A.T. Support Team Workshops

A.T. Support Team Workshops

teachers at workshop bannerABLE Tech workshops are designed for educators, related service providers, and administrators needing a wide range of Assistive Technology (A.T.) knowledge, providing standards-based training, hands-on practice, and dynamic coaching for the novice up to the expert.

These FREE sessions will take participants from theory to practice with hands-on activities to learn the steps for providing Assistive Technology (A.T.) to students in schools. The lineup will include a 3-part series of training sessions offered in a ZOOM virtual format this Fall 2021 and also in the Spring 2022 school semester.

Each participant must register separately.

Fall 2021 Series

Part 1 - Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices

Part 3 - AT in the IEP and Implementation

Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.s) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. School districts are invited to form "AT Support Teams" which include administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers to attend the workshops together.

Accommodation Requests:
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing abletech@okstate.edu.

Speaker Disclosures: Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Linda Jaco, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, and Amy Woods
Financial Disclosure: For the speakers above, no relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any speakers above.

Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found with this link.

[Part 1 of 3]

Part 1  – Consideration of Assistive Technology  

Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (A.T.) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to A.T. consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Prerequisite: none

Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the consideration of A.T. for all students with disabilities.
2. Summarize what the law says about A.T. Consideration.
3. List potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.

Session Details:
8:00 a.m. Intro/Law of A.T. Consideration
8:20 a.m. What is A.T.? What is Q.I.A.T.?
8:50 a.m. A.T. Consideration
9:50 a.m. Low-tech Activity/Make n Take/Q&A
10:00 a.m. Adjourn

2.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA.
This program is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for the number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Part 1 - Downloads

Part 1 - Agenda (pdf) Part 1 - Special Factors Support (pdf) Part 1 - AT Consideration Presentation (pdf)
Part 1 - BEEC- AT guide (pdf)    


[Part 2 of 3 Workshops]

Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices   

Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an Assistive Technology (A.T.) Assessment and the procedure for borrowing A.T. to trial with students. Educators will be provided the opportunity of making low-tech A.T. help students with classroom tasks. Handouts will be posted on this webpage before the training date.

Pre-requisite: A.T. Assessment Part 1 - Consideration

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the steps to conduct an A.T. Assessment.
2. Describe how to borrow A.T. for a trial.
3. Apply the steps of an A.T. Assessment with a student.

Session Details:
8:00 a.m. Intro/Law of A.T. Assessment
8:40 a.m. A.T. Assessment Steps 1-3
9:10 a.m. A.T. Assessment Step 4
10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. A.T. Assessment Step 4 Continued
11:20 a.m. Break / Lunch
12:20 p.m. A.T. Assessment Step 5
1:05 p.m. Best Practices for A.T. Assessment and Operational Procedures
1:50 p.m. Make ‘n Takes
2:15 p.m. Adjourn

5.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA.
This program is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Part 2 - Downloads

Part 2  - Agenda (PDF) WATI Observation Guide (PDF) Zabala SETT Data Tool  (PDF)
Part 2 -Workshop Presentation (PDF) WATI Decision Guide (PDF) QIAT Assessment Planner (PDF)
Zabala SETT Data Gathering (PDF)    


[Part 3 of 3 Workshops]

Part 3 - Assistive Technology (A.T.) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation 

Participants will learn how to write A.T. in the IEP, summarize the A.T. Implementation process, compare and contrast A.T. across disabilities, and identify A.T. funding resources. The session will offer educators opportunities to see devices.

Pre-requisite: A.T. Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices.

Learning Outcomes
1. Tell how to write A.T. in the IEP
2. Summarize A.T. Implementation process
3. Compare and Contrast A.T. across disabilities
4. Identify funding resources for A.T. acquisition

Session Details
8:00 a.m. Intro/A.T. Assessment Step 5 – A.T. Acquisition and Funding
8:55 a.m. A.T. in the IEP
9:35 a.m. Best Practices and Operational Procedures A.T. in the IEP
9:50 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Step 6 – Implementing the Device
10:45 a.m. Best Practices and Operational Procedures for A.T. Implementation
11:00 a.m. Comments / Q&A / Polls
11:15 a.m. Break
12:15 p.m. A.T. Demonstrations by Category
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

5.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA.
This program is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Part 3 - Downloads

Part 3 - Agenda (PDF) Part 3 - Workshop Presentation (PDF) ASHA CE Participant Form (PDF)
Implementation Practice Handout (PDF) IEP Practice Worksheet (PDF)  

Travel and Substitute Teacher Expense Reimbursement Available!

ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops are FREE thanks to a partnership between the State Department of Education (OSDE) and ABLE Tech, plus OSDE may reimburse your district for paying substitute teachers and other travel-related expenses for you to attend this workshop.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval to use Project 613 Funds by submitting a request through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On. Information needed for the request includes the training title and date, names and titles of staff members attending, and estimated costs for substitutes and travel expenses. After the training, districts must submit a computer-generated Expenditure Summary and Detail Report and supporting documentation through the GMS. For questions, please contact one of the following:

Carole Tomlin
carole.tomlin@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-2335
Janet Felton
janet.felton@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-3587
Karen Howard
karen.howard@sde.ok.gov   | 405-522-1578
Ashlee Henson
ashlee.henson@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-4857

Accommodation Requests:

Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing abletech@okstate.edu

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