Examples of Low, Mid and High Tech Assistive Technology

Boston Public Schools-Assistive Technology Continuum of Low to High Tech Tools

Accommodations Resource Manual created by the Council of Chief State School Officers

This manual provides a comprehensive list of types of accommodations, modifications and assistive technology.The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials whohead departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of DefenseEducation Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. The CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistanceon major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses those views tocivic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

Closing The Gap Be sure to check out the low cost webinars

Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.


Maryland Assistive Technology Network

Great resource for educators and parents. Free online webinars for explaining assistive technoloy, the SETT Framework, and UDL

National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

interactive tool that facilitates the process of decision-making around accessible instructional materials for an individual student


Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology- Guiding the Provision of Quality AT Services

The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings

Center for Technology in Education-Together for Good in Maryland-Technology Planning and Integration in Schools

This publication focuses on how technology can be used to improve the educational programs of students with disabilities in inclusive schools

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative

A nationally recognized effort to help school districts develop or improve their assistive technology services.

Adapted Pencils to Computers

Adapted Pencils to Computers: Strategies for Improving Writing is the work of the Writing Performance Subcommittee of the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN)


Session Description:

Technologies and other digital tools have been developed in the last 15 years with the potential to serve as scaffolds to support and improve the writing skills of students who are low achieving or have learning, behavioral or cognitive disabilities. Based upon a research synthesis of technology-supported writing interventions, evidenced-based tools for supporting and improving the planning, organization, drafting, editing and revising skills of students who struggle to write will be addressed.

Presenters:

George Peterson-Karlan, Professor of Special Education, Illinois State University
Session features and overview


Session Description:

IDEA 2004 requires that specialized formats of textbooks and core related instructional materials be provided in a timely manner to students with print disabilities. What are core related instructional materials, specialized formats, and print disabilities? How do teams determine if specialized formats are needed? How do they acquire these materials? Explore the issues related to accessible instructional materials and hear about how the 15 states in the AIM Consortium are working together to address these questions.

Presenters:

Joy Zabala, Project Manager, AIM Consortium; and Diana Foster Carl, Special Projects Coordinator, AIM Consortium

Assistive Technology: Written Productivity and Assessment

Session Description:

Assistive technology is known for offering support to struggling writers, but how do you determine the appropriate solutions for individual students? In this day and age of accountability through assessment, it is imperative to have a process for evaluating writing issues for students with learning disabilities. This presentation will describe a 4-step process for gathering concrete, quantitative data to shed light on a student’s writing difficulties. This presentation will be of interest to diagnosticians, occupational therapists, special educators and general educators.

Presenters:

Denise DeCoste, Team Leader, High Incidence Accessible Technology (HIAT), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

Assistive Technology Devices
lists the different assistive technologies that are available so that students can communicate with others.

Camera Mouse Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head.

Tech Matrix Find and compare educational and assistive technology products side by side to make informed decisions.
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Switch Scanning Technology
online animation examples of the different switch scanning systems available.