Tennessee AT4Kids

Assistive Technology for Kids

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Tennessee AT4Kids provides resources and guidance for all aspects of Assistive Technology (AT) and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) assessment, implementation, and training in the educational setting.

AT Takes a Team

Are you the parent or teacher of a child who might need assistive technology? AT4Kids has the necessary resources that you'll need to educate yourself about the AT process so that you can become an informed advocate for your child or student.

Tennessee Assistive Technology Resources

The TennesseeTalks grant allows schools to receive support from assistive technology (AT) specialists working with the school teams. These specialists meet schools and students where they are – assessing the need for technology supports, connecting students with appropriate Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, and providing advice resource on adaptive equipment, communication strategies, integrating services. Communication is not just an academic area on a student’s IEP; it is an individual, fundamental right. It is essential for developing relationships, pursuing vocations, and achieving independence.

The Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology (TAAT) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization with charter members from across the state. The primary objective of the association is to offer up-to-date information and resources about AT and provide professional development opportunities for assistive technology providers and users. For over a decade, TAAT has been holding an annual conference in Franklin, Tennessee covering all aspects of AT in the educational setting, including new strategies and information, practical ideas, and the latest tools and trends in AT for use in the classroom.

Adapting Tennessee

AT Makers of Tennessee

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Tech Resources for Read-Aloud Testing

There is good news for students who must have tests read aloud (and the staff responsible for this time consuming task).  There are a growing number of software supports and apps (iOS and Android) on the market that allow for easy adaptation of tests to offer recorded or digitized speech output.  Some programs allow students […]

AAC Resources for the Classroom

I’ve learned a lot about AAC technologies over the last 15 years.  I often say that I don’t know everything, but I can probably tell you how and where to learn more.  Because I provide direct technology support and training to educational teams for many students with impaired language and communication skills, I have gathered […]

Chromebooks and Accessibility Supports

As more districts more toward the use of Chromebooks for 1:1 device use, there are always questions about how these devices can provide the accessibility supports needed by our students with physical and/or learning disabilities.  Since Chromebooks don’t allow for installation of software programs (the usual source of specialized reading/writing support), assistive tools must come […]

Google in The Classroom; Tutorial Help

I love Google and all the great things they’ve brought us to use in the classroom, but it can be overwhelming to find and learn to use what may be appropriate for your needs, especially if you’re just getting started.  I always tell my training audiences, “I can’t know everything on every topic, but I […]

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AT4Kids of Tennessee
1432 East Lee Hwy
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: (865) 458-8900
Fax: (865) 458-8626
Email: at4kidscenter@gmail.com

AT Policies

Policies and Procedures to Guide the Implementation of Assistive Technology Services Within the Special Education Setting

Mandated by federal law, school systems must now “consider” assistive technology in the planning process when addressing the academic needs of children with disabilities. Although many districts across the state of Tennessee have formally adopted policies and procedures to guide the implementation of assistive technology within their particular school system, the State Department of Education has not.

In an effort to offer guidance, Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology has created a uniform set of terms,definitions and descriptions, as well as general policies and procedures to support consistency with the use of assistive technologies in the educational setting. These policies are intended to support, not replace those adopted by individual districts.

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