Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bringing Assistive Technology To The Front of Education For 21st Century Special Education Learners

It is a challenge in getting teachers and administrators on board about providing access to the curriculum for all learners.
Funding for programmatic equipment (assistive technology) is being put aside in today's world for hygiene needs. Our principals are being forced to use funding for their students hygiene needs. How can students gain access to today's communication/writing devices without giving principals the funding to get it in the classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to use assistive technology programmatically first before asking for an assistive technology evaluation. I believe this is good in order to make sure the student gets the right device to access communication and the curriculum. Does anyone have any ideas how we can gain the attention of the administration and provide evidance to support our findings to get assistive technology tools to our students?