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Creating School Based Assistive Technology Teams in Rural States: An Inservice Training Model PROCEEDINGS

CSUN 1998 Conference,


This paper describes an inservice training program, developed collaboratively by the Idaho Assistive Technology Project and the Idaho State Department of Education, that is designed to increase the expertise of Idaho's special educators in the area of assistive technology. The lack of training Idaho's special educators have had in assistive technology and the need for training is discussed. Eleven school districts are participating in the training. The school districts have training teams that consist of special and regular educators, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, special and regular education administrators, and parents. The training uses self-administered training modules that include floppy discs, CD-ROMS, video tapes, worksheet packets, and a final test on a computer disc. In addition to the training modules, participating districts are provided with kits consisting of several pieces of assistive technology. The training model has been found to provide an effective and efficient method of training special education personnel in how to select, acquire, and use assistive technology with students with disabilities. (CR)


Espe, J.O. (1998). Creating School Based Assistive Technology Teams in Rural States: An Inservice Training Model. Presented at CSUN 1998 Conference 1998. Retrieved October 16, 2018 from .

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