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Adaptation of ICT for children with specific learning difficulties

Brigita Klemen (2013) Adaptation of ICT for children with specific learning difficulties. Diploma thesis.

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    The aim of the thesis is to review the legislation pertaining to education of children with special needs in the Republic of Slovenia. The Elementary School Act and the Placement of Children with Special Needs Act define the groups of special needs in Slovenia; moreover, the two acts prescribe the procedures of placing and acquiring an individualised programme. Through an individualised programme, the pupil is eligible for adjustments allowing equal integration into the educational process. Furthermore, the thesis describes the possibilities of using information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. It also presents some key documents revealing the visions for the development of information society in Slovenia. The ways of using ICT in special education, defined by Means already in 1994, even today play an important role as a foundation for introducing ICT in this area. The notion of accessibility is used to explain how a person with special needs regards ICT-based sources of information. The thesis also provides insight into the perspective of a person designing electronic content. The opinions of people with special needs about accessing electronic content are illustrated through short stories. Specific learning difficulties lie on a continuum; the Instructions for Adjusted Elementary School Program with Additional Professional Help define four main groups. Three of them are outlined in the thesis, with particular attention devoted to reading deficiency, spelling and writing. In addition, the thesis touches on specific tools available to school teachers and special education teachers. It also provides some examples of systematic usage of ICT abroad and in Slovenia. The conclusion points unanswered questions and topics for further research.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: ICT, children with special needs, specific learning difficulties, accessibility, adaptation
    Number of Pages: 35
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Jože RugeljMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9774921)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1758
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 14:21
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 14:21
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1758

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