Integrating Technology in Teaching Students with Special Learning Needs in the SPED Schools in Baguio City

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Authors: Marilyn L. Balmeo, Erika Mae A. Nimo, Aubrey M. Pagal, Stephanie C. Puga, ArisDafQuiño & Jaleen L. Sanwen, Saint Louis University, Philippines
Email: malyn_balmeo@yahoo.com
Published: August 2014
https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.2.2.05

Citation: Balmeo, M. L., Nimo, E. M. A., Pagal, A. M., Puga, S. C., ArisDafQuiño et al. (2014). Integrating Technology in Teaching Students with Special Learning Needs in the SPED Schools in Baguio City. IAFOR Journal of Education, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.2.2.05


Abstract

Leading-edge creation and development of technologies including those for the children with special learning needs found common place in the educational system. Allowably, this study’s focal point engages in the integration of technologies in the educational environments where students with special learning needs are housed. Respondents include 53 teachers employed in the special education schools in Baguio City, who were to determine the availability and effectiveness of technology in their schools and the problems encountered in the integration of technologies. Results indicate that availability and effectiveness of technologies are at limited level and that there are problems encountered in technology integration. This is significant for the achievement of the aim of students with special learning needs for they would be guided appropriately in the development of their skills with the challenges of educational attainment and life itself.

Keywords

technology integration, special education, Baguio City SPED schools, students with special learning needs