Our EdAT specialist works with students, teachers, and parents to provide both initial training as well as on- going support.
Successful accommodation requires appropriate integration both onto classroom curriculum and home use. On-going collaboration between all relevant parties is essential to support the EdAT user.
Meet with Educational Assistive Technology Specialist for a half-hour consultation
Complete EdAt evaluation (6hours) with report including meetings with parents, students, and teacher(s)
- Software Training and Support
Software training for students and parents offered both on & off-site.
Call (714) 244-4640 ext. 252 to schedule a consultation with our EdAT Specialist.
Our Educational Assistive Technology Program has already garnered much attention from several news outlets including the Orange County Register, Teach & Learning Magazine, and the Don Johnston Blog.
Definition of Assistive Technology (AT)
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Assistive Technology (AT) is "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Educational Assistive Technology (EdAT)
AT addresses a broad range of disabilities, however Educational Assistive Technology focuses on supporting the educational needs of individuals with learning differences. EdAT accommodations is driven by the curriculum goals for the individual. By reducing or eliminating barriers to participation in the curriculum, students with disabilities are more fully able to have the same educational experience as other children not needing accommodations.
EdAT accommodations maybe as low-tech as a ruler used to help aid a reader with visual tracking difficulties or as complex as text-to-speech software that allows printed materials to be scanned into a computer to be both displayed & read aloud.
Examples of EdAT software:
Word Prediction helps with the barrier of spelling. Facilitates expression, auditory support, phonetic spelling, while reducing the number of key strokes.
Graphic writing organizers: For students who can generate ideas and thoughts, but have trouble organizing them on paper.
Text To Speech is for students who struggle accessing the content of printed material, the text to speech program provides support by reading aloud digitalized text.
Talking Word Processor gives multi-model support by providing individuals with auditory feedback as words and sentences are composed.
Voice Recognition software requires self-awareness along with verbal and intellectual discipline, but can a serve as alternative to handwritten and typed expression.
Math Expression Programs provides individuals with poor handwriting the ability to produce neat math expression.