Appendix C – QIAT Indicator 2: Assessment

Appendix C – QIAT Indicator 2: Assessment

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QIAT #2 - Assessment

QIAT INDICATOR #2

MEDIA

DESCRIPTION OF RESOURCE

SUB-CATEGORY TARGETED

Assessment

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

Assessment

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.

3, 4, 6

Assessment

Guide

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

6

Assessment

Guide

Making It Work: Effective Implementation of Assistive Technology (2007) SET BC (Special Education Technology British Columbia). This resource package provides educators with a guide for implementing a variety of assistive technologies with students with special needs.

1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment

Guide

Quality Indicators for Assessment 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

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Guide

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

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Guide

OK Funding for AT A Guide to Solving the Funding Puzzle and Getting Assistive Technology in Oklahoma: This publication provides detailed information about the processes of how to fund assistive technology and a list of public and private funding sources.

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

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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Assessment

Web Link

WATI Assessing Student’s Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT 5th Edition): In Chapter 1: Assistive Technology Assessment, this publication provides detailed information about the AT assessment process and forms that can be used to gather information about the student.

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

Assessment

Web Link

How Do You Know It? How Can You Show It?: This publication provides information and a ‘thought process’ teams can use to gather data and evaluate the effectiveness of AT.

3, 5, 7

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Web Link

AbleData: An online resource which provides information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Web Link

AIM Center: Located in the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the AIM Center assists Oklahoma students by providing textbooks and other instructional materials in Braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Web Link

Oklahoma ABLE Tech: Oklahoma’s statewide Assistive Technology Act Program provides free, short-term loans of assistive technology.

4

Assessment

Video

Using the SETT Framework: Learn how to use Joy Zabala’s SETT Framework; Assessing students’ AT needs by considering the Student, Environments, Tasks, and Tools.

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

Assessment

Video

Assistive Technology Assessment: Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides guidelines and resources for completing the Assistive Technology Assessment as a team. You will also learn about a system of checks and balances for your school to determine how well its Assistive Technology Assessment process is working.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3r8M-lFQfs&list=PL0gW6noozmWFHWQrxHql4dSHnCcOIenjh&index=2

Assessment

Video

AT Assessment Made Easy: Oklahoma ABLE Tech recaps 2014-2015 AT Support Team Regional Training by Dr. Penny Reed. Content covers three major laws that affect AT for all students with disabilities, and the AT Assessment process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWy0hPggcBc

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

Assistive Technology 101: Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides an overview of Assistive Technology categories including definitions and types of AT students often need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nOD-XhpSAM&index=9&list=PL0gW6noozmWFHWQrxHql4dSHnCcOIenjh

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

Free to Low-Cost Assistive Technology Solutions: Made by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, this video provides information about free and low-cost AT available across many AT categories.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

AT for Visual Impairments and Blindness: Made by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, this video provides information on AT options for those who are blind or have low-vision.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

Basics of AAC: Made by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, this video provides information on AT options for those who have speech/communication impairments.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

Learning, Cognition, Development: Made by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, this video provides information on AT options for those who need AT support for Learning/Cognition/Development.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Video

Solutions for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Made by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, this video provides information on AT options for those who need AT support for hearing loss.

4

Assessment

Form

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT) Protocols: This resource includes fillable forms that can be used to determine the assistive technology needs of individual students.

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Form

WATI AT Checklist: This form is part of the full assessment manual titled, Assessing Students’ Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT). The AT Checklist is located on pages 60-63.

4

Assessment
Choosing
AT to Trial

Form

SETT Scaffold for Tool Selection: Created by Joy Zabala, Ed.D. This is one of several forms created to guide users through the process of considering, selecting and implementing assistive technology. 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.

3, 5, 7

Assessment

Tool

Communication Matrix: Communication assessment designed for individuals of all ages who function at the earliest stages of communication and who use any form of communication.

1, 2, 5, 7

Assessment

Tool

Maryland Match Up Tool: This tool enables users to match an individual’s needs with features of specific assistive technology.

1, 5

Assessment

Tool

Tech Matrix: Allows users to search for, and compare, nearly 400 technology products as well as read related research articles on the theory and practice of using technology to improve student learning.

1, 5

Assessment

Tool

Protocol for Accommodations in Reading (PAR): By Don Johnston, this resource helps determine reading accommodations for specific students by determining individual needs.

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Assessment

Tool

Written Productivity Profile: This resource helps define student needs in the area of writing and consists of three parts: handwriting/keyboarding, spelling, and writing.

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

Assessment

Tool

Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills: This resource can be used to assess the communication skills of those who are nonverbal by looking at their communicative skills in a variety of everyday situations.

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7