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AT Learning Modules

National Assistive Technology Learning Modules

Free national online training modules provide information related to assistive technology. When viewing modules, IEP teams should work collaboratively to consider the appropriate assistive technology supports based on each student's unique disability-related needs.

 

Assistive Technology 101

This webinar series was presented in January 2020 by Paula Walser, a Speech and Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Consultant with over 20 years of experience in public education. In this AT 101 webinar series, Paula walks through her Assessing Student Need for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) web page.

Click here to access the entire AT 101 Webinar Series.

Resources to Support the AT 101 Webinar:


Assessing Student Need for Assistive TeIchnology (ASNAT): This page, developed by Paula Walser, walks through portions of the AT 101 webinar and provides information about the steps to take in conducting an AT assessment.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI): This website contains many materials Paula referred to in her webinar for professionals to use when assessing student need for AT.

Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM): These free internet modules are opportunities for professional development in assistive technology and include case studies.

 

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

This presentation is from March 2020 and is by Jennifer Schubring, a speech-language pathologist with expertise in Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) and founder of the Building AAC web page. In this AAC webinar series, Jennifer goes through the process of identifying and supporting AAC to ensure students have a voice and opportunity to engage in their education.

Click here to access the complete AAC webinar series.

Resources to Support the AAC Webinar


Building AAC: Speech Therapy: This page, developed by Jennifer Schubring, walks through portions of the AAC webinar and provides resources to use with students in modeling use of AAC devices.

Core Vocabulary: This page is the result of a grant-funded research project that found that 85% of words that most communicators use consist of a core vocabulary of about 200 words. This website provides support to professionals working with AAC users to equip students with these words on their core vocabulary bards.

Communication Matrix-Aided Language Stimulation: This page includes video examples and how-to ideas for implementing the evidence-based practice of aided language stimulation when working with students who use AAC devices.