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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.

National Assistive Technology Learning Modules

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.

Assistive Technology 101 Recorded Webinars
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.

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Webinar Recordings
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.

Assistive Technology Forward Community of Practice Videos

The following videos were recorded as part of the Assistive Technology Forward Project. Click on the playlist to view all videos or the drop down boxes for individual meeting videos.

10-01-20 Introduction to Assistive Technology Forward
10-12-20 Supporting Parents and Teachers with access to Digital Learning
10-27-20 Accessibility 101: How to Make Your Content Accessible for Your Virtual and Live Content
11-10-20 Accessing and Creating Writing in a Virtual Learning Environment
11-17-20 Universal Design Features to Increase Access and Engagement in a Virtual Environment
12-01-20 Assistive Technology and Accessibility Supports: Setting Students up for Success after High School
12-15-20 Accessing Print in a Virtual Learning Environment
01-12-21 Proactive Strategies to Address Mental Overload during a Pandemic