Choosing assistive technology carefully

Joan L. Green, author of The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation, wrote a useful article on the need for care in choosing appropriate assistive technology, in her new article, “The World of Apps- They keep on coming!” Among other things, she illustrates the complexities of choosing appropriate technology, which is a task helps families with. She also points out that while insurance companies were first reluctant to approve covering the cost of an iPad, some are now too ready to approve an iPad, when the patient would be better served by a more robust device.

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