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Assistive Technology

 

 

 

 

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.     

                                                                                     ~John Dewey

 

 

 

 

  

 

Assistive Technology is any device or service that improves or maintains the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

   

 

Jefferson County Schools Assistive Technology team strives to enable students with disabilities to achieve by providing them access to assistive technology devices

and/or services needed in order to progress in their educational programs.

    

 

Types of Assistive Technology

Low Tech Examples (not all inclusive & subject to evaluation)

  • Electric scissors Magnetic board/letters

  • Loop scissors Colored acetate

  • Velcro Adapted utensils

  • Seating Book stand

  • Highlighted Keyboard Wrist rest

  • Highlighters Headpointer

  • PVC pipe Post-it notes

  • Pillows Stickers

  • Writing utensils Chair with arms

  • Pencil grips Weights

  • Modified paper Weighted vests

Mid/High Tech Examples (not all inclusive & subject to evaluation)

  • Adapted play equipment Talking calculator

  • Tape recorder Hand-held note taker

  • NCR paper Books on tape

  • Magnifiers Franklin dictionary/speller

  • Switches Switch toys

  • Communication board Schedules

  • Adapted books Personal FM Systems

  • Braille writer Slate & stylus

  • Scooter boards Walkers

  • Outdoor adaptations Ramps

  • Lifts Alpha smart

  • Straps Trays

  • Seat belts Toilet seats

  • Big Mac Head phone

Computers (not all inclusive & subject to evaluation)

  • Lap tops PC

  • Adapted keyboard Large monitor

  • Printer Scanner

  • Screen magnification Braille embosser

  • Touch Screen Intellikeys

  • Track balls Joy stick

  • Mouse alternatives Keyboard guards

  • Mounting devices Speech recognition software

     

 

 

Referral/Evaluation Process

To refer a student for an Assistive Technology evaluation, contact one of the team members listed below or call Exceptional Children Services at 865-397-7024.

 

Contacts:

 

Leanne Gregg, Physical Therapist

 

 

Julie Ennis, Occupational Therapist (jennis@jcboe.net)

 

 

Vera Reneau, Speech Pathologist (reneauv@jcboe.net)

 

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