Appendix C – QIAT Indicator 1: Consideration

Appendix C – QIAT Indicator 1: Consideration

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Professional Development Resource

Overview

Video

Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides an overview of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology website and resources to help you better understand how IEP and AT teams can use the QIAT to serve students K-12 with disabilities and their assistive technology needs.

QIAT #1 - Consideration

QIAT INDICATOR #1

MEDIA

DESCRIPTION OF RESOURCE

SUB-CATEGORY TARGETED

Consideration

Guide, Synopsis and FAQ

AT Technical Assistance Guide: Assists Oklahoma Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams in providing AT devices and services to students with disabilities as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Guide

Special Education Handbook: Oklahoma State Department of Education has developed guidance on assistive technology including definitions of devices and services, considering students’ AT needs, assessing students’ AT needs, and including AT in the IEP.

1, 3, 5, 7

Consideration

Guide

Special Education Process Guide: Provides guidance for including assistive technology into the IEP.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Guide

Assistive Technology Consideration Resource Guide: Created by the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology. This document provides a framework for identifying relevant tasks within instructional areas as well as appropriate accommodations, modifications, and technology solutions.

2, 5, 6

Consideration

Guide

Quality Indicators for Consideration of Assistive Technology Needs: This is one of 8 quality indicators included in the resources available from The QIAT Consortium.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Guide

Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology 3rd Edition: Created by Gayl Bowser and Penny Reed. This manual guides IEP teams in considering, assessing, implementing, and transitioning AT for students.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Module

Assistive Technology Internet Modules - Using the WATI Assessment Process: This online learning module focuses on the WATI AT assessment process which is based on the steps of (a) information gathering, (b) decision-making, and (c) trial use. It is designed for use for professional development, higher education courses, and independent study and was developed collaboratively by Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Texas Assistive Technology Network.
Note! You’ll need to create a login to access the information but it’s FREE. The section “Using the WATI Assessment Process” is found in the Module Navigator.

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Consideration

Video

Considering the Need for AT in the IEP: Oklahoma ABLE Tech discusses the importance of considering AT for all students on an individualized education program (IEP) including IEP team questions to ask to help in the consideration process.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Video
and
Weblink

Free to Low-Cost AT Solutions: Oklahoma ABLE Tech explores free to low-cost assistive technology solutions. Categories featured include reading, vision, hearing, handwriting/keyboarding, composition, and communication. All solutions are $50 or less.

The first link below goes directly to YouTube. The second link goes to the AT Discovery page of ABLE Tech's website and includes, among other information, no-tech and low-tech solutions.

YouTube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrIVLCdwSYI&feature=youtu.be&list=PL0gW6noozmWFHWQrxHql4dSHnCcOIenjh

ABLE Tech's AT Discovery Resource
https://www.okabletech.org/at-discovery/

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Consideration

Webinars

AT Discovery Webinar Series: Each webinar focuses on an AT Category, and includes a case study to assist schools with determining appropriate AT for students with disabilities.

3, 6

Consideration

Webinar & PowerPoint

Continuing QIAT Conversations - Consideration of AT Needs: Joan Breslin-Larson talks about processes and resources to help teams consider students’ needs regarding AT.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Webinar & PowerPoint

AT Consideration Made Easy: Dr. Penny Reed guides you through all seven quality indicators in Consideration of AT needs for students.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Consideration

Form

AT Consideration Checklist Created by the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology: Form to help teams discuss each student’s needs, abilities, and difficulties as well as environments and barriers to success.

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Consideration

Form

SETT (Student, Environments, Tasks, and Tools) Scaffold for Consideration of AT Needs Created by Joy Zabala, Ed.D.: This is one of several forms available to guide users through the process of considering, selecting, and implementing AT. The forms are intended to be examples and can be adapted and changed to meet the needs of the people who are using them as long as credits to the original source are maintained.

5

Consideration

Form

WATI AT Consideration Guide: This form is part of the full assessment manual titled, “Assessing Students’ Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT).” The AT Consideration Guide is located on pages 7-10.

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Consideration

Form

Big East Educational Cooperative Assistive Technology Consideration Checklist: This checklist is intended to be used by an IEP Team or Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) to determine whether or not a student may benefit from the use of assistive technology.

5, 6