Gretchen Everhart School
2750 Mission Road,
Check out a number of assistive technology resources that we provide on our own Website:
The new and updated PVC Book (PDF 610 KB) includes instructions for making Low Tech AT devices/solutions. It was provided by the Assistive Technology Educational Network in Florida and has many great ideas including providing ideas for supporting AAC devices and books/reading materials for our students.
Everhart staff and parents: We still have plenty of PVC pipe (Thanks to Home Depot… Northwest Cap. Circle!) in the Make and Take room if you need it. There’s also cutters, glue and connectors there, too. We just ask that you sign out any materials you take with Wendy so we can keep a tally on what we use.
P.S. Jill Klein, our nurse, has been instrumental in making a lot of PVC eyegaze frames for us. If you need one, please see Wendy. (The ever resourceful Lorrie Corry provided the following new resource.)
Internet Pictionary Dictionary - This is on online dictionary with pictures! You can have students view this or use it as a resource for writing stories with your students. Right click on the picture and copy, then paste it into Kidspiration or powerpoint stories!
Social Stories to print out for Students from Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Learning
Bookpals is the Screen Writers website where real actors read to kids. Lots
(For teachers and parents working with students with severe disabilities)
When it comes to the latest in the field of Assistive Technology, the staff and parents (and other interested persons) are fortunate to have Lorrie Corry at Gretchen Everhart School.
Thanks to her hard work and dedication, we are able to bring you a wealth of Assistive Technology resources. As with anything on the Internet, this is a work in progress, so please check back often!
The following are some of the best sites for learning and finding resources ready to use with students.
Feel free to email us if you think you’ve got a site that you think belongs on our list (or if you find a broken link)!
Top 10 Sites for Boardmaker Boards for Communication and Learning
Mayer Johnson - 50 Ways to Use Boardmaker
Pics4Learning - copyright friendly images for education
Top Sites for Boardmaker Boards for Literacy
Baltimore City Public Schools - Assistive Technology (Boardmaker Files)
Teacher Created Resources - Lots of Stories and literacy materials here that have been adapted with Boardmaker!
Top Sites for Visual Supports
Talk, Learn & Communicate - visually cued instruction
The Portacom System - Made by Mom Creations
Top Sites for Intellitools Ready-Made Resources
Teacher Created Resources - Intellipics Games
SET-BC - overlays
Top Sites for Literacy PowerPoint Stories
Special Education Resource Unit - Multimedia
Top Sites for AT Tutorials and “How To’s")
Ace Centre - Talking Books
Plano Instructional Center (searching for graphics)
VoiceforLiving.com is a new Web site designed to make it easier for individuals who cannot speak and their families to find information about communication solutions. Sponsored by DynaVox Technologies (providers of augmentative and alternative communication) and Mayer-Johnson (developers of the Picture Communication Symbols), the site creates a learning experience for individuals and their families to discover an array of tools and techniques, including electronic speech communication devices that can open a whole new world of possibilities for those who cannot speak.
Currently, the site provides basic information about speech disabilities, communication options, funding availability, and profiles of individuals employing a variety of tools that help them to speak their minds. VoiceforLiving.com also offers a virtual Community Center featuring an “Ask the Expert” section and a community forum.
Top AT Sites for Speech Therapists and AAC Enthusiasts
www.aacinterventions.com (site currently down)
Top Websites for Early Childhood and AT Supports
Top Sites for Autism and AT Supports
TinSnips - A Special education resource
Top Sites for Switch Information and Purchasing of Switches
Zygo - Digital recording systems and a whole lot more!
Infogrip - Specialize in assistive technology and ergonomic products
Ablenet - Assistive technology and supplemental curricular programs
Solutions for Humans - Tremendous site includes: computer solutions, training, assistive technology products, accessibility products.
Tash - solutions that click (like in a switch ;-)
Top Sites for Switch and Switch Software Resources
Technology Integration - Linda Burkhart
Switch in Time - Accessible Software
Priory Woods School - Resource Section - Outstanding!!!
Inclusive Technology - the Special Needs People (also have a ton of free downloads)
Ace Center North - Switch Resources
Top Sites for Toys Adapted for Switch Use
Enabling Devices - toys for special children (Children's Catalog
Wisconsin First Step - Toy Catalogue Listing for Children with Special Needs
Home Toys - "Take Control of your Life Style"
Woodlake Technologies - assistive technology solutions
Science Shareware - electrically adapted/enabled toys for handicapped disabled special needs children
Annie's Quality Toys - Still closed (6/30/08), try doing a Good Search for Annie's Quality Toys".
Top AT Resource Sites
Closing the Gap - assistive technology resources for children and adults with special needs
Top Sites to see AT in Action
National Assistive Technology Research Institute - University of Kentucky
Special Education Technology - British Columbia
aacssmalltalk - ACC Small Talk (Yahoo Group)
Top Sites Supporting Education of Assistive Technology & Resources
Minnesota STAR Program (A System of Technology to Achieve Results)
Able Data - assistive technology information
New Zealand Special Education - Resources
AAC: A Way of Thinking (An Adobe PDF report - Learning about AAC)
Top Sites for Student Learning
Enchanted Learning (subscription and free stuff)
Tumblebooks (requires subscription)
Free AT Resources:
Class Timer (online timer)
Math Cats (Large number reader)
Ask Jeeves for Schools…answers questions
Page updated: 06/30/2008
Check back here for assistive technology updates.
3/27/08 - Voice for Living (opens in new window) is a new Web site designed to make it easier for individuals who cannot speak and their families to find information about communication solutions. It is sponsored by DynaVox Technologies and Mayer-Johnson.
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