Assistive technology for students with learning difficulties is defined as any device, piece of equipment or system that helps bypass, work around or compensate for an individual’s specific learning deficits. Assistive technology can help students reach their potential because it allows them to capitalize on their strengths and work around areas of difficulty.
The level of guidance and support necessary for each student in the classroom may vary greatly; the student may need anything from physical, verbal, or visual prompts to high-technology devices and services.
Assistive technology is only one aspect of a student’s life and needs to be used within the context of good practise. It alone cannot make a difference.