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Assistive Technology. PHIL BOOTH INGHAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT [email protected] Ingham County. 3 A.T. Consultants Lansing 11 Districts, Charter Schools, ISD Programs Contracted services to Eaton county. Around the state. County Position

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Assistive technology

Assistive Technology

PHIL BOOTH

INGHAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

[email protected]


Ingham county
Ingham County

  • 3 A.T. Consultants

    • Lansing

    • 11 Districts, Charter Schools, ISD Programs

    • Contracted services to Eaton county


Around the state
Around the state

  • County Position

  • One person

  • May have other responsibilities


Assistive technology1
Assistive Technology

  • (1) Assistive technology device.--

  • (A) In general.--The term `assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.

  • (B) Exception.--The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.

    • United States Department of Education

  • Academic Goals

  • Motivation?


Areas of a t
Areas of A.T.

  • WATI

    • Writing

    • Fine motor skills

    • Communication

    • Reading

    • Math

    • Seating and Positioning

    • Mobility

    • Vision

    • Hearing


Me

  • Special Education degree

  • 13 special education teacher at the high school level

  • Team Teaching/ Resource room

  • Assistive Technology practicum with MATR


Retrofitter
Retrofitter

  • Plumber

    • One at a time

    • Made to fit

    • After the fact

    • Made to feel different

    • Hit or Miss

  • UDL

    • All students in mind

    • Proactive

    • Technology in the classroom

    • Flexibility


Books
Books

  • Bookshare

  • Learning Ally

  • Pearson Success.net

  • Biology Book


You wanted something so bad
You wanted something so bad…

  • Flash Drive

  • Camera

  • Car

  • What is yours…

  • iPad


SETT

  • Joy Zabala

  • Decision Making Process

  • Collaboration

  • Student

  • Environment

  • Task

  • Tool


Udl critical elements
UDL Critical Elements

  • Clear Goals

    • Communicated in ways understandable by students

  • Inclusive, Intentional Planning

    • Proactive planning addressing distinct student needs

    • Maintaining rigor – with necessary support

  • Flexible methods and materials

    • Variety of media & methods or present and demonstrate knowledge

  • Timely progress monitoring

    • Formative assessments are frequent and timely


Special education mandates
Special Education Mandates

  • IEP

  • Alternative text in a timely manner

    • IDEA 2004

  • Print disabilities

    • Chaffee amendment

  • Who Qualifies?


Trends
Trends

  • RtI

  • No more Silos

  • Generalist v. Specialist

  • Cost

    • Readers, Kurzweil, Don Johnston

    • Dragon

    • iPads, ACC Devices

  • Course Management System


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