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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology

For a Special Issue on
Impact of Assistive Technology in Special Education

Manuscript deadline
10 April 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Elena Verdu, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja
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Dr. Yuri Vanessa Nieto, Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia
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Dr. Nasir Saleem, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
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Impact of Assistive Technology in Special Education

Special Education focuses on customizing instruction to fit the unique requirements of a kid with a disability at no expense to the parents. Education is specially designed as it tailors the content, methodology, and delivery instructions suitable to the child's specific requirements. It ensures that the pupil has access to the general curriculum in order to meet educational requirements that apply to all students and takes care of a student's special needs with the help of Assistive technology (AT). AT can be used to treat a wide range of learning difficulties. It can help patients with a variety of problems, ranging from cognitive impairment to physical impairment. Students that struggle with listening, math, organisation and memory, reading, and writing can benefit from specific instruments. A student who has difficulty writing can dictate a school report and have it transcribed into text with the help of special software.

Students who are struggling in school are typically reliant on their parents, siblings, friends, and teachers for homework support. For many children, using Assistive technology promotes independent learning in an effective manner. In addition, when children with Learning Difficulties are enabled to use their strengths to work around their challenges, they experience greater success. Special Education along with Assistive devices brings the right balance together. Assistive Technology can help students develop self-reliance and independence. Transitioning to an inclusive classroom can be a continuous process with a structure adapted to each student's ability and comfort level. One way to make the transition easier would be to start using the tool for a single course and upon the comfort of usage and success, slowly incorporating the use of the device to other areas of interest. It can expand their knowledge base and gradually shift to a more rigorous learning environment by providing students with disabilities with the necessary tools, thereby playing an important role in raising the standards of students with disabilities.  When evaluating AT products for a particular student, keep the following considerations in mind: What are her special needs and challenges? What academic subjects does she struggle with? What are her benefits? Your student's strengths should be used to help compensate for her disability. What is her interest in technology, as well as her talent and expertise with it? In what circumstances and places will she employ the AT tool? Children can learn to operate independently with the help of Assistive Technology. Further Research is being made to improvise devices for students with hearing loss and for those who can’t speak through Brain computer interface. Assistive technology is nothing short of miraculous when it comes to providing a more democratic learning environment for special needs children.

Potential topic of interest include but not limited to:

  • Assistive technology: a benefit for disabled children in an impactful way.
  • Different types of learning issues addressed by assistive technology in special education.
  • Assistive technologies for children with intellectual disabilities
  • AT based education people with hearing, voice, speech, or language disorders
  • Meeting the Needs of All Students with Universal Design for Learning.
  • Special Education and Assistive Technology create a right balance.
  • Assistive Technology creates a common platform for students with limitations and no limitations.
  • Ways to create an inclusive classroom with the help of Assistive Technology and Special Education.
  • Research conducted on future enhancement of hearing and speaking aid devices
  • The equalizing opportunity provided by various organizations for physically challenged students.

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Submission Deadline            :    10.04.2022

Authors Notification             :    04.07.2022

Revised Papers Deadline       :   23.10.2022

Final Notification                 :    15.01.2023

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