District-Wide AT Planning: A View From 40,000 Feet
Assistive technology (AT) supports have traditionally been considered on a case-by-case basis within the scope of a student's IEP. It is necessary to consider and assess the need for AT individually for appropriate alignment of student needs with AT features and supports. Unfortunately, it has not worked well for the actual implementation phase of the AT process in school settings. This system often delays student access to needed AT due to the time involved in pursuing and implementing individual funding, training, setup and integration within already existing school technology. This OCALI video will discuss a comprehensive system of district-wide planning for AT implementation that allows students quicker access to needed AT supports. Included in the presentation is a demonstration of a tiered model of AT supports. Consideration for multi-environment implementation for "anytime anywhere" access to AT will also be discussed. This video is appropriate for administrators, AT specialists, classroom teachers, related services providers and others interested in the "big picture" implementation of AT services within their district.