Using Advancing Technologies in the Practice of School Psychology



Technology, broadly defined, is applying scientific knowledge to practical tasks. Technology use is rapidly increasing in a variety of work settings, including the areas of education and psychology (Czaja, Charness, Fisk, Nair, Rogers, & Sharit, 2006). Starting with the rapid adoption of personal computers in the 1980s, advanced technologies (e.g., computers) have made a significant impact on the practice of school psychology. The early use of computers allowed school psychologists to more efficiently complete assessment reports and reduced the need to laboriously rewrite common sections of reports. The early experience of those who adopted personal computers in the 1980s encapsulates the promise of advanced technologies for education and more specifically for school psychology.


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  1. 1.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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