Resources for AT Consideration
There is a wide variety of tools and items that can be assistive technology for a given student and new ones are constantly being developed. It is useful to have a way to organize your thinking about potential tools and a few resources to turn to when you want to consider them. Here are some good ones.
- AT Consideration Resource Guide from the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT)-The GPAT AT Resource Guide can be found under Consideration Documents on their website. It was updated in 2014 and is arranged according to the task for which the AT is useful. On each page of the GPAT AT Resource Guide tools are further organized under Standard Classroom Materials, Accommodations and Modifications, and Assistive Technology. Presenting the tools in this manner is very useful for helping classroom teachers develop their understanding of how AT tools fit into the “big picture” of classroom instruction and management.
- AT Continuums from the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI)-This list of potential AT tools was updated in 2017. WATI AT Continuums 2017 is a very comprehensive list of AT tools arranged by the task for which their are used.
- AT Classroom blog-Glenda Hampton Anderson’s blog is full of useful, easily understood information about AT. She includes information on a variety of technology tools arranged under tabs for: writing, reading, math, accessibility, visual supports, AAC, switches, tables, and general AT. http://atclassroom.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
- Assistive technology on Pinterest-Rather than a direct link to a specific page or item, our suggestion is that you join Pinterest and search using “Assistive Technology”. There are many helpful posts at https://www.pinterest.com However, it can get overwhelming, so if you are new to AT, start with either the GPAT AT Resource Guide or the WATI AT Continuums above.
- Sample district AT procedure. This SampleDistATProcedure is one-page document that guides teams initial AT discussions.