In-Service AT Training: Time Has Come TodayBy Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) Newsletter,
Publication Date: October 2006
Article focuses on the importance of assistive technology (AT) training by school districts that purchase AT. The author contends that many districts fail to take advantage of in-service training opportunities, which often leads to underutilization of AT. The author suggests that trainers can hold training sessions before or after school hours, or during the summer when teachers have more free time and are willing to spend time in AT training sessions. Districts can import substitute teachers to fill in if sessions must be conducted during school hours. The experiences of an AT trainer who works at Cooperative Educational Services’ Regional Assistive Technology Center in Trumbull, Connecticut are discussed, as the organization provides technical assistance, evaluation services, and professional development to more than 150 schools.
Published by: Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) (Website:http://www.fctd.info)
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