The Assistive Technology Team at GLEC evaluates students with disabilities for technology supports, and gives training in assistive technology interventions for both staff and parents, if necessary.
- The Assistive Technology Specialists at GLEC are available to provide comprehensive evaluations in the areas of augmentative/ alternative communication, computer and environmental access, seating and positioning, and vision technology.
Assistive technology is any piece of equipment that allows a person with a disability to participate in daily activities. Assistive technology is available to meet the needs of individuals who need assistance with mobility, vision, hearing, activities of daily living, communication, as well as support to complete the academic activities of reading, writing, and math. Technology supports can range from low-tech solutions such as communication boards, picture schedules slant boards, and modified pencils to high-tech solutions that might include computer-based instructional strategies, speech generating devices, and motorized wheelchairs.
- The professionals at GLEC offer trainings to teams of teachers, therapists, and parents/students to address their school systems Assistive Technology needs. These trainings involve learning about specific specialized software programs, as well as Augmentative/Alternative communication systems (AAC).
Consultation and Support
- The Assistive Tehnology Team from GLEC is available as a resource for the school teams to support the specialized technology interventions. Follow-up consultation is always provided to ensure continued support to the teams as they work to meet the Assistive Technology needs of their students.
For more information or to request an assistive technology evaluation, please contact:
Bernie Pierce, EPIC Program Director
978-685-3000, ext: 122
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