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  1. Northeast Tennessee Assistive Technology Cooperative Presents An Analysis of Assistive Technology Team Evaluations Lori Marks, Ph. D. Marci McMurray, M. Ed. Melanie Young, M. Ed. Cynthia Hales, M. Ed.

  2. Local Education Areas Served by the NET-AT Cooperative 16 LEAs in the First Tennessee Region Bristol City Carter County Cocke County Elizabethton City Grainger County Greene County Greeneville City Hamblen County Hancock County Hawkins County Johnson City Johnson County Kingsport City Sullivan County Washington County Unicoi County TED/TAM 2005

  3. The NET-AT Cooperative is supported by the following sources: • Special Education Departments from First Tennessee Region School Systems • Tennessee Department of Education, Assistive Technology Service Centers Program • East Tennessee State University TED/TAM 2005

  4. Services • Develop and maintain transdisciplinary assistive technology teams • Assist LEAs in conducting assistive technology evaluations • Suggest appropriate technology to meet IEP goals • Recommend instructional modifications and accommodations TED/TAM 2005

  5. Services • Support the development of AT resources within schools • Identify AT needs • Provide professional development in AT • Provide an AT lending library TED/TAM 2005

  6. Technical Assistance Instructor (TAI) Services • Assemble an assistive technology evaluation team • Collaborate with NET-AT Team Leaders on an assistive technology evaluation and written report • Consult with classroom educators • Provide the transdisciplinary education team with ideas for incorporating assistive technology into daily instruction. • Provide one-on-one instruction/assistance in the use of a device or software to a teacher, teaching assistant, parent, child, or other involved personnel. TED/TAM 2005

  7. Technical Assistance Instructor (TAI) Services • Assist in researching devices and software to meet individual student needs • Follow-up on evaluation recommendations • Provide professional development workshops to teachers, assistants, related service professionals, and parents within the school system • Maintain the NET-AT Cooperative Lending Library TED/TAM 2005

  8. The NET-AT Cooperative Assistive Technology Teams • AT team leaders in each participating NET-AT school system • The NET-AT Cooperative Director • Technical Assistance Instructor TED/TAM 2005

  9. Process of Evaluation • Referral • Submit a completed NET-AT Protocol Packet to the TAI • Initial Referral for AT Evaluation • Parent Survey • Written Parent Consent for AT Screening and Evaluation • Copy of current IEP, psychological and applicable medical reports • Copy of current screenings or assessments from related services personnel TED/TAM 2005

  10. Process of Evaluation • TAI conducts pre-intervention observation • AT team conducts evaluation • AT team composes written report • LEA team leader presents considerations at IEP team meeting • IEP is implemented • Follow-up • 6 months • 12 months • As needed TED/TAM 2005

  11. Purpose of Study • To determine qualifications of AT team members • To identify assistive technology frequently recommended to meet the needs of students based on disability and area of need TED/TAM 2005

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  15. Autism Blind Deaf/Blind Developmental Delay Emotional disturbance Hearing Impaired Intellectually gifted Language Impairment Mental Retardation Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other-Functional Delayed Other Health Impairments Specific Learning Disability Speech Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Visual Impairment Disability Categories of Students Assessed TED/TAM 2005

  16. TED/TAM 2005

  17. Areas of Need • Communication • Functional Skills • Academic Skills • Written Expression • Reading • Math • Computer Access • Handwriting • Universal Access TED/TAM 2005

  18. Grade Levels • Preschool (3 – 5) • Elementary (K-5th) • Middle School (6th-8th) • High School (9th – 12th +) TED/TAM 2005

  19. Educational Settings • Full Inclusion • Resource • Extended Resource • Self-contained • Homebound TED/TAM 2005

  20. AT RecommendationCategories • Software • General Classroom Accommodations/ Modifications • Low Tech Tools • Devices/Equipment • Training to School Personnel • Services to Student TED/TAM 2005

  21. AT Recommendation Data from 173 Records Analyzed Categories • Multiple Disabilities (slides 22 – 35) • Autism (slides 36 – 45) • Orthopedic Impairment (slides 46 – 59) • Specific Learning Disability (slides 60 – 72) TED/TAM 2005

  22. Multiple DisabilitiesTop 5 Recommendations 20 – Picture Communication Symbol (Software) 19 – Cause and Effect (Software) 18 – Computer Switch Interface (Device) 14 – Single Message Voice Output (Device) 13 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication TED/TAM 2005

  23. Multiple Disabilities CommunicationSoftware 19 – Picture Communication Symbol 18 – Cause and Effect 10 – Multimedia 9 – Academic Software 2 – Electronic Books 1 – Keyboarding 1 – Talking Word Processor 1 – Speech Generated Communication 1 – On-Screen Keyboard TED/TAM 2005

  24. Multiple DisabilitiesCommunicationGeneral Classroom Accommodations 1 – Extended Time 1 – Study Skills TED/TAM 2005

  25. Multiple DisabilitiesCommunicationLow Tech Tools 12 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 5 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication 4 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations 1 – Handwriting Aids TED/TAM 2005

  26. 18 – Computer Switch Interface 17 – Switch 13 – Single Message Voice Output Device 12 – Multisensory Reinforcer 5 – Battery Interrupter 4 – Switch and Latch Timer 4 – Device Mounting System 2 – Videotapes Disability Specific 2 – Dynamic Screen Speech Generated Communication Device Multiple DisabilitiesCommunicationDevices/Equipment TED/TAM 2005

  27. Multiple DisabilitiesCommunicationDevices/Equipment 2 – Keyguard 2 – Environmental Control Unit 1 – Portable Word Processor 1 – Printer 1 – Headphones 1 – Electronic Dictionary/Thesaurus/Spell Checker 1 – Electronic Dictionary/Thesaurus/Spell Checker with Voice Output TED/TAM 2005

  28. Multiple DisabilitiesFunctional SkillsSoftware 1 – Multimedia 4 – Cause and Effect 3 – Picture Communication Symbol 2 – Academic Software 1 – Talking Word Processor 1 – Enhanced Cursor 1 – Mouse Training Software TED/TAM 2005

  29. Multiple DisabilitiesFunctional SkillsGeneral Classroom Accommodations 1 – Extended Time TED/TAM 2005

  30. Multiple DisabilitiesFunctional SkillsLow Tech Tools 3 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 2 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication 1 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations TED/TAM 2005

  31. Multiple DisabilitiesFunctional SkillsDevices/Equipment 6 – Single Message Voice Output Deice 4 – Computer Switch Interface 4 – Switch 4 – Multisensory Device 3 – Latch and Timer 3 – Battery Interrupter 1 – Disability Specific Accessible Furniture 1 – Environmental Control Unit TED/TAM 2005

  32. Multiple DisabilitiesAcademic SkillsSoftware 5 – Academic Software 4 – Picture Communication Symbol 3 – Talking Word Processor 2 – Multimedia 2 – Keyboarding 2 – Word Prediction 2 – Cause and Effect 1 – Electronic Books TED/TAM 2005

  33. Multiple DisabilitiesAcademic SkillsGeneral Classroom Accommodations 1 – Extended Time TED/TAM 2005

  34. Multiple DisabilitiesAcademic SkillsLow Tech Tools 3 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 1 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication 1 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations TED/TAM 2005

  35. Multiple DisabilitiesAcademic SkillsDevices/Equipment 2 – Switch 2 – Computer Switch Interface 1 – Single Message Voice Output Device 1 – Videotapes Disability Specific 1 – Disability Specific Furniture 1 – Monitor Glare Screen 1 – Device Mounting System TED/TAM 2005

  36. AutismTop 5 Recommendations 12 – Academic (Software) 9 – Picture Communication Symbol (Software) 8 – Talking Word Processor (Device) 7 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication 7 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 7 – Keyboarding (Software) TED/TAM 2005

  37. Autism CommunicationSoftware 9 – Picture Communication Symbol 8 – Academic Software 6 – Talking Word Processor 5 – Multimedia 3 – Cause and Effect 3 – Keyboarding 1 – Text Reader 1 – Speech Generated Communication 1 – Word Predication TED/TAM 2005

  38. Autism CommunicationSoftware 3 – Academic Software 3 – Keyboarding 3 – Talking Word Processor 1 – Text Reader 1 – Electronic Books 1 – Multimedia TED/TAM 2005

  39. Autism CommunicationLow Tech Tools 7 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 6 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication 5 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations 1 – Handwriting Aids TED/TAM 2005

  40. Autism CommunicationDevices/Equipment 3 – Dynamic Screen Speech Generated Communication Device 2 – Switch 2 – Computer Switch Interface 2 – Timer 1 – Headphones 1 – Battery Interrupter 1 – Multisensory Reinforcer 1 – Environmental Control Unit TED/TAM 2005

  41. Autism Academic SkillsDevices/Equipment 2 – Timer 1 – Slantboard 1 – Multisensory Reinforcer 1 – Calculator 1 – Dynamic Screen Speech Generated Communication Device TED/TAM 2005

  42. Autism Academic SkillsDevices/Equipment 1 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations 1 – Low Tech Strategies for Receptive Communication TED/TAM 2005

  43. Autism HandwritingSoftware 3 – Keyboarding 3 – Academic Software 3 – Talking Word Processor 2 – Text Reader 2 – Picture Communication Symbol 1 – Word Prediction 1 – Multimedia 1 – Speech Generated Communication TED/TAM 2005

  44. Autism HandwritingLow Tech Tools 3 – Low Tech Instructional Adaptations 2 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication 1 – Handwriting Aids TED/TAM 2005

  45. Autism HandwritingDevices/Equipment 2 – Timer 1 – Multisensory Reinforcer 1 – Slantboard 1 – Dynamic Screen Speech Generated Communication Device TED/TAM 2005

  46. Orthopedic Impairment Top 5 Recommendations 6 – Word Prediction (Software) 5 – Academic (Software) 5 – Switch (Device) 4 – Computer Switch Interface (Device) 4 – Portable Word Processor (Device) TED/TAM 2005

  47. Orthopedic Impairment CommunicationSoftware 3 – Picture Communication Symbol 2 – Academic Software 2 – Talking Word Processor 2 – Word Prediction 2 – Cause and Effect 1 – Multimedia 1 – Speech Generated Communication 1 – Keyboarding 1 – Enhanced Cursor 1 – On-Screen Keyboard TED/TAM 2005

  48. Orthopedic Impairment CommunicationGeneral Classroom Accommodations No recommendations made in this area. TED/TAM 2005

  49. Orthopedic Impairment CommunicationLow Tech Tools 2 – Visual Representation System for Expressive Communication TED/TAM 2005

  50. 4 – Switch 3 – Computer Switch Interface 2 – Voice Output Device Multiple Messages with Levels and Scanning 2 – Battery Interrupter 2 – Multisensory Reinforcer 1 – Device Mounting System Orthopedic Impairment CommunicationDevices/Equipment TED/TAM 2005