Assistive Technology Service Delivery in Rural School Districts
Little is known about the implementation of assistive technology (AT) services for students in rural areas. This study investigated the AT service delivery in 10 rural districts across six states. The results indicated that students use AT across functional areas, but considerably fewer number of devices than do those not living in rural areas. AT experts attended a low percentage of IEP meetings, and the AT expertise of related service personnel is rated highly. Teachers reported that rural students have access to the technology they need; however, they also indicated they needed more training on available technology for their students.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, Volume 32 (2013), Number 2, 15-22.