Assistive Technology- Consideration, Consultation, Collaboration

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Keri DeSutter


Collaboration, Special Education



Collaboration has a variety of different words like team work, partnership, joint effort, and participation. Collaboration is the action of working with others to produce, create, or support something. Collaboration takes diligence and experience, it does not just occur (Dillon et al., 2021). Going beyond the required routine at an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is only scratching the surface of what effective collaboration could or should be. From the gathered information, collaboration is important because it promotes a team to work together and provide the student with efficient and effective instruction resulting in higher student achievement. The idea of changing or implementing different strategies or tools based on student needs can be difficult, daunting and overwhelming. By collaborating educators start opening their mind to seeing the bigger picture. When collaboration has been done successfully teachers become empowered and are more willing and eager to continue to be collaborative. Having positive school and teacher characteristics likely influences the way teachers interact with each other. This project focuses on the characteristics, challenges, and strategies when collaborating in education. This project was achieved through the development of a website that focuses on information and resources that are geared towards the considerations and consultation of assistive technology. The collaboration portion of this project was to gain knowledge on how to successfully implement collaboration with a variety of other educators and families in regards to implementing assistive technology into the classrooms for students to be successful with an array of different skills.

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