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Instructional Technology and Learning Disabilities
An analysis of the role of instructional technology in the teaching of children with learning disabilities.
# 105507 | 26,086 words | 70 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses learning in children with learning disabilities. It discusses the need for interventions and how they are more likely to succeed and to bring about successful outcomes if applied early and carried out by teaching experts. The paper specifically focuses on the role of instructional technology and how this can aid teaching children with learning disabilities.

Table of Contents:
Section One
Learning Disabilities and Variations in Younger Children
Definitions and Overview
The Problematics of a Definition of Learning Disorder
Definitions and General Characteristics
Towards a Working Definition of LD
Overview of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
LD Characteristics and the Differentiation of Student Learning Needs
Characteristics and Variables
The Issue of Multiple Intelligences
Section 2
Learning Technologies and Learning Disabilities
Introduction: Overview of Learning Technologies
Advantages of Technology in Instruction
Control and Manipulation in Learning Among Sixth Graders
Other Aspects and Advantages of Technological Instruction
Technology, Confidence and Self-image
Instructional Technologies and Learning Disabilities
A Brief Overview of Theoretical Concerns
Theory and Instructional Technology for Learners with Disabilities
Various Assistive and Instructional Technologies
Specific Areas: Listening
Speech and Language

From the Paper:

"There is little doubt the advent of new technical innovations and computer assisted methods will increase and that there will be more methods of helping the learning disabled student on the market in the future. There is also no doubt that these technological means and methods do play a very important role in helping the learner in the modern educational context - and particularly the sixth grade student and other young adolescents."
"However what should be continually borne in mind is that technology changes the environments in which we work and learn. These changes should be researched and studied so that the impact of technology does not usurp those positive aspects from previous teaching methods and techniques that have proven to be of worth. There is a tendency in the excitement about new technologies in some quarters to, as it were, to " throw the baby out with the bath water". In other words, while technology undoubtedly brings great advances in the field of learning disabilities, it should also be treated with caution and 'interrogated' so that only the most effective and helpful technologies are employed."

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