Despite considerable heterogeneity across the studies, the literature reviewed appears broadly to support that students with physical disabilities benefit from ICT use in schools, regardless of the type of ICT. ICT seems especially beneficial for writing, spelling and communication. For future research it is important to highlight intervention studies to investigate whether ICTs are powerful educational tool for students with physical disabilities, such as motor, visual, hearing and communication impairment – not just as an ATD to compensate for or remediate the impairment for students with physical disabilities. This complexity is also a reason why there is limited evidence of ICT use in schools by students with physical disabilities (31).
Helene Lidström and Helena Hemmingsson, Benefits of the use of ICT in school activities by students with motor, speech, visual, and hearing impairment: a literature review, 2014, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, (21), 4, 251-266.
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