Assistive Technology for Alternate Assessment and Evidence-Based Practice

Here are the handouts from the station and presentation that addresses ways to use technology for ongoing accessible diagnostic and prescriptive curriculum planning and alternate assessment. The tools used are Stages Assessment software and Stages Report Wizard. In addition, Stages Math: Number Sense is an example of general education curriculum software that has been designed for Universal access and provides scaffolds for differentiated instruction.

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As promised, we include a link to the book by Therese Willkomm about using tools and materials to adapt many items for people with disabilities. These included battery operated toys for children at the cause & effect stage and are particularly useful for those who need very concrete activities to understand the concept. Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Have a great time creating!

Jane Ricard, M.S.Ed.
Instructional/Assistive Technology Specialist
FLLAC Educational Collaborative
44 Wanoosnoc Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-345-5250 x20

Deb Larsson, M.S. Ed.
Special Education and Assistive Technology
ACCEPT Collaborative
220 N. Main St., Suite 201,
Natick, MA 01760