Date: 03/232023 Time: 04:00-04:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar
Assistive Technology Process AT Chatter Series
The consideration of assistive technology for all students with an IEP is a requirement. What does that practically look like for a student and those who support them? The most basic answer to that question is that AT must be considered, assessed, and implemented. How can that be done with fidelity and who participates in the decision-making process? Please join us for the next three weeks as we delve into this topic through discussion, sharing resources and exploring how to empower our teams to support all of our students in this endeavor. Each week we will look at a different aspect of the process and discuss the practical application of meeting this legal requirement.
Participants in the webinar will:
Be empowered to support their IEP teams in considering AT for individual students
Understand what is involved in an AT assessment
Evaluate resources for consideration, assessment, and implementation of AT for students
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 through the use of assistive technology. Linda has been with the Special Education Technology Center for eight years and has presented webinars and classes at national and statewide conferences.
Email Sue Wright at the SETC office
The new clock hours link for the winter-spring webinar series has also been posted on the professional development page. One entry is all that is needed for the clock-hour portion of this training. The clock hours link for fall 2023 will be posted in August.