Assistive Technology Teams Project
The Assistive Technology Teams Project builds capacity in assistive technology in regional school systems served through specialized training sessions.
SPED departments are invited every year to send a team to train at Region One ESC. We require a teacher of the visually impaired, a diagnostician, and a speech language pathologist. We encourage special and general education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists to be included in training sessions.
Assistive Technology teams receive training specifically to build skills within their districts. The Region One Assistive Technology Specialists will provide resources, such as presentations, devices and software to help the teams turnaround trainings within their home districts.
All of these services are directed toward building local school districts’ capacity to provide assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities.
The ultimate projected outcomes of these services are:
- To improve instruction through increasing educator knowledge of assistive technology devices and services;
- To increase student achievement through providing access to appropriate assistive technology devices and services
- To assist school districts to operate effectively and efficiently.