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02/15/2023, AT Chatter: OTs Role in AT in OT Evaluations

Date: 02/15/2023 Time: 12:30-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


AT Chatters are an opportunity for Washington State educators to come together in an informal online gathering to discuss current AT Topics. The topic up for discussion this week is the OT’s Role in AT, particularly when it comes to OT evaluations. 

Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the OT evaluation processes and how AT can be part of that process. If you are a school-based OT, we encourage you to join this conversation and share out informal and formal tools you use to assess AT needs as part of your evaluation process. We will discuss resources, tips, and stories related to OTs’ roles in AT.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss OT evaluation processes, specifically addressing how AT can be part of an OT evaluation for school-based OTs
  2. Explore resources and strategies to assess AT needs as part of an OT evaluation. 


Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT, OTR/L

Kristin Leslie is an occupational therapist and an assistive technology professional who is currently in the role of director at the Special Education Technology Center (SETC).  She has worked in special education in Washington state public schools for 23 years. Her leadership role at SETC includes providing guidance to administrators, families, and school teams on assistive technology tools and best practices to remove barriers to student learning.

Linda Doehle, AT Specialist

Linda Doehle started her career as a software engineer after completing her degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at Whitworth College.  She brought her technical skills to the field of assistive technology while working as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Yakima School District.  Linda holds an AT Specialist Certificate and enjoys being able to use her technology skills in helping students optimize their abilities using assistive technology.  Linda has been with the Special Education Technology Center for eleven years and has presented webinars and classes at national and statewide conferences. 


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: