Collaboration Strategies Reported by Teachers Providing Assistive Technology Services

Elizabeth M. McLaren, Margaret E. Bausch, Melinda Jones Ault

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Collaboration between special educators and general education teachers is associated with academic and social success of students with disabilities who are included in the general education classroom. This study reports the findings from 96 interviews conducted with special and general education teachers regarding collaboration strategies to provide assistive technology services to students. Strategies such as collaborative consultation, problem solving, and teaming are discussed, and interview findings are provided. The results are presented as four themes that emerged during interview analysis: (a) current teacher collaboration practices, (b) teacher-reported barriers to collaboration, (c) teacher suggestions to improve collaboration, and (d) reasons why teachers do not practice collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Special Education Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2007 Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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