Mobile technology to increase parent engagement.

Constance Beecher, Jay Buzhardt

pp. 49 - 68, download


The untapped potential of mobile applications to increase opportunities for parent engagement is enormous. Parent engagement is widely recognized as critical for children with disabilities, and optimal for children who are considered at risk for delayed development. However, there are many barriers to parent engagement. Mobile technology provides a platform to overcome many of these barriers. An iterative design-based research project was conducted to develop an application for increasing parent engagement. The design process, feasibility testing, and results are presented. Next steps and future opportunities are discussed.  

keywords: Early childhood, Special education, Parent engagement, Mobile technology.


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