Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning

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  • Source:
    MIT Press. 120 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digital-youth-disabilities
  • Publication Date:
    2014
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Books; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      MIT Press. 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. Tel: 800-405-1619; Tel: 617-253-5646; Fax: 617-253-1709; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://mitpress.mit.edu
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISBN:
      978-0-262-52715-6
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Most research on media use by young people with disabilities focuses on the therapeutic and rehabilitative uses of technology; less attention has been paid to their day-to-day encounters with media and technology--the mundane, sometimes pleasurable and sometimes frustrating experiences of "hanging out, messing around, and geeking out." In this report, Meryl Alper attempts to repair this omission, examining how school-aged children with disabilities use media for social and recreational purposes, with a focus on media use at home. In doing so, she reframes common assumptions about the relationship between young people with disabilities and technology, and she points to areas for further study into the role of new media in the lives of these young people, their parents, and their caregivers. Alper considers the notion of "screen time" and its inapplicability in certain cases--when, for example, an iPad is a child's primary mode of communication. She looks at how young people with various disabilities use media to socialize with caregivers, siblings, and friends, looking more closely at the stereotype of the socially isolated young person with disabilities. And she examines issues encountered by parents in selecting, purchasing, and managing media for youth with such specific disabilities as ADHD and autism. She considers not only children's individual preferences and needs but also external factors, including the limits of existing platforms, content, and age standards. An appendix contains a list of additional resources on digital media and youth with disabilities. [The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning are published by the MIT Press in collaboration with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE).]
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      317
    • Physical Description:
      120
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Accession Number:
      ED574176
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALPER, M. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. [s. l.]: MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-262-52715-6. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 29 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Alper M. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press; 2014. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875
    • APA:
      Alper, M. (2014). Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Alper, Meryl. 2014. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Alper, M. (2014) Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 29 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Alper, M 2014, Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning, MIT Press, viewed 29 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Alper, Meryl. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Alper, Meryl. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Alper M. Digital Youth with Disabilities. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning [Internet]. MIT Press; 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED574176&custid=s3443875