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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Preparing Students for PARCC

I had the pleasure of working with an outstanding group of faculty in Grainger County, TN yesterday, providing support for implementation of the Bookshare program into their curriculum and helping them prepare their students for online assessments.  Delayed or not, these tests will be heading our way and now is the time to prepare!  Staff […]

UDL and Apps in the Classroom

Life just keeps getting better for teachers looking to make accommodations in their classrooms! The use of ‘traditional’ assistive technologies involving specialized programs or devices continues to give way to mainstream commercial technologies, making classroom modifications easier and easier.  Although the advent of the iPad rocked districts (and teachers in general!) across the country for […]

PIE Conference 2014 Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for Students with Special Needs

Bookshare has always been one of my favorite resources for accessing digital content and I loved it even more after OSEP funding allowed them to offer the service for FREE to our students with disabilities.  If you’re unfamiliar with the program, feel free to look over this tutorial from my session Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for […]

Preparing for PARCC Testing

The shift toward computer delivered assessments bring a mix of emotions as we’re both excited about its potential, yet overwhelmed by the demands it places on us as educators.  With this in mind, we have begun introducing our teachers to comparable tools that they can use in the classroom now to prepare students for those […]

Switch Access Basics

Children who present with complex physical disabilities need alternative access to allow engagement with toys and/or communication systems.  Switches are not new to the world of assistive technology, but their use may be new to many teachers!  In this post, I am going to offer links to a range of printable resources that will help […]

Free Vision Support Toolbar

  I love the free accessibility tools offered by EduApps!  Although vision support options are included in the popular MyStudyBar tool, they have gone one step further and created a standalone application called MyVisBar for users with low vision. MyVisBar can be downloaded to the computer (or a USB drive for added portability) for use […]

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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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