Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities

Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities

Shigeru Ikuta (Otsuma Women's University, Japan)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 396
ISBN13: 9781522562405|ISBN10: 1522562400|EISBN13: 9781522562412|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6240-5


Due to the varied history of learning among disabled students, educators should ideally develop content tailored to each student’s specific needs. However, in order to accomplish this, educators require easy-to-handle software and hardware for creating original content and aid for students with disabilities in their classes.

Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of materials and technology made to help teachers in providing content and aid for students with disabilities and their applications within education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as assistive technologies, instructional practice, and teaching materials, this book is ideally designed for school teachers, pre-service teachers, academicians, researchers, and parents seeking current research on advancements in materials provided for teachers of disabled students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Digital Communication
  • Instructional Practice
  • Soft-Skill Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Teaching Materials
  • Visual Cognition

Reviews and Testimonials

This book is recommended for practitioners and teachers who are aware of the need to educate themselves to meet the demands of a society in which ‘change’ is the most stable word. To summarize, this volume constitutes an invitation to explore and pay further attention to the upcoming challenges in diversity, as well as to muster the needed support within educational authorities to bring substantial benefits to students with disabilities.

– Dr. Elena Gómez Parra, University of Córdoba, Spain

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shigeru Ikuta is a Professor at Otsuma Women’s University, Japan. He is an education technologist, teacher educator in Science, and special educator with a focus on student learning and development on the basis of communication aids. He completed his graduate work and earned a doctorate in science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He had been working as a Professor of Computation Chemistry at Tokyo Metropolitan University for twenty-nine years and is honored to be an Emeritus Professor. He moved to University of Tsukuba and has started collaborative works with schoolteachers, affiliated with the University. He has been conducting many school activities in cooperation with the schoolteachers all over the world for more than ten years using original handmade teaching materials with dot codes, e-books with Media Overlays, and Augmented Reality in supporting the students’ learning both at the special needs and general schools.