Assistive Technology Services

STUDENT-SPECIFIC SERVICE NEEDS

  • EVALUATION and needs assessment of the student - we use Joy Zabala's S.E.T.T. Framework (Student, Environments, Tasks, Tools) to advise the evaluation, implementation, and progress monitoring processes.

  • Identification of skills, strengths, and barrier to performance.

 

  • Consideration of ENVIRONMENTAL factors and TASKS within those environments that the student needs or wants to do.

 

  • Identification of low, mid, and/or high-tech assistive technology supports or "TOOLS"

 

  • Implementation and consultation for use of AT tools across environments and tasks

 

  • Education, skills TRAINING, application STRATEGY development, and TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE to the student and team to foster independent use and generalization of AT tools

 

  • Assistance with funding options

 

  • Ongoing, DATA-BASED MONITORING of AT effectiveness, needs changes, and follow-up consultations

TEAM-ORIENTED SERVICES

In addition to student-specific needs, we work with educational teams to develop professional skills and competencies. These services can include identifying what current AT trends and technologies available, introductory-advanced training on AT tools, refining and/or defining a system's AT processes, and consulting on implementation across subject areas to develop strategic competency.

OUR AT TOOLBOX FOR COMPLEX LEARNERS

For students with more complex learning profiles, our AT Toolbox is a bit more extensive in consideration and practice. Read more about our Examples of AT for complex learners to read about alternate access methods, positioning, and specialized software.

 AT TOOLS FOR DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY:

These tools support reading, writing, math, and organization in a multitude of different ways and can be chosen for features specific to a student's needs​. Here are examples of what's in our AT Toolbox for literacy, math, and executive functioning support!

  • TEXT-TO-SPEECH

i.e. Chrome extensions, Snap & Read, Read & Write, ClaroRead, Speak Selection, SpeakIt, ScanPen, ExamReader 

  • WORD PREDICTION

i.e. Co:Writer, Read & Write, WordQ, iOS add-ons

  • WORD BANK

i.e. Clicker, Word Bank Universal

  • COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

i.e. Kurzweil, Docs Plus, Crick Software

  • SPEECH TO TEXT

i.e. Dragon Dictation, Google Voice Typing, Co:Writer, Read & Write

  • OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

i.e. Prizmo, ClaroRead

  • MIND MAPPING/GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS/OUTLINES

i.e. WriteWell, Mindmeister, Inspiration​

  • NOTETAKING, STUDY SKILLS

i.e. OneNote, Notability, AudioNote2, EverNote, Rocketbook, Flashcards, Snap & Read​, LiveScribe Pen, Google Keep

  • MATH TECH

i.e. EquatiO, ​ModMath, Khan Academy

  • COGNITIVE RESCALING & TEXT LEVELING

i.e. Read & Write, Snap & Read, ReWordify, Text Compactor, TLDR, Newsela​

  • EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

i.e. ​StayFocusd, Trello, wearable tech, calendar systems

  • RELATED WRITING SUPPORTS

i.e. Ginger, Grammarly, BeeLine Reader, Open Dyslexic, ​Mercury Reader, Visor 

  • AUDIOBOOKS

i.e. Bookshare, Learning Ally, Overdrive, Audible

  • PDF MARKUP TOOLS

i.e. SnapType, Kami, Snap & Read, ​PDF Expert, TextHelp PDF Reader

  • iOS APPS

- limitless possibilities for free and paid tools 

  • CHROME APPS AND EXTENSIONS

- many free tools and user-friendly subscription services that allow syncing across platforms

  • BUILT-IN ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

    • for iOS, Chrome, PC/Windows, Android​