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The authors examined 31 research articles to investigate the empirical evidence for using assistive technology to support people with intellectual disabilities, in relation to the seven domains of support in the Supports Intensity Scale. Results indicate that assistive technology can be a viable support throughout individuals’ lifespan and across a wide range of intellectual levels. The review also discusses gaps in the research literature and the implication of the findings for practitioners and future research.

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Bryant, B. R., Bryant, D. P., Shih, M., & Seok, S. (2010). Assistive technology and supports provision: A selective review of the literature and proposed areas of application. Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal, 18(4), 203–213.

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Intellectual Disabilities
Special Education/Learning Disabilities

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Journal Article/Book Chapter


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