AT Support Team Workshops

Oklahoma ABLE Tech workshops are designed for educators, related service providers, and administrators needing a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) 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 (AT) to students in schools.

Each participant must register separately.

A top-down view of an in-person workshop. Low-tech AT is visible on the table in the foreground, and participants are spread around the u-shaped room listening to Allyson present from the podium.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech - Spring 2024 Workshop Series

Part 1 - Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

January 18, 2024 - via Zoom
8:00 - 10:30 am CDT

Part 2 -
Gathering Information and Trialing Devices

February 15, 2024 - Hybrid*
In Person: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm CDT
Zoom: 8:00 - 11:20 am CDT

No CEUs will be offered for this Zoom session.

Part 3 - AT in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation

March 28, 2024 - via Zoom
8:00 - 10:30 am CDT

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Units will be offered to 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 contacting us at 800-257-1705 or abletech@okstate.edu.

Speaker Disclosures: Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Josh Hawkins, Averie Hinchey, Allyson Robinson, Louise Ruleford, and Amy Woods

Financial Disclosure: For the speakers above, no relevant financial relationship exists. Oklahoma ABLE Tech receives a profit from vending iPads, apps, and cases as speech-generating devices to SoonerCare Members on behalf of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

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.


Digital Documents

Part 1  – Consideration of Assistive Technology  

Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Prerequisite: none

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the consideration of AT for all students with disabilities.
  2. Summarize what the law says about AT Consideration.
  3. List potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.

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.

Watch the video below featuring Dr. Gretchen Cole-Lade to learn more about common errors in AT consideration and how attending this workshop can help you start correcting them!

Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices   

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

Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 1 - Consideration Workshop

Learning Outcomes

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

Part 3 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation 

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

Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices Workshop

Learning Outcomes

  1. Tell how to write AT in the IEP
  2. Summarize AT Implementation process
  3. Compare and contrast AT across disabilities
  4. Identify funding resources for AT acquisition

Funding Assistive Technology (AT) for Students with Disabilities

Participants will learn about resources and grant-writing tips for securing funding for needed assistive technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) for students. Participants will practice matching students to funding options as well as practice grant writing in the workshop. Guidance for planning and budgeting for AT/AEM will be shared as well as sample AT plans so that schools can plan to support the provision of needed AT to students with disabilities.

Pre-requisite: None

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding for how to incorporate AT/AEM into grant applications.
  2. Apply information learned to select, plan, and write strong grant applications.
  3. Develop a list of grantors and grant resources.

Funding Workshop Downloads