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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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AT Consideration for Students: Driven by Marketing or SETT?

Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

It's a fact that some fine AT products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, AbleNet, and others may be what parents have heard of and are asking for, but if that is the starting point for discussion, the student may not receive the best AT.

The SETT process starts with the student, to identify functional limitations that are hindering their progress. It examines the resources and requirements of the student's environment and gets specific about the tasks the student needs to do. It focuses on tool features, and finding those features in the most immediately available tools possible. It advocates a search for tools, services, and supports needed to meet the identified areas of need, along with a prioritization process. The SETT process may be revisited every time there are significant changes in the student, the environment, and/or the tasks that need to be accomplished.
Jennifer McDonald-Peltier has been working with the disability community for 20 years. She has been an Assistive Technology Specialist with the Center for Accessible Technology in Berkeley, CA, for the past 13 years. She has a Masters in Special Education and is RESNA certified. She presents at industry conferences and is very creative in how she uses assistive technology.

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