Assistive Technology

  • Our assistive technology services include training and supporting district teams in the selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology devices to provide students with disabilities the means to successfully access the general education curriculum and to meet their educational goals. We also have an Assistive Technology Lending Library for district teams to borrow equipment for a trial period. The main areas of assistive technology covered by the team are: augmentative communication, writing tools, computer access, adapted switches, environmental controls, and access to technology for individuals with visual impairments.
     
    If you are looking for assistance for a student with hearing impairment, please contact our Hearing Department.
     
    Federal Definition from IDEA
    • Assistive Technology Device: any item that is used to “increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability” (IDEA ‘97, Section 602)
    • Assistive Technology Services: any service that “directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device”
    • Update to IDEA 2006 – “The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.”


    Documents for assistive technology


     Delaware County IU Assistive Technology Lending Library


    Funding Resources
     
    Trainings
    If you are interested in a particular training related to assistive technology, please contact one of the IU AT Consultants.
    Rebecca Kelly – rkelly@dciu.org
    Trish Wolf – twolf@dciu.org
    Nora Connell – nconnell@dciu.org  
     

DCIU Assistive Technology

  • POWER AAC Pilot

    Posted by Rebecca Kelly on 9/15/2015 1:00:00 PM

     

    POWER:AAC classrooms have educational teams who have learned to

    • practice powerful communication PARTNER skills and
    • create powerful communication OPPORTUNITIES. 
    • In their classrooms, they implement power WORDS in social and instructional contexts. 
    • they (4) continually utilize EVIDENCE in decision making about AAC systems and supports; and 
    • they create, implement, and share powerful RESOURCES.    

     

    ***COMING SOON: Information to come soon on availability of online module.***

     

     

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