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Innovative Practices in AT Training for LD (Dyslexic) Students

Innovative Practices in AT Training for LD (Dyslexic) Students
Innovative Practices in AT Training for LD (Dyslexic) Students
Between September and December 2005, we conducted a telephone survey of 455 dyslexic students who had received support under the DSA to identify the equipment supplied, the students’ experiences of using the equipment and their experience of training. In this paper we focus on the training issues raised by the students and, in particular, try to explore the reasons why so many students (53%) failed to take up the offer of training. We identify what consequences this may have and propose some mechanisms for increasing the uptake and, more importantly, the benefits of training. Before we discuss training it is perhaps helpful to highlight some of the key points that emerge from the wider study, identifying the equipment supplied to students and their perception of it; full details can be found in Draffan et al 2006.
dyslexia, training, survey, assistive technologies
Draffan, E.A.
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Evans, D.G.
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Blenkhorn, P.
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Draffan, E.A.
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Evans, D.G.
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Blenkhorn, P.
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Draffan, E.A., Evans, D.G. and Blenkhorn, P. (2007) Innovative Practices in AT Training for LD (Dyslexic) Students. At Proc. 22nd International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Los Angeles Proc. 22nd International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Los Angeles. 19 - 24 Mar 2007.

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Between September and December 2005, we conducted a telephone survey of 455 dyslexic students who had received support under the DSA to identify the equipment supplied, the students’ experiences of using the equipment and their experience of training. In this paper we focus on the training issues raised by the students and, in particular, try to explore the reasons why so many students (53%) failed to take up the offer of training. We identify what consequences this may have and propose some mechanisms for increasing the uptake and, more importantly, the benefits of training. Before we discuss training it is perhaps helpful to highlight some of the key points that emerge from the wider study, identifying the equipment supplied to students and their perception of it; full details can be found in Draffan et al 2006.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: March 19-24, 2007
Venue - Dates: Proc. 22nd International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Los Angeles, 2007-03-19 - 2007-03-24
Keywords: dyslexia, training, survey, assistive technologies
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 264148
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264148
PURE UUID: 3c32b520-0020-4b74-bd2e-ca13af9abafd

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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:39

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Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: D.G. Evans
Author: P. Blenkhorn

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