Teachers’ perceptions as to how iPad technology can support learners with autism

Presented by: Jennifer Fox

My thesis entitled ‘ Teachers perceptions as to how iPad technology can support learners with autism’, explores the attitudes of Primary school teachers who utilise iPad technology to support learners with autism in their classrooms. The study explores the benefits and challenges facing teachers and the areas iPad technology is used. The presentations would highlight the findings of my study which analysed the perceptions of over 32 Irish primary school teachers. It would be of interest to those educators who utilise iPad technology in the classroom and be of particular interest to SEN teachers.

Presenter Biography:

Jennifer Fox graduated from St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra in June 2004. She been teaching in Creagh National School Ballinalsoe for the past eleven year and has experience in a wide variety of classroom settings, she completed her masters in education with special and inclusive specialism from the University of Ulster in May 2015. She has a particular interest in special education and in creating an inclusive classroom . She is enthusiastic and interested in tablet technology and how it can be effectively implemented in the classroom.