ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION IN JORDAN

Amani Mahmoud

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This study aimed at determining the degree to which special education teachers possess the skills and knowledge adopted by the council of Children with Special Needs, in assistive technology. The questionnaire, which included assistive technology standards, was used to measure the degree to which Jordan’s special education teachers have access to these standards. It was distributed to teachers of special education centers, as well as teachers of sources in various Jordanian governorates. The population of the study consisted of (200) male and female teachers. The sample of the study consisted of (100) specialists in special education in centers and schools. The findings showed that there is a high degree of possession of these standards in the specialists on the tool as a whole, and a medium degree of possession on the items relating to theoretical information on assistive technology in the following dimensions: knowledge of laws and legislation in special education, leaners characteristics, evaluation and diagnosis, professional and ethical practice and instructional content.

 

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assistive technology, special education, special education in Jordan

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