Dean College strives to provide assistive technology for all students.
About Assistive Technology
Assistive technology devices are identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 as:
“Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.”
Assistive Technology has traditionally been developed for people with disabilities; however, much of this type of technology has found to be beneficial to all learners.
Combining Assistive Technology with students focusing on their individual strengths is a highly effective approach to promoting improved learning. This is an approach that is embraced and promoted at The Morton Family Learning Center.