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Does Assistive Technology Help Children Having Disabilities in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: A literature Review

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 3209-3224

Keywords : Assistive Technology (AT); Children with Disabilities (CWDs); Assistive Devices; Literature Review; Professional Development;

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For many children with disabilities (CWDs), normal/independent life becomes an issue. The social stigma prevailing disability often limits interactions, with their peers. Assistive technology (AT) can be utilized as a potential aid for overcoming their disabilities', compensating for their basic daily amenities and their educational requirement. The purpose of this review was to collect and corroborate information about various types or models of assistive technology. To compile this review various journals, books, electronic databases, and other resources were curated. The intent behind this review is to provide readers with a piece of in-depth knowledge about AT, the various resources available for utilization by children with disabilities (CWDs), and their parents. It also helps towards identifying critical issues about the various laws and policies related to AT and their implementation. This review allows the policymakers, educational reformers, instructors, parents, and different stakeholders to consider AT as a significant tool and strive towards the integration of assistive technology in every walk of lif

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