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NY State APSE 2013 Supported Employment Training Institute. Promoting Vocational Independence Through Assistive Technology Presented by Lisa Tebo, OTR/L, ATP ADK Abilities [email protected] Today’s Learning Objectives.

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Ny state apse 2013 supported employment training institute

NY State APSE2013 Supported Employment Training Institute

Promoting Vocational Independence Through Assistive Technology

Presented byLisa Tebo, OTR/L, ATP

ADK Abilities

[email protected]


Today s learning objectives

Today’s Learning Objectives

Gain a general understanding of assistive technology (AT) and how it is selected

Become familiar with areas that may be addressed through AT

Review a variety of tools that are readily available to promote independence in the work place


What is assistive technology

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology Services

Any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

Assistive Technology Device

Any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of an individual with a disability

AT falls on a continuum

LOW

TECH

HIGH

TECH


Areas addressed by at

Areas addressed by AT

Executive

Functioning

Self-Help

Skills

Communication

Reading,

Writing & Math

Physical

Access

Recreation

Mobility &

Positioning


Who uses assistive technology

Who uses “Assistive Technology”?

We all do!


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How is AT selected?

Environment

Person

Tasks

Tools

Modified from the SETT Framework, Zabala 2002


Let s explore tools that promote efficiency independence and success

Let’s Explore:Tools That Promote Efficiency, Independence and Success


Ny state apse 2013 supported employment training institute

Communication

  • Symbols, pictures and videos

  • Audio recordings

  • Communication aids

    • Low tech communication boards

    • Simple communication devices

    • Advanced AAC devices


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Physical

Access

  • Modifications to environment, tools or objects

    • Built-up handles, velcro, Dycem

  • Alternate computer access

    • Operating system accessibility features

    • Adaptive keyboards and mice, touchscreen

    • Speech recognition

    • Alternate access (i.e. switches)


Ny state apse 2013 supported employment training institute

Self-Help

Skills

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Checklists

  • Social stories

  • Timers & reminders


Ny state apse 2013 supported employment training institute

Reading,

Writing & Math

  • Symbols, pictures, videos & audio

  • Specialized software

    • Text-to-speech

    • Speech-to-text

    • Word Prediction

  • Handheld spellers and scanners

  • Smartpens

  • Adaptive calculator (enlarged or talking)

  • Money identifier


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Executive

Functioning

Time Management

  • Talking clocks/watches

  • Visual schedules

  • Digital calendars

    • Google Calendar

    • Picture Planner

  • Organizational apps

    • NotifyMe

  • Online reminder service

    • Memo to Me


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Executive

Functioning

Task Completion & Sustained Attention

  • Visual Supports

  • Social stories, flipbooks, videos

  • Pocket Mods

  • Voice Cue Recorder

  • Timers

  • Watch Minder

  • Sensory Breaks & Fidgets


Ny state apse 2013 supported employment training institute

Executive

Functioning

Organization of Materials

  • Color coding

  • Adequate storage containers

  • Duplicate sets

  • Electronic storage


Low vision blindness

LOW VISION / BLINDNESS

  • Enlarged computer monitors

  • Operating system accessibility features

  • Magnification software

  • Screen readers

  • Handheld scanners

  • CCTV


Keys to success

Keys to Success

  • Involve “key players” in decision making

  • Provide explicit instruction on use of tools or strategies

  • Model appropriate use

  • Monitor and make changes as needed


Resources

Resources

  • Rehab Research and Training Center - www.worksupport.com

  • AbleData - www.abledata.com

  • Alliance for Technology Access – www.ataccess.org

  • UNH Institute on Disability – http://www.iod.unh.edu/PriorityAreas/assistivetechnology/resources/iPadApplicationsAccessoriesandModifications.aspx


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