AT experts Gayl Bowser and Penny R. Reed examine four aspects of school administration—leadership, program management, supervision, and advocacy and program improvement—and their relationship to AT. The result is an authoritative and useful guide that explains the legal, ethical, and practical reasons for providing high-quality AT to every student who needs it.
In this highly practical book, school leaders learn to:
- Identify ways that to support educational programs that encourage and sustain students’ and educators’ use of AT
- Create and share a vision of their agency’s approach to providing assistive technology devices and services;
- Manage material resources, allocation of personnel, time, and physical resources in a way that helps to provide an efficient, ethical and cost-effective system for assistive technology;
- Support educators in learning and applying pedagogical strategies for integrating the use of assistive technology into the educational programs of students with disabilities.
- Regularly assess current assistive technology services and identify strategies to improve the current model.