reader in Interactive Systems within the Department of Computing and Mathematics. His primary research interest is in the design, implementation and evaluation of multimedia systems to promote social inclusion. He holds several European and National grant awards in this field and is currentl...
Title:ICT and Special Educational NeedsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.21 × 6.06 × 0.47 inPublished:March 16, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:033521195X

ISBN - 13:9780335211951

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Table of Contents


List of contributors
Series editors' preface


Chapter 1:Uses of technology that support pupils with special educational needs
Lani Florian

Chapter 2: Information and Communications Technology (ICT), special educational needs and schools: a historical perspective of UK government initiatives
Chris Stevens

Chapter 3: From Integration to inclusion: using ICT to support learners with special educational needs in the ordinary classroom
Lesley Rahamin

Chapter 4: Using computer-based assessment to identify learning problems
Chris Singleton

Chapter 5: Integrated Learning Systems: effects on learning and self-esteem
Ian Hedley

Chapter 6: A whole-school approach to ICT for children with physical disabilities
Clive Lilley

Chapter 7: Using virtual environments with pupils with learning difficulties
Penny Standen & David Brown

Chapter 8: Managing special educational needs provision with ICT: individual education plans and beyond
Allison Rees & Anna Williams

Chapter 9: Managing innovations in ICT: issues for staff development
John Hegarty