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Response to Intervention and Assistive Technology
Eddrick Wheaton
EDU620: Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology
Lisa Reason
October 8, 2012

Response to Intervention and Assistive Technology The Response to Intervention and Assistive Technology has both successes and challenges when educating today’s diverse students. As states implement Response to Intervention (RTI) models, it is essential to clarify the relationship of RTI to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology (AT). In particular, educators must decide how and when poor academic performance will trigger appropriate technology interventions.
The historical development of education has seen a lot of changes though out the last three decades. Changes in key components of education such as teacher qualification, financial funding, curriculum, and assessment have all had huge impacts on education. Teacher qualification has seen a lot of changes in how teachers educate and use curriculum. “Since the 1980s, competing and often contradictory reforms have combined top-down, centralized efforts to improve teaching with efforts to promote decentralization and school-based management (Rowan, 1990) (Borman & Rachuaba 1999) History has had a huge impact on education throughout the years. Education throughout history has faced gender, cultural, and religious issues. The way schools are funded also had a huge impact from history. The control of funding for the school was taken from the community and became a political issue. Politicians realized the importance of education and how important it is in the community.
Teachers have to deal with the changes in diversity within the classrooms and changes in technology used to educate. One of the impacts technology will have on education is change in student and teacher roles. With the increasing use of technology in the classroom…...

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