References and Resources. Glossary of Assistive Technology Implementation Terms

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "References and Resources. Glossary of Assistive Technology Implementation Terms"

Transcription

1 References and Resources Glossary of Assistive Technology Implementation Terms Abandonment The act of abandoning, deserting, or relinquishing. In assistive technology, this refers to the failed attempt at implementing technology with a particular student resulting in the technology not being used. Causes of assistive technology abandonment include inappropriate match of technology to student need, ineffective staff and student training, and lack of time for technology integration. Access technology A term that usually refers to gaining access to a computer system or network via some type of network technology. In assistive technology, it also refers to specific technologies which support a student s access to other technologies. Examples include adapted keyboards, adapted mice, and switches. Assistive technology Any item, piece of equipment or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (IDEA, 1997). Examples include: adapted mouse, switch, screen magnifier, VOCA, text reader, F/M system. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) A term used to describe systems to augment or replace speech in students who are non- or partially-verbal. Speech may be replaced or augmented by gesture and body language, manual signs, orthography, and communication aids. Students requiring AAC systems are usually supported by the school district Speech Language Pathologist. Data A record of observable and measurable performance. With implementation of assistive technology, data gathering on the student, the environment, and the curricular tasks is the first step in the process. Framing the question Clearly and accurately defining the problem. In the assistive technology implementation process, this is a key point necessary to ensure effective decision making. Implementation The carrying out, execution, or practice of a plan or method for doing something. In assistive technology, implementation encompasses all the processes involved in getting new software or hardware operating effectively with students in their various school environments. Individual Education Plan (IEP) In British Columbia, it is mandated by the Ministry of Education that all students with special needs require accommodations, reflected in Individual Education Plans, to ensure equitable access to learning and the opportunity to pursue the goals of their SET-BC February 2007

2 educational programs. IEP s are developed and administered in the school by the student s IEP team. Integration The effective inclusion of a part or section into the whole. In assistive technology, integration refers to effectively including technology in the student s daily lessons and activities as a strategy or tool. Occupational Therapist (OT) A district specialist who works with students who have permanent or temporary impairment in their physical and mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the student perform daily tasks in their classroom environments and to help them develop the skills to do so independently and productively. Peripheral technology A peripheral is a type of computer hardware that is added to a host computer in order to expand its abilities. The term tends to be applied to optional devices that are hooked up externally through a computer port. Examples include joysticks, printers, and scanners. Physical therapist (PT) A district specialist who treats students with physical dysfunction or injury with therapeutic exercise. The aim of physical therapy is to restore or facilitate normal function or development of the student s physical condition. School based team In British Columbia, the team of educators at the school and district level who are involved in supporting the student with disabilities. The composition of the team varies from school to school but generally includes, at a minimum, the student, Special Education Assistant, classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher, and district specialists (OT, PT, SLP). Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) A district specialist who treats students who have disorders affecting their speech, language, and swallowing. SLP s address student s speech production and language development through a variety of exercises and activities designed to bring the student s skills up to the level of their peers. Transition Passage from one state or place to another. In assistive technology implementation, this refers to the times when a student changes subjects, classes, or schools and are very critical to maintaining continuity of student programming. Effective transition planning is an important feature of any assistive technology plan. Vision technology Refers to technology that supports students with visual impairments participate and learn in the classroom environment. Examples include screen readers, screen magnifiers, CCTV s, Braille notetakers, and Braille embossers. SET-BC February 2007

3 References Please Note: At the time of publication, all links to resources and websites were active. However, this can change over time and you may find some of the links listed no longer work. If this is the case, we suggest you try using your preferred internet search engine to search using keywords contained in the title of the resource or website or the name of the publishing individual or organization. If the resource is still available but has been moved, you should be able to find the updated link in your search results. Alberta Education Learning and Teaching Resources Branch (2006). Individualized program planning (IPP). Retrieved May 25, 2006 from Anson, D.K. (1997). Alternative Computer Access: A guide to selection. F.A. Davis Company: Philadelphia, PA. Assistive Technology Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources (2005). How to Implement the AT Process. Retrieved March 3, 2006 from Assistive Technology Training Online (ATTO) Project ( ). Assistive Technology Decision Making Module: The SETT Framework. Retrieved March 4, 2006 from Bausch, M.E. and Ault, M.J. (2005). Nationwide Use of Assistive Technology Implementation Plans. Closing the Gap. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from Betts, D. (2006). Best practices in technology integration plan: Developing cause and effect understanding in severely multiply impaired students. Retrieved June 12, 2006 from Bowser, G. (2000). Assistive Technology Implementation Plan. Retrieved May 29, 2006 from Bowser, G. & Reed, P. (2001). Hey! Can I try that? A student handbook for choosing and using assistive technology. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Bowser, G. & Reed, P. (n.d.) Making evidence-based decisions about assistive technology. Retrieved May 3, 2006 from Canfield, T. & Reed, P. (2001). Assistive Technology and Transition. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Carl, D. and Zabala, J. (2002). Top Ten Critical Elements. AT and the IEP: Building a Solid Foundation. Closing the Gap. Retrieved September 10, 2006 from Cook, A.M., & Hussey, S.M. (2002). Assistive Technologies: Principles and practice, 2 nd Ed. Mosby: St. Louis, MI. Dubbels, K. (1999). Assistive Technology in the Individual Education Plan Outline. Closing the Gap. Retrieved March 19, 2006 from SET-BC February 2007

4 Edyburn, D. (n.d.) Evidence-based decision making for AT. Retrieved April 27, 2006 from Georgia Project for Assistive Technology ( ). Assistive Technology Resources. Retrieved March from Resource Topic Pages/GPAT Resource Main Page.htm Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Education, Special Education (2001). Individual Education Planning for Students with Special Needs. Retrieved April 29, 2006 from Gustafson, G. (2004). Planning for Successful Implementation of Assistive Technologies. Virginia Society for Technology in Education, 18:2. Retrieved March 4, 2006 from Hartsell, K. & Bunn, D. (2005, Oct-Nov). Integrating assistive technology into the general education curriculum for students with speech and language impairments. Closing the Gap24(4), 13. Hartsell, K. & Kemph, S. (2005, Dec 2006 Jan). Integrating assistive technology into the general education curriculum for students with physical disabilities. Closing the Gap 24(5), 4. Hartsell, K. & McIntosh, K. (2005 Aug-Sept). Integrating assistive technology into the general education curriculum for students with high incidence disabilities. Closing the Gap 24(3), 4. Hopkins, J. (2001). Assistive Technology Implementation: Priorities for K 12 Education in Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2006 from Ingham Intermediate School District (n.d.) Assistive Technology Transition Form. Retrieved March 23, 2006 from King, T.W. (1999). Assistive technology: Essential human factors. Allyn and Bacon: Boston, MA. Lakeville Area Public Schools Special Education (2006). Assistive Technology. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Miami Dade County Public Schools. Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities (2006). Pre-K Assistive Technology Implementation Plan. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from Michigan s Assistive Technology Resource, Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services ( ). MATRMaterials. Retrieved November 28, 2006 from Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) & Regional Education Media Center Association of Michigan (n.d.). Best Practices in Technology Integration Plan. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Millar, S. & Aitken, S. (1997). Personal Communications Passports: Guidelines for Good Practice. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning, Division of Special Education (2002). AT Transition Planning Checklist. Retrieved March 23, 2006 from SET-BC February 2007

5 Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning, Division of Special Education (2003). Minnesota Assistive Technology Manual. Retrieved March 4, 2006 from Montgomery County Public Schools (2005). Assistive Technology Trial Period Plan. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Nebraska Department of Education, Special Populations Office (1998). Setting Goals, Achieving Results. Retrieved February 21, 2006 from North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Special Education (1999). Individualized Education Program Planning Process. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) (2002). Section 7: Assistive Technology and the IEP. Assistive Technology Resource Manual. Retrieved November 21, 2006 from Purcell, S.L. and Grant, D. (2002). Assistive technology solutions for IEP teams. IEP Resources: Verona, WI. QIAT Consortium (2004). Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services. Retrieved January 23, 2006 from Reed, P., Bowser, G. and Korsten, J. How do you know it? How do you show it? Making assistive technology decisions. Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative: Oshkosh, WI. Retrieved February 15, 2005 from Reed, P. and Lahm, E.A. (2005). A resource guide for teachers and administrators about assistive technology. Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative: Oshkosh, WI. Retrieved February 3, 2006 from Reithaug, D. (2005). A Guide for Developing IEP s for Reading. Stirling Head Enterprises. Southeastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (2000). The Assistive Technology Process. Retrieved March 4, 2006 from Tennessee State Department of Education, Division of Special Education (2003). Assistive Technology Parents Guide: Implementation Guidelines. Retrieved February 24, 2006 from Texas Assistive Technology Network (2006). Implementation: Working Together to Make a Measurable Difference with Assistive Technology. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Texas Assistive Technology Network, Region IV Education Service Center (2004). Assistive Technology Implementation Action Plan. Retrieved March 4, 2006 from Texas Assistive Technology Network, Region IV Education Service Center (2004). TEKS. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from SET-BC February 2007

6 University of Kentucky Assistive Technology (UKAT) Project (2002). Trial Implementation Plan. Retrieved February 13, 2006 from University of Kentucky Assistive Technology (UKAT) Project (2002). UKAT Toolkit. Retrieved February 13, 2006 from University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (2002). Sample Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Guidance Document. Retrieved November 15, 2006 from West Central Ohio Distance Learning Project ( ). Assistive Technology Resource Manual. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (1998). Assistive Technology Extended Assessment Plan. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative ( ). Best Practices. Retrieved January 29, 2006 from Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative ( ). Free Materials. Retrieved January 29, 2006 from Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (2004). The WATI Assessment Package. Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative: Oshkosh, WI. Retrieved May 24, 2006 from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (2001). A Guide for Writing IEPs. Retrieved November 3, 2006 from Zabala, J. (n.d.) The SETT framework: Critical Areas to Consider when making informed assistive technology decisions. Retrieved March 28, 2006 from Zabala, J. (2001). The SETT framework, Parts I, IIA and IIB. Retrieved November 23, 2006 from Zabala, J.S. (2002). Resources for Assistive Technology in Education: SETT Framework. Retrieved January 21, 2006 from Zabala, J.S. & Korsten, J.E. (1999). Assistive Technology Implementation and Evaluation Plan Summary. Closing the Gap. Retrieved March 3, 2006 from SET-BC February 2007

7 Websites 2Learn.ca website with a number of links to information and resources about assistive technology AbilityHub Assistive Technology Solutions containing information on Computer Access Solutions AbleData website containing a large number of links to assistive technology resources on the internet. Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto with a number of AT related resources and an excellent technical glossary Alberta Government, Ministry of Education, K 12, Special Needs website with resources on Individualized Program Planning (2006) A project of the Georgia Institute of Technology, AssistiveTech is a website that contains a large searchable database of assistive technology solutions. Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) from the University of Buffalo providing information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in classrooms. British Columbia Ministry of Education, Special Education website with a large number of resource documents specific to BC Special Education British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) site with an extensive collection of Adaptations Resources Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) website with information on Universal Design for Learning Closing the Gap website featuring a searchable software and hardware solutions database. EvaluWare website with Assessment Activities for AAC and Computer Access Software that leads the user through the selection process based on responses to questions. Georgia Project for Assistive Technology website with numerous AT implementation resources Industry Canada website with a collection of links to AT databases and organizations SET-BC February 2007

8 Journal of Special Education Technology (JSET) is an online journal with articles focusing on implementing technology in special education. LD Online website with many articles and links to help teams when selecting assistive technology. National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) website at the University of Kentucky containing helpful information and an AT Planner Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Consortium with the recognized standards for AT service provision Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative website with a number of free AT implementation resources SET-BC February 2007

Section 4: Identify Assistive Technology Solutions. Description, Rationale and Guidelines

Section 4: Identify Assistive Technology Solutions. Description, Rationale and Guidelines Section 4: Identify Assistive Technology Solutions Description, Rationale and Guidelines Once the AT trial phase is complete, it should be a relatively straightforward process to identify and select the

More information

Section 7: Follow Up and Plan Transition. Description, Rationale and Guidelines

Section 7: Follow Up and Plan Transition. Description, Rationale and Guidelines Section 7: Follow Up and Plan Transition Description, Rationale and Guidelines Like most aspects of technology integration, the formal and informal AT implementation plan follow up is linked to the student

More information

Section 4. Assistive Technology Consideration in the IEP

Section 4. Assistive Technology Consideration in the IEP ` Section 4 Assistive Technology Consideration in the IEP 2013 52 Implications of Assistive Technology Consideration Beginning with the reauthorization of IDEA in 1997, the IEP team is required to consider

More information

Assessing A Student s Need for Assistive Technology: Where to Start?

Assessing A Student s Need for Assistive Technology: Where to Start? Assessing A Student s Need for Assistive Technology: Where to Start? When the question of a student s need for AT leads to an assessment, the first action is to identify a team of people to address that

More information

Interactive White Boards in the Special Needs Classroom

Interactive White Boards in the Special Needs Classroom Division of Accountability Office of Regional Services Assistive Technology Services Interactive White Boards in the Special Needs Classroom Assistive Technology Specialists Valeska Gioia, M.Ed. Mark Daniels,

More information

Assistive Technology: A Framework for Consideration and Assessment

Assistive Technology: A Framework for Consideration and Assessment Assistive Technology: A Framework for Consideration and Assessment, November 2008 Assistive Technology Framework, (2008) 1 Acknowledgments The would like to thank the individuals who served on the committee

More information

Section 5: Develop AT Implementation Plan. Description, Rationale and Guidelines

Section 5: Develop AT Implementation Plan. Description, Rationale and Guidelines Section 5: Develop AT Implementation Plan Description, Rationale and Guidelines Effective assistive technology implementation is only as good as the plan that guides that implementation. Successful implementation

More information

What Exactly Is Assistive Technology?

What Exactly Is Assistive Technology? What Exactly Is Assistive Technology? The legal definition as it appears in IDEA is "any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive

More information

AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION Welcome to the world of assistive technology and special education in the Austin Public Schools! This year, a districtwide committee was formed to

More information

Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Technology to Students with Disabilities under IDEA Part B

Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Technology to Students with Disabilities under IDEA Part B SPECIAL EDUCATION IN NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent Office of Special Education 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201 Bismarck ND 58505-0440

More information

Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Policies and Procedures for the Moriarty Edgewood School District

Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Policies and Procedures for the Moriarty Edgewood School District Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Policies and Procedures for the Moriarty Edgewood School District 1 Purpose The purpose of this manual is to assist teachers, case managers,

More information

Assistive Technology and the IEP

Assistive Technology and the IEP Assistive Technology and the IEP Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D. The issues associated with assistive technology and the individual education plan (IEP) have grown in significance since the 1997 Reauthorization

More information

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. IEP Team Member Roles and Responsibilities

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. IEP Team Member Roles and Responsibilities ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IEP Team Member Roles and Responsibilities AT decisions surrounding identification of AT needs and implementation of AT are best made in cooperation and collaboration with individuals

More information

Models, Theories, and Frameworks: Contributions to Understanding Special Education Technology

Models, Theories, and Frameworks: Contributions to Understanding Special Education Technology Models, Theories, and Frameworks: Contributions to Understanding Special Education Technology by Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D. By some accounts, the field of special education technology is relatively young.

More information

Going beyond Assistive Technology Devices: Are Assistive Technology Services Being. Considered? Margaret E. Bausch. University of Kentucky

Going beyond Assistive Technology Devices: Are Assistive Technology Services Being. Considered? Margaret E. Bausch. University of Kentucky Running hear: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Going beyond Assistive Technology Devices: Are Assistive Technology Services Being Considered? Margaret E. Bausch University of Kentucky Anna Evmenova and Michael

More information

Special Education Program Descriptions 2014-2015

Special Education Program Descriptions 2014-2015 Special Education Program Descriptions 2014-2015 Stillwater Central School District 1068 Hudson Avenue Stillwater, New York 12180 Introduction This document provides descriptions of the special education

More information

Chapter 4: Planning Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 4: Planning Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Chapter 4: Planning Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Developing Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) There is considerable variability in how learning and behavioural characteristics

More information

Special Education Program Descriptions 2016-17

Special Education Program Descriptions 2016-17 Special Education Student Services Special Education Program Descriptions 2016-17 Bethlehem Central School District 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York 12054 Introduction This document provides descriptions

More information

This definition is very broad and can include anything from a pencil grip to an electronic augmentative communication system.

This definition is very broad and can include anything from a pencil grip to an electronic augmentative communication system. Woodburn School District Special Education Manual-Assistive Technology 12/10/10 Introduction Assistive technology devices and services are a means of insuring that children with disabilities are able to

More information

New Early Intervention Providers

New Early Intervention Providers New Early Intervention Providers April 16, 2015 DBHDS Vision: A life of possibilities for all Virginians New Regulations Add New Providers The Early Intervention Emergency Regulations allow two new provider

More information

Section 6. Writing Assistive Technology Into the IEP

Section 6. Writing Assistive Technology Into the IEP ` Section 6 Writing Assistive Technology Into the IEP 2013 90 Overview of Assistive Technology and the IEP The IEP is a collaboratively created document designed to help guide the delivery of special education

More information

Support Services Subcommittee

Support Services Subcommittee Support Services Subcommittee Support Services 7/20/2012 1 School Psychologists School Social Workers School Speech-Language Pathologists Discussion about what is needed to make recommendations at the

More information

SECTION 9: SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS PROVIDED BY THE BOARD

SECTION 9: SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS PROVIDED BY THE BOARD SECTION 9: SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS PROVIDED BY THE BOARD The RCDSB continuously reviews its Special Education programs and services. Input is received from

More information

Chapter 1 Assessing Students Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) Process

Chapter 1 Assessing Students Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) Process Chapter 1 Assessing Students Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) Process Overview of Assessment and Planning Process...1 Using the AT Consideration Guide...7 WATI AT Consideration Guide...10 AT Assessment...12

More information

Belmont Public Schools Special Education Programs

Belmont Public Schools Special Education Programs Belmont Public Schools Special Education Programs Preschool Program School: Belmont system wide Population Served: Special Education Students Aged 3 5 Grade: Pre K Program Description: This program is

More information

Assistive Technology Solutions for Communication

Assistive Technology Solutions for Communication Assistive Technology Solutions for Communication Heather Blalock, MA., CCC-SLP MNPS - Assistive Technology Team IDEA states that assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system,

More information

Face to face training is provided by the SD8 SETBC District Partner. Online training can be arraigned by

Face to face training is provided by the SD8 SETBC District Partner. Online training can be arraigned by What is ARC BC? The ARC BC project is a ministry of Education funded provincial repository that provides BC educators with access to high quality digital and alternate format materials for their students

More information

Special Education Reform: Basics for SLTs

Special Education Reform: Basics for SLTs Special Education Reform: Basics for SLTs Introduction This overview is designed to explain the New York City Department of Education s special education reform and how it relates to your school. We will

More information

Assistive Technology S S E S M E N T

Assistive Technology S S E S M E N T The W.A.T.I. Assessment Package Assistive Technology S S E S M E N T The WATI Assistive Technology Assessment is a process based, systematic approach to providing a functional evaluation of the student

More information

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Making sure that all of Pennsylvania s children have access to quality public schools ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IMPORTANT: ELC's publications are intended to give you a general

More information

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY POLICY & PROCEDURES

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY POLICY & PROCEDURES ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY POLICY & PROCEDURES Office of Special Education Midland County ESA 3917 Jefferson Avenue Midland, MI 48640 PH: 989-631-5892 FAX: 989-631-4361 Assistive Technology is a collaboration

More information

Understanding Special Education in the OCDSB

Understanding Special Education in the OCDSB Understanding Special Education in the OCDSB Individual Education Plan Parent Guide Learning Support Services Understanding Special Education in the OCDSB Individual Education Plan Parent Guide Table

More information

Special Education: Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement in PreK-12

Special Education: Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement in PreK-12 Special Education: Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement in PreK-12 Knowledge and Skills State Standard 1 Speech-Language Pathology Candidates understand and apply the knowledge base specific to speech-language

More information

The Special Education Technology Center of Washington State

The Special Education Technology Center of Washington State 1 The Special Education Technology Center of Washington State Jerry Connolly Director, SETC A Statewide Needs Project Funded by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Administered by Central

More information

Licensure Resources by State

Licensure Resources by State Licensure Resources by State Alabama Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners http://socialwork.alabama.gov/ Alaska Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/cbpl/professionallicensing/socialworkexaminers.as

More information

Baden Academy Charter School Special Education Policy. with disabilities appropriate to their needs, abilities and interests and that complies with

Baden Academy Charter School Special Education Policy. with disabilities appropriate to their needs, abilities and interests and that complies with Baden Academy Charter School Special Education Policy Baden Academy Charter School is committed to providing a quality education to children with disabilities appropriate to their needs, abilities and

More information

Service Delivery Models

Service Delivery Models Service Delivery Models Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) is committed to educational excellence by "Elevating all Students, Eliminating all Gaps." To that end, AACPS offers a full continuum of

More information

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Consultant Competencies

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Consultant Competencies Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Consultant Competencies August 2012 Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Consultant Competencies Introduction Assistive Technology Devices and Services The Pennsylvania Department

More information

for Young Children with Special Needs

for Young Children with Special Needs for Young Children with Special Needs to Baltimore City Public Schools! As a parent or guardian, you have an essential role to play as your child s first teacher. And, as a parent or guardian of a young

More information

APPENDIX A SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES

APPENDIX A SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES APPENDIX A SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES Classroom Teacher - The classroom teacher is responsible for providing a quality education to all students. Duties include: classroom organization and management, assessment,

More information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Regarding the Proposal to Phase Out Secondary Learning Centers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Regarding the Proposal to Phase Out Secondary Learning Centers FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Regarding the Proposal to Phase Out Secondary Learning Centers 1. What is the current proposal regarding secondary learning centers? Rising Grade 6 students currently attending

More information

Assistive Technology: A System of Support for Including Students with Disabilities within General Education Programs

Assistive Technology: A System of Support for Including Students with Disabilities within General Education Programs Assistive Technology: A System of Support for Including Students with Disabilities within General Education Programs A General Overview Presented by: Melanie O Dea Special Education Consultant Learning

More information

EPPING SCHOOL DISTRICT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOB DESCRIPTION

EPPING SCHOOL DISTRICT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOB DESCRIPTION EPPING SCHOOL DISTRICT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT) GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Occupational Therapist provides services for the purpose of promoting health and

More information

PRESCHOOL PLACEMENT CATEGORIES

PRESCHOOL PLACEMENT CATEGORIES PRESCHOOL PLACEMENT CATEGORIES CASEMIS 20 EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING Early Childhood Special Education Setting: This is a placement setting where children receive all of their special education

More information

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Introduction The Arlington Public Schools provides a comprehensive array of programs and services from pre-school through grades 12 designed

More information

OCR Levels 2 and 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Unit 39 Support pupils with communication and interaction needs

OCR Levels 2 and 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Unit 39 Support pupils with communication and interaction needs OCR Levels 2 and 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Unit 39 Support pupils with communication and interaction needs UNIT SUMMARY Who is this unit for? This unit is for those who provide support

More information

SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT

SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT ATTENDANCE SUPPORT & STAFF WELLNESS INITIATIVE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AUGUST 2015 Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the Service Delivery Project? The Service Delivery Project

More information

Edmonton Catholic Schools is now accepting applications for the position of

Edmonton Catholic Schools is now accepting applications for the position of Edmonton Catholic Schools is now accepting applications for the position of EARLY LEARNING THERAPEUTIC ASSISTANT- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (5 new positions) Position is based on Program Unit Funding and Family

More information

EARLY LEARNING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (New position)

EARLY LEARNING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (New position) Edmonton Catholic Schools is now accepting applications for the position of (10 mth) EARLY LEARNING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (New position) Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose

More information

Office of Special Education. Programs & Resources Guide for Families

Office of Special Education. Programs & Resources Guide for Families Office of Special Education Programs & Resources Guide for Families 2013 2014 2 OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS & RESOURCES GUIDE Table of Contents Letter from the Chief of Special Education 2 Overview

More information

The State of Queensland (Department of Education and Training) 2009 First published 1996 as Guidelines for Speech language Therapy Services Revised

The State of Queensland (Department of Education and Training) 2009 First published 1996 as Guidelines for Speech language Therapy Services Revised The State of Queensland (Department of Education and Training) 2009 First published 1996 as Guidelines for Speech language Therapy Services Revised edition 1998 as SM10 - Speech language Therapy Services

More information

FACT SHEET ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

FACT SHEET ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 3710 LANDMARK DRIVE, SUITE 208, COLUMBIA, SC 29204 (803) 782 0639; FAX (803) 790-1946 1-866-275-7273 (VOICE AND LANGUAGE LINE) AND 1-866-232-4525 (TTY) E-mail: info@protectionandadvocacy-sc.org Website:

More information

Table of Contents Introduction... 1 The PACE Matrix... 3 Step by Step Guide for the PACE Evaluation System... 8

Table of Contents Introduction... 1 The PACE Matrix... 3 Step by Step Guide for the PACE Evaluation System... 8 Table of Contents Introduction... 1 The PACE Matrix... 3 Step by Step Guide for the PACE Evaluation System... 8 Developing a Portfolio for the PACE... 9 Speech Language Pathologist Self Reflection Tool...

More information

REPORT OF FINDINGS NURSING FACILITY STAFFING SURVEY 2010

REPORT OF FINDINGS NURSING FACILITY STAFFING SURVEY 2010 REPORT OF FINDINGS NURSING FACILITY STAFFING SURVEY 2010 October, 2011 ABSTRACT Approximately 2 million workers were employed at nursing facilities across the United States in 2010. 1.3 million nursing

More information

Special Education Program Descriptions School-Based Program Delivery Model

Special Education Program Descriptions School-Based Program Delivery Model Special Education Program Descriptions School-Based Program Delivery Model Resource Room Services Resource Room Services, available in all MCPS schools, provide students with disabilities with the support

More information

Student Name: What do you expect InterACT to provide?

Student Name: What do you expect InterACT to provide? InterACT Team Interdisciplinary Augmentative Communication and Technology Team Montgomery County Public Schools Lynnbrook Annex 7921 Lynnbrook Drive Bethesda, MD 20814 301 657-4929 Fax 301 657-4969 Preview

More information

School-based Support Personnel

School-based Support Personnel L. SUPPORT SERVICES School-based Support Personnel Yukon Education provides both professional and paraprofessional support to schools to address the diverse learning of students. Learning Assistance Program

More information

NON-RESIDENT INDEPENDENT, PUBLIC, AND COMPANY ADJUSTER LICENSING CHECKLIST

NON-RESIDENT INDEPENDENT, PUBLIC, AND COMPANY ADJUSTER LICENSING CHECKLIST NON-RESIDENT INDEPENDENT, PUBLIC, AND COMPANY ADJUSTER LICENSING CHECKLIST ** Utilize this list to determine whether or not a non-resident applicant may waive the Oklahoma examination or become licensed

More information

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO GUIDE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES WITHIN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO GUIDE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES WITHIN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO GUIDE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES WITHIN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING Preface Rationale Purpose Philosophy Legalities Definition of Terms Categories

More information

Forum on Public Policy

Forum on Public Policy The impact of IDEA 04 and NCLB on speech and language related services: How do we meet the challenges Jennifer Means, Assistant Professor, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Abstract As most special

More information

REPORT OF FINDINGS 2008 NURSING FACILITY STAFF VACANCY, RETENTION AND TURNOVER SURVEY

REPORT OF FINDINGS 2008 NURSING FACILITY STAFF VACANCY, RETENTION AND TURNOVER SURVEY REPORT OF FINDINGS 2008 NURSING FACILITY STAFF VACANCY, RETENTION AND TURNOVER SURVEY American Health Care Association Department of Research October, 2010 ABSTRACT Approximately 2 million workers were

More information

QCSD Special Education

QCSD Special Education QCSD Special Education April 12, 2012 Lenny Greaney, Director of Pupil Services Shirley Moyer, Supervisor of Special Education Anthony Carty, Teacher IDEA EVERYTHING WE DO IS GOVERNED BY THE LAW PDE Compliance

More information

Schools for All Children

Schools for All Children Position Paper No. Schools for All Children LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT John Deasy, Superintendent Sharyn Howell, Executive Director Division of Special Education Spring 2011 The Los Angeles Unified

More information

Definition of Assistive Technology

Definition of Assistive Technology Definition of Assistive Technology Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education Services and Supports Georgia Project for Assistive Technology 1870 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia 30334

More information

Early Intervention For children ages 0-3 years

Early Intervention For children ages 0-3 years Early Intervention For children ages 0-3 years IDEA 2004 AND CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING Early intervention, serving children from birth to age 3, is required by law. Public law 94-142 was

More information

Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s Speech- Language Pathologists

Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s Speech- Language Pathologists Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s Speech- Language Pathologists STANDARD 1: School speech-language pathologists demonstrate leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and ethical practices. School Speech-Language

More information

STAFF DEVELOPMENT in SPECIAL EDUCATION

STAFF DEVELOPMENT in SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF DEVELOPMENT in SPECIAL EDUCATION Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher AASEP s Staff Development Course Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher Copyright

More information

Identifying the Scopes of Services for People with Disabilities in Travis County Executive Summary

Identifying the Scopes of Services for People with Disabilities in Travis County Executive Summary Identifying the Scopes of Services for People with Disabilities in Travis County Executive Summary By Louise Bonneau, Jennifer Gordon, Ann Roth, and Ted Wilson The University of Texas at Austin, School

More information

2. Is all education of children and adults with disabilities under the control of the Ministry of Education?

2. Is all education of children and adults with disabilities under the control of the Ministry of Education? Information from the Government of Georgia with regard to implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 22/3 The work and employment of persons with disabilities 1. Do the National or local constitutions

More information

Comprehensive Special Education Plan. Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive Special Education Plan. Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities Comprehensive Special Education Plan Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities The Pupil Personnel Services of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District is dedicated to work collaboratively

More information

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM & SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS & RELATED SERVICES

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM & SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS & RELATED SERVICES INDEX INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM & SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS & RELATED SERVICES 7.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE..7 1 7.2 INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS..7 1 7.2. A. DEVELOPMENT OF IEP......7

More information

This definition of special education comes from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 105-17.

This definition of special education comes from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 105-17. Questions Often Asked About Special Education Services By the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY), 1999. Public Domain. I think my child may need special help in school.

More information

5-K: SPECIAL EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

5-K: SPECIAL EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 5-K: SPECIAL EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES The only pupils under the age of five who may be counted in membership are pupils with an individualized educational program (IEP) or an individualized

More information

Secondary Principal Instructional Leadership Actions in Effective Schools that Promote Successful Speech Therapy Interventions (STIs)

Secondary Principal Instructional Leadership Actions in Effective Schools that Promote Successful Speech Therapy Interventions (STIs) VOLUME 28, NUMBER 4, 2011 Secondary Principal Instructional Leadership Actions in Effective Schools that Promote Successful Speech Therapy Interventions (STIs) Alfredo Ramirez, Jr., PhD Assistant Professor

More information

CFR 300.5 CFR 300.6 CFR 300.105 CFR 300.346(a)(2)(v) TEC 30.0015 19 TAC 89

CFR 300.5 CFR 300.6 CFR 300.105 CFR 300.346(a)(2)(v) TEC 30.0015 19 TAC 89 Assistive Technology Legal Reference Assistive Technology service means any service that directly assists a student with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

More information

Public School Teacher Experience Distribution. Public School Teacher Experience Distribution

Public School Teacher Experience Distribution. Public School Teacher Experience Distribution Public School Teacher Experience Distribution Lower Quartile Median Upper Quartile Mode Alabama Percent of Teachers FY Public School Teacher Experience Distribution Lower Quartile Median Upper Quartile

More information

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES i SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES Updated May 2008 i It is the policy of the South Dakota Department of Education, Office of Educational Services and Supports to provide services to all persons

More information

School Age Services INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

School Age Services INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS Feel Good About Giving School Age Services EASTER SEALS SUPERIOR CALIFORNIA 3205 Hurley Way Sacramento, CA 95864 (916) 679-3155 www.myeasterseals.org

More information

Braintree Public Schools A Parent s Guide to Special Education Programs

Braintree Public Schools A Parent s Guide to Special Education Programs Braintree Public Schools A Parent s Guide to Special Education Programs The purpose of this guide is to provide a general overview of programs and specialized services that are available at the pre-school,

More information

Highly Qualified Teacher Professional Development Resource Guide

Highly Qualified Teacher Professional Development Resource Guide Highly Qualified Teacher Professional Development Resource Guide A guide for Grades 7-12 intervention specialists who instruct students with significant cognitive or low incidence disabilities Highly Qualified

More information

STATE LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

STATE LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION STATE LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION ***Compiled 9-6-08*** Assessment Professionals National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board Licensure Area (exact wording) State Educ Diag (or Equivalent) SpEd

More information

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Foreword Overview of School Based Services Program... 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Foreword Overview of School Based Services Program... 2 Deparrttmentt off Speciall Educatti ion MEDICAID SCHOOL BASED SERVICES FEE-FOR-SERVICE PROGRAM Billing Reference Guide Revision Date: 12/01/2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword... 1 Overview of School Based

More information

State Laws on Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel

State Laws on Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel State Laws on Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel Overview: According to the latest (2011) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause

More information

Edwards-Knox Central School. Special Education District Plan 2013-2014

Edwards-Knox Central School. Special Education District Plan 2013-2014 Edwards-Knox Central School Special Education District Plan 2013-2014 Page 1 I. Introduction General Description of District and Special Education Services The Edwards-Knox Central School district is dedicated

More information

Student Support Services IEP Handbook

Student Support Services IEP Handbook Student Support Services IEP Handbook Table of Contents Student Support Services Philosophy 3 District Principal Student Support Services 4 Meeting the Educational Needs of All Children 5 Education is

More information

Table 1100.1 Required Assessments and Qualified Examiners by Type of Disability Disability Assessments Required Qualified Examiners

Table 1100.1 Required Assessments and Qualified Examiners by Type of Disability Disability Assessments Required Qualified Examiners Table 1100.1 Required Assessments and Qualified Examiners by Type of Disability Disability Assessments Required Qualified Examiners AUTISM School School Professional Licensed to provide a DEAF-BLINDNESS

More information

Guiding Document Administrative Support of Assistive Technology Services

Guiding Document Administrative Support of Assistive Technology Services Guiding Document Administrative Support of Assistive Technology Services This area defines the critical areas of administrative support and leadership for developing and delivering assistive technology

More information

Glossary of Special Education Terminology

Glossary of Special Education Terminology Glossary of Special Education Terminology 1. "A Child with a Disability": A student who has been properly evaluated in accordance with regulations who is found to have a disability which results in the

More information

Online Special Education Instruction

Online Special Education Instruction Online Special Education Instruction The New LRE for TODAY S DIGITAL NATIVES 4 Strategies for Problem Solving Draw It Make a Chart, Table, or Graph Find A Pattern 2 4? 8? 12 Write A # Sentence 51 17 x

More information

ADHD Treatment Home Management and School Accommodations Robin K. Blitz, MD. ADHD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC Week 3

ADHD Treatment Home Management and School Accommodations Robin K. Blitz, MD. ADHD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC Week 3 ADHD Treatment Home Management and School Accommodations Robin K. Blitz, MD ADHD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC Week 3 ADHD Target symptoms Behavioral / Emotional Improvements in: Self-esteem Behavior in public places

More information

Adaptive Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education Adaptive Physical Education Adapted Physical Education - APE Adapted physical education is a diverse program of developmental activities, exercises, games, rhythms, and sports designed to meet the unique

More information

Minnesota Assistive Technology Manual

Minnesota Assistive Technology Manual DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning Minnesota Assistive Technology Manual 2003 Edition Minnesota Manual for the Consideration and Evaluation of Assistive

More information

Batter Up Hitting a Home Run in Family Engagement

Batter Up Hitting a Home Run in Family Engagement Batter Up Hitting a Home Run in Family Engagement About the Presenters Our Objectives Following this presentation you will be able to share with your colleagues and families 1. multiple ways to engage

More information

Occupational & Physical Therapy Guidelines for Service Provision within the Schools

Occupational & Physical Therapy Guidelines for Service Provision within the Schools 1 Occupational & Physical Therapy Guidelines for Service Provision within the Schools 2012 2 Introduction* Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide guidance regarding school-based Occupational

More information

School Questionnaire, Part II-B Special Education Programs Operated by District Office

School Questionnaire, Part II-B Special Education Programs Operated by District Office Special Education Expenditure Project (SEEP) Sponsored by the Contact information Please complete the required information before returning this questionnaire School (required) District (required) State

More information

9-12+ and Vocational Program 1360 East Irving Park Road Streamwood, Illinois 60107 Phone: 630-540-3900 Fax: 630-540-3908

9-12+ and Vocational Program 1360 East Irving Park Road Streamwood, Illinois 60107 Phone: 630-540-3900 Fax: 630-540-3908 9-12+ and Vocational Program 1360 East Irving Park Road Streamwood, Illinois 60107 Phone: 630-540-3900 Fax: 630-540-3908 Our Vision is to provide HOPE, enlightenment and excitement for our students, families,

More information

LOW INCIDENCE PURCHASING

LOW INCIDENCE PURCHASING LOW INCIDENCE PURCHASING As part of the Local Plan submitted to the State, each SELPA shall describe how specialized books, materials, equipment and services will be distributed within the SELPA. This

More information

Athens Technical College Student Support Disability Services 800 U.S. Highway 29 North Athens, GA 30601-1500 706-355-5006 / jfelts@athenstech.

Athens Technical College Student Support Disability Services 800 U.S. Highway 29 North Athens, GA 30601-1500 706-355-5006 / jfelts@athenstech. Athens Technical College Student Support Disability Services 800 U.S. Highway 29 North 706-355-5006 / Dear Athens Technical College Applicant/Student: Thank you for contacting the Disability Services Office

More information

Overview of the Florida Medicaid Therapy Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook

Overview of the Florida Medicaid Therapy Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook Overview of the Florida Medicaid Therapy Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook 2 Introduction Medicaid reimburses for physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), respiratory therapy (RT), and

More information

The IEP is written by a Team. The Team works together, collaborates, and decides by consensus not by vote. Everyone on the team has an equal voice.

The IEP is written by a Team. The Team works together, collaborates, and decides by consensus not by vote. Everyone on the team has an equal voice. What is an IEP? IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. It s a legal document which is a written agreement between you and the school. This annually written plan is a map of your child s education

More information