Displaying items by tag: Assistive Technology

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public schools must provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities. To do so, schools are required to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that identify the child’s educational goals and needs, including the need for accommodations and/or assistive technology (AT) devices and services. This fact sheet gives tips on the basic steps parents can take to ensure an appropriate educational experience for their child.

Published in Document Link
Friday, 23 February 2018 19:30

AgrAbility for Youth

This video series is a 3-part curriculum on assistive technology awareness/education for rural youth created by the PACER Center's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment.

Published in Website Link
Friday, 16 February 2018 17:20

Assistive Technology 101

This guide from the Center on Technology and Disability provides an introduction to assisitve technology.

Published in Document Link
Friday, 02 February 2018 15:04

Pathfinder Journeys - February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of Pathfinder Journeys!

In this issue:

  • Secondary Transition resources in North Dakota
  • How to Organize Your Child's IEP Binder
  • Information on assistive technology and building reading skills
  • Schedule of trainings, webinars, and other services
Published in Newsletter
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:25

Center on Technology and Disability

Assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community. The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources – personal and professional development (PPD) webinars, articles, guides, training materials and more. Whether you’re brand new to assistive technology or an experienced user wanting to remain on the leading edge, CTD has high-quality, research-based materials and events for you! The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Published in Website Link

The assistive technologies of today represent a diverse range of products, people and potentials never before seen in the field. This presentation discusses a variety of timely technology trends that are shaking up the assistive technology field and creating newfound possibilities for individuals with any disability. Trends discussed include: wearable technology, 3D printing, the internet of things, telepresence and robotics, contextual computing, digital citizenship, and the crowdfunding and do-it-yourself movements. Presenters define each trend, provide general examples of consumer technologies for each, and finally discuss each trend’s implication to disability and demo assistive technologies related to each trend area.

Published in Webinar

A guide for increasing young children's participation in daily activities and routines. The booklet shows how simple assistive technology tools can be made at home to help young children become more active at home and in the community. Includes pictures and step-by-step instructions, as well as links to related resources.

Published in Document Link
Thursday, 06 June 2013 18:36

What Can I do When the IEP is not Clear?

My child’s IEP is vaguely worded and not very clear.  This hasn’t been a problem until this year when many of the teachers changed.  What can I do as a parent to get an IEP that works for my child?

Published in Ask Pathfinder

The school district hired a speech therapist who is a recent college graduate to work with my child. The therapist is not familiar with technology applications that my child uses or needs.  What can I do as a parent to make sure my child’s needs are met?

Published in Ask Pathfinder

In this story, you'll meet Marta, the mother of Isabel, a young girl with fine motor and learning disabilities. The video introduces viewers to assistive technology (AT) and takes them through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting during which AT is considered. The video is captioned in both Spanish and English and is "described" as well.

Published in Multimedia
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