Date of Graduation

5-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science Education

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Advisor

Orr, Betsy

Reader

Carter, Vinson

Second Reader

Daugherty, Michael

Abstract

This paper identifies the assistive technology tools for students with learning disabilities in the business education classroom and the best practices for teaching students with learning disabilities. The two research questions are: (1) What assistive technology tools for students with learning disabilities are utilized in the business education classroom? And (2) What are the best practices for teaching students with learning disabilities? The participants were business education teachers in the northwest Arkansas area who were mentor teachers for business education student teachers. The results indicated that adjusting time allowance and peer instruction/tutoring was the most common best practice and the assistive technology tools utilized were audio recordings, voice recognition software and screen reader text-to- speech/speech-to-text software.

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