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Online Resources for the AT Provider--Closing the Gap 2008 Presentation

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Finding resources as an AT provider can mean searching through the maze of materials on the World Wide Web!


Our goal today is to help put you on a clear path to tools you can use to support your work in the field of Assistive Technology


Beth Poss, M.A., CCC/SLP,           

Speech/Language Pathologist

Assistive Technology Consultant

Johns Hopkins University


Jeanne Dwyer

Coordinator of Assistive Technology

Johns Hopkins University

Center for Technology in Education




What's There






AT Cycle

Developed at Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education, the AT Cycle includes four iterative phases—

·         Consider AT

·         Choose and Trial AT

·         Implement AT

·         Monitor Progress

AT Toolkit

AT Wizard

Readings and Research

"Hear What the Experts Have to Say"

Hot Topics in Policy and Practice

MATNOnline Wiki



Collaborative information on:

How To AT/Tutorials

AT Resources

·         Websites and Links

Web 2.0 to Support Student Achievement

·         Tips and Strategies for Using Web 2.0 Tools  

UDL Toolkits

·         Lesson Plans

·         Links to Resources



Much, much more!

Add your resources and share with the AT Community!


Beth and Jeanne's Picks for the Best on the Web




Topics/Resources Available



Podcasts on a variety of AT Topics (also downloadable in iTunes) or listen and subscribe here

All Together

A collaborative blog led by Sam Sennott focusing on

AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

Assistive Technology Training Online Project This project out of the University of Buffalo has consise resources on vocabulary selection for AAC, and use of low tech tools, amoung other things.


UDL Book Builder, UDL Editions, Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age, UDL Guidelines

Discovery Education

Downloadable or streaming videos, photos, lesson plans, online quizzes, and much more.  Free trial available.


Software Quick Guides, Strategies for Implementing UDL,  Self-Guided Tutorials


AT Considerations, AT Toolkit, Video, Case Studies

MATNonline wiki

You are in this wiki right now, but there are lots of resources beyond this page!  Check out the UDL Toolkits, Web 2.0 Tools to Support Student Achievement, and How To for AT  

National Assistive Technology Research Institute

Downloadable Assistive Technology Planner, Conference Presentation Notes, Findings on Research on Assistive Technology

OSEP Toolkit for Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning


Sign up for QIAT Listserve, Administrator Guide to Effective Technology Leadership, QIAT Matrices, QIAT Indicators

Teaching Every Student

 Karen Janowski's blog focuses on Web 2.0 tools, UDL strategies, and other tools and strategies for students with disabilities, with a focus on High Incidence needs.  Check out her popular Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

 Kate Ahren's blog highlights tools that she uses with her students who have multiple disabilities.  She also uses her blog as a way to fundraise for equipment for her classroom!

UNC--Charlotte General Curriculum Project--Adapted Books

Secondary Level Adapted Books (in WWS), including Because of Winn Dixie, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and The Pearl, and Macbeth


Web 2.0 Application, Organization Tool, house links to favorite pages




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