Assistive Technology

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    The Inclusion in Texas network is collaborating with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to sponsor a statewide partnership to FREE online professional development. Educators and families across Texas will have access to 60+ online assistive technology courses to enhance student accessibility during remote instruction. Select courses also have designated CEU credit from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

     

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  • Region 19 provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance for districts and charter schools in the area of Assistive Technology. Professional development opportunities include:

    District Assistive Technology Team Training in Evaluation and Implementation
    District Assistive Technology Network 
    Customized and open enrollment training which include but not limited to:    

    • Accessible Instructional Materials
    • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
    • Computer access
    • Consideration of AT in the IEP
    • Device or software specific trainings
    • Educational applications
    • Environmental access
    • Implementation of AT in the school setting
    • Reading & Writing accommodations
    • Transitioning for AT users
    • Executive Function using Technology
    • Google Chrome Extensions and Applications
    • iPad and Android Apps
    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    Assistive Technology and Resource Center (ATRC)

    ESC-Region 19 maintains a lending library/resource center that contains Assistive Technology tools and technologies that is available to school district personnel for trial with students who have special needs and qualify for 504/Special Education services.  Items are specific to academic access, speech generating devices, switches, mounts, software, and other items which may be checked out for 6 week trials.

    Various assessments, books, and other materials are maintained in the ATRC to assist school staff in helping students to make academic achievement, while various books and materials are also available for professional continued learning.

     

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    Norma Perez

    Norma Perez

    ATRC Librarian

    nmperez@esc19.net

    (915) 780-5348