Communication looks different for everyone. Some may communicate using words, gestures, behaviors, sounds, refusals, and more. It can be different for each learner. Analyzing the form of expressive communication your student uses, can assist educational staff in designing a communication system with and for the student (Downing, Hanreddy, & Peckham-Hardin, 2015, pp. 60-61). Project Core,… Read More Professional Development Modules to Increase Communication
Educational, Instructional and Assistive Technologies can support all students in their acquisition of knowledge. Educators and specialists, at technology conferences, frequently share their thoughts on technology during a workshop session called a Smackdown. A Smackdown is a rapid-fire sharing of apps, tools, or teaching tricks that have been found helpful to students in the teaching… Read More Tech Tools for Education
A great free resource for students is Find It Virginia, which includes many links to websites that students can use for literacy, learning, and research. Free to residents of Virginia are e-books and digital resources including newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias for elementary, middle, and high school students. Under the Elementary/Middle School tab, try Kids InfoBits for researching… Read More Free Resources for Students in Virginia
What is AT?
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology (AT) includes adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. AT can provide independence by enabling individuals to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish.
The Virginia Assistive Technology Project goal is to increase access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. The project supports the accommodations and modifications that are necessary for students with disabilities to master curricular objectives and to participate in statewide assessments. Tools and training are available from the Virginia Assistive Technology Project.
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