The following announcement comes from the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)…
CTD has created an Assistive Technology Module for Personnel Preparation Programs in participating colleges and universities and is now making it available to all educators and trainers interested in a “ resource package”. The resources can be downloaded and copied or distributed electronically at this unique link.
According to the announcement, the materials in this module will help students in teacher preparation programs:
- Understand the basic concepts underlying the use of assistive technology.
- Become familiar with the words and terms associated with AT.
- Understand your role as a teacher in helping to identify and integrate the use of appropriate AT
in your classroom.
- Learn about the laws governing AT in public schools.
- Participate as a knowledgeable professional in the IEP teams to which you will be assigned.
- Become a role model, peer mentor, and school leader in the use of AT.
- Change the lives of students with physical, sensory, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral disabilities.
In the same announcement, CTD offered another printed (PDF) resource entitled, Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Examples Designed to Help Teachers and Other School Personnel. This resource provides several case studies and offers discussion group questions for students in teacher preparation programs to use to help identify appropriate assistive technology devices and services.