Special Education Software: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Special education for students with disabilities is gaining significant attention across the globe. Pertinently, related institutions are spending more on technologies and software that assist in furthering the dissemination of learning to students with special needs. Technology remains the answer to all the needs of disabled students in their search for learning, despite their differing disabilities. Novel technological developments with respect to software and hardware are creating substantial opportunities for students with physical, cognitive or process disabilities to gain from general curriculum. A recent trend, though, has been the exploration of utilizing this technology for providing skills required by all students. The growth of digital content and the Internet has emerged as transformative advancements for the disabled, enabling them to speak, read and write. Assistive technologies in the area of special education have witnessed rapid advancement over the years which has enabled emergence of less costly, portable, and faster devices and software products. With increasing penetration of web-enabled software programs and classrooms, demand for customizable educational content that is ready-to-use is gaining pace.
The United States represents the largest market for Special Education Software, as stated by the new market research report on Special Education Software. Special education involves infusion of substantial funds, which makes it even more important for monitoring the system for effectiveness. Funds for special education usually take the shape of investments in equipment, special building adaptations, recruitment of para-professional services, and inclusion of additional teaching personnel. However, significant disparities exist with respect to the extent of such investments as well as the range of such services offered in different countries. Special education accounts for a sizeable share of the overall educational funds in the US, a share that has been increasing over the recent years. Besides, a substantial portion of all increases in educational funds in the recent past emerged from the special education space. The area, as such, is in a great need of reform, as it continues to be allegedly plagued with antiquated approach to the system.
Assistive technologies have been assisting people with disabilities to plug the void between their capabilities and the tasks that disabled students intend to accomplish. Although the use of assistive technologies is not new to the educational sector or to that of special education, companies such as Apple launched several applications for assisting in learning of students with special needs in mobile devices such as iPod, iPad and iPhone, marking a paradigm shift in this area. The availability of wide range of such devices is enabling teachers and students in the area of special education to leverage technological advancements for obtaining effective learning.
Major players profiled in the report include Crick Software Ltd., DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, Excent® Inc., GetYa Learn On, IntelliTools®, Logotron Ltd., Merit Software, MindPlay Educational Software, Monarch Teaching Technologies, Slater Software, Scantron Corporation, and SunGard Public Sector.
The research report titled “Special Education Software: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, strategic industry activities and profiles of key/niche market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the years 2009 through 2018 in US$ million for the following geographic markets including US, Europe, and Rest of World.
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