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Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies

Volume 5           Issue 2           April – June 2022           Pages 35-40


*Jeba Starwin, E., & **Bindu Gouri, V., P.

*Research Scholar, NVKSD College of Education, Attoor, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

**Assistant Professor, NVKSD College of Education, Attoor, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.



Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been causing quite a stir in a number of fields, including education, especially special education. Let’s explore AI in depth in this context and how it is becoming more prevalent in education. The significant effects of AI and how special education is changing dramatically as a result of it. The core of special education is an individualized, customized approach.With its sophisticated capabilities, AI has the potential to significantly personalize the learning experience. Individuals with impairments possess an equal entitlement to happiness and career success as the general public. They ought to have the freedom to work on their own, communicate with others around the world, and pick up new skills. As we continue down this path, we might anticipate a time when artificial intelligence will be crucial.

Keywords: artificial intelligence, personalized learning, assistive  technology.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a potent instrument that is changing a number of industries globally.With the support of advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, adaptive learning technologies provide customized learning pathways to meet the various demands of special education pupils. These AI tools access and comprehend each student’s unique learning style, pace, and proficiency level. The AI system may dynamically adjust and display material in a more graphical, visual-centric manner if a student’s learning style leans more toward visual comprehension. This will increase the student’s knowledge and engagement. While it’s clear that AI can help students learn by interacting with them directly, it can also be a useful tool for teachers. AI offers a wealth of information that illuminates the student’s educational path.With the use of this data, teachers can keep an eye on students’ development, adjust their pedagogical approaches, and spot possible learning obstacles early on. The proactive approach to improving teaching efficacy and the entire learning experience is made possible by the insights gained via AI. There is more to the rise of AI in education than just technology. It involves changing the way we impart knowledge and make education more effective, individualized, and accessible. We shall examine AI’s potential in special education and how it might help students with distinct learning needs as we go deeper into the essay.

Understanding AI and its Potential  in Special Education

AI has a lot of promise for the special education sector. It can provide individualized instruction that is tailored to the particular requirements and skills of every learner. Enhancing learning outcomes and promoting skill development are two benefits of personalization. AI can also improve accessibility.  AI-powered solutions can interpret speech into text for students with hearing impairments and translate text into speech for students with visual impairments. AI can also help with data analysis. In order to find learning partners, forecast performance, and provide individualized learning pathways, AI systems can analyse student data. Beyond these uses, artificial intelligence has a lot more potential in special education. The problems in special education can be solved in even more creative ways thanks to ongoing breakthroughs in AI technology. By utilizing AI’s capability, we can make sure that each and every student,has the capacity to learn, develop, and flourish, irrespective of their learning requirements.

The Need for AI in Special Education

Teaching pupils with special learning needs resulting from physical, mental, emotional, or behavioural disorders is known as special education. For these individuals, customized educational plans are frequently necessary to address their unique learning requirements. It’s possible that traditional classroom environments and instructional strategies won’t always be enough to meet these varied demands. AI in special education can assist in addressing these issues.AI-driven technologies and applications can help with skill development, offer individualized learning experiences, and increase accessibility for kids with special needs. AI, for example, can assist in the development of intelligent tutoring systems that adjust to the unique learning preferences and pace of each student.  AI can aid with data collecting and analysis as well, which can help teachers better evaluate student performance and create engaging lesson plans.

How AI can Support Special Education

Researchers and educators throughout the world are beginning to recognize AI’s promise in special education. Special education delivery is expected to undergo substantial changes as a result of the technology, becoming more accessible, efficient, and individualized. Place or in certain ways How Artificial Intelligence may help with Special Education.

Personalized  Learning

With the ability to create individualized learning routes based on each student’s unique learning styles, learning deficits, and strengths, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to completely change the way that students learn.  Students with exceptional needs, who frequently needed a more tailored approach to learning, can benefit most from this strategy. With the use of AI-powered technologies, such as intelligent tutoring systems, students can advance at their own pace by receiving individualized training and feedback.

Assistive Technology

AI has the potential to be extremely important in the creation of assistive technology for special schooling. These technologies, which range from AI-powered prosthetics to voice recognition software, can significantly improve the educational and daily lives of children with impairments. AI, for example, can be used to create real-time speech-to-text software that makes it easier for students with hearing impairments to follow along in class. In a similar vein, AI-driven software can translate text into speech to support visually impaired students during their educational journey.

Improved Accessibility

AI has the potential to significantly increase accessibility in special education by facilitating students with impairments’ access to learning resources. AI, for instance, can be used to transform conventional textbooks into readable digital texts with customizable font sizes or audio books. Predictive analytics driven by AI can also assist teachers in spotting possible learning barriers and offering prompt assistance. AI can identify which kids may be at risk of falling behind and recommend measures to help them catch up by analysing data on behaviour and performance.

Easing Communication

For those with disabilities, AI voice technology like Siri, Alexa, and Echo facilitate communication. Persons with visual impairments can use these programs to describe text and visuals, and persons with brain injuries can communicate or understand things more readily thanks to text-to-speech (or vice versa) technologies. One such software is Parrot Ron from Google, an AI program that helps people with speech impairments convert their stuttering speech patterns into coherent speech. AI technologies foster a more welcoming and cooperative culture that accepts people with all kinds of disability. Giving these people access to efficient speech transcription tools might encourage equal participation and idea sharing in group situations. For example, Microsoft’s Immersive Reader enhances reading comprehension, Google’s voice access enables voice control for device operation, and Assistive Ware’s Proloquo2Go aids in symbol-based communication.

Learning  Opportunities

Regardless of their limitations, everyone should be able to benefit from education. AI technologies can contribute to making this inclusive. For instance, braille enables the visually impaired to read, much as subtitles enable the hearing-impaired to comprehend a film. These days, the Internet is filled with AI-powered braille tutor apps that help people with disabilities learn braille and get access to education at various levels. These applications convert physical braille characters into digital text via optical character recognition (OCR).  To assist people in finding the appropriate training courses and resources based on their skill level, you might, for instance, establish personalized learning pathways. Additionally, you may employ AI tools to give them ongoing performance-based feedback so they can improve and learn from their mistakes.

Connection to the outside world

People need to feel linked to one another more than ever in this fast-paced, international society. Thankfully, new methods for assisting those with impairments to feel a part of their environment have been made possible by AI technology. For instance, voice control is one way that Microsoft’s Cortana may help visually impaired people use their gadgets. For individuals with hearing difficulties, AI-powered programs like Roger Voice and AVA transcribe group chats, including punctuation, the sender’s name, and significant terms from the user’s lexicon.

Real-World Applications of AI in Special  Education

AI has the potential to be used in a variety of special education contexts, such as behavioural treatment, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy. This section will examine the successful applications of AI in several fields.

AI in Speech and Language Therapy

In speech and language therapy, artificial intelligence has demonstrated encouraging outcomes, especially for students with speech and language impairments. Applications driven by artificial intelligence (AI) can analyse a student’s speech patterns, pinpoint areas in need of development, and offer tailored activities to aid them with their language and speech abilities. AI, for instance, can offer immediate feedback on pronunciation and fluency, improving the accessibility and customization of speech treatment. AI can also monitor a student’s development over time, enabling educators and therapists to modify therapy plans as necessary.

AI in Behavioural  Therapy

Additionally, AI is being used in behavioural therapy for students in special education. It can assist in spotting behavioural trends in students, forecasting possible difficulties, and offering tailored solutions to these difficulties. AI, for example, is capable of analysing student behaviour data from the past to identify possible triggers for disruptive behaviours. This makes it possible for teachers and therapists to proactively handle these triggers, which lowers the frequency of disruptive behaviours and enhances the learning environment for students. Predictive analytics is becoming more and more popular in education, and it has a lot to offer special education.

AI in Physical  Therapy

AI can help in the creation of individualized exercise regimens for kids with physical limitations in the field of physical therapy. Therapists can design customized training regimens with AI that take into account each student’s particular demands and capabilities.AI is also capable of tracking a student’s development, analysing their moves, and giving them feedback in real time. By ensuring that the student is completing the exercises correctly and enhancing the efficacy of the therapy, this can lower the chance of damage. AI-powered games, for example, have the potential to transform physical therapy sessions into a fun and engaging experience.

Potential  Challenges

The moral use of data is among the primary concerns. Since AI systems frequently need access to personal data in order to work well, it is critical to make sure that this data is handled safely and appropriately. Inequalities in the advantages of AI can result from different students’ access to technology.  All children must be able to access and utilize AI in special education, hence efforts must be taken to make this happen. The final difficulty is maintaining a human element in teaching.  Although AI can be a useful tool, it cannot take the place of human teachers in meeting students’ individual requirements and offering emotional support. As AI continues to advance, all those working in special education in order to guarantee that the advantages of artificial intelligence (AI) are realized in a way that is equitable, moral, and advantageous for every kid, educators, parents, legislators, and technologists must collaborate.


However, as AI systems have become more widely used and sophisticated, we are witnessing an increase in AI-powered solutions that can assist individuals with physical, mental, visual, or auditory disabilities in doing activities. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to completely transform special education by enhancing accessibility, creating assistive technology, and offering tailored learning experiences. Teachers, parents, and kids need to be aware of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and take advantage of the opportunities it presents as we continue to investigate this technology’s potential. It is revolutionary because of the level of personalization it offers, the way it dissolves obstacles to communication, and the profound insights it may offer instructors. By working together, we can improve all students’ access to, and effectiveness from, learning.



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To cite this article

Jeba Starwin, E. & Bindu Gouri, V., P. (2022). Inclusion Regardless of Ability-Ai’s Revolution. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 5(2), 35-40.

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