What is at?
Assistive technology is any low-tech, mid-tech, or high-tech support that supports an individual's ability to function as independently as possible in a given environment, in the tasks required.
Assistive technology also refers to the proper selection, training, application strategies, and technical support necessary to produce results.
We specialize in the identification and provision of assistive technology supports for children and students with learning differences, executive functioning challenges, motor access issues, and complex communication profiles.
AT & IDEA
While Assistive Technology specialists bring limitless "ideas" to students and families, the IDEA that is most important is The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act!
This federal law specifies the consideration and inclusion of assistive technology as an integral part of the student's Individualized Education Plan. Assistive Technology should be considered for every student with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).
We work with students and teams to find the right technology tools to reduce the impact of learning barriers, build on a student's strengths, or provide an alternative means to accomplish a task or IEP goal/objective.
We take a holistic, team-oriented approach to selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology.
Students, families, and school team members all contribute to the AT process. Assistive technology services go way beyond just the initial evaluation. It takes a team effort to make sustainable, meaningful progress and realize the full potential of AT supports!
Our mission is to enable meaningful participation, maximize independence, and foster greater self-confidence in children of all abilities across their home, school, and community environments.
who uses at?
These days,most people use technology to make their lives easier but people who have a disability require Assistive Technology to support them daily: in self-help tasks, organizational habits, school or work, and even when playing!
Assistive Technology supports can benefit people with:
Executive functioning difficulties
(Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motor Coordination Disorder