7 Myths About Assistive Technology Explained

By:Jamie Martin

techo“Myths are often created to explain things we don’t understand.

There are many people who do not have a complete understanding of assistive technology (AT) and the role it plays in education and the greater community of those affected bylearning disabilities (LD). Students and adults who regularly use AT certainly know the benefits of the myriad tools available on computers and mobile devices. Likewise, the teachers, family members, and friends who support those with LD often have a solid understanding of how technology can be an equalizer and a gateway to success.It is imperative that we all contribute to spreading AT awareness. As more people gain and share a better knowledge of assistive technology, these seven common misconceptions will fall from our conversations about learning disabilities.

Myth #1 – AT Gives LD Students an Unfair Advantage

Perhaps the most prevalent misunderstanding involving AT is that it gives LD students an unfair advantage over their non-LD classmates. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, all it does is provide equal access to the same learning experiences. Assistive Technology does not control the brains of students with learning disabilities. It does not generate thoughtful responses to essay questions. And it does not conduct science experiments while students sit back and watch.”To read further please click here: https://www.noodle.com/articles/7-myths-about-assistive-technology-explained

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