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FREE PD OPPORTUNITY: Assistive Technology (AT) Consideration and Assessment Made Easy with Penny Reed – Live

October 19, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm MST


The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology Team is pleased to announce our AT Builders Fall series kickoff presentation:  “Assistive Technology Consideration and Assessment Made Easy” with Penny Reed, Ph.D. This presentation is intended for special education administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, and Assistive Technology Specialists.

Date/Time:    Thursday, October 19, 2023

8:30 a.m.– 3:30  p.m. (Seats are limited; register now!)


Fee:                Free (lunch on your own)

Where:           Helios Education Foundation

15002 N. 32nd Street,  Phoenix, AZ 85032


Penny Reed, PhD, is an independent consultant in AT services and provides training on a variety of topics related to AT with a special focus on improving delivery of AT services. Dr. Reed has a BS in elementary education, an MS and PhD in special education, and certification as both a principal and special education administrator. She was the director of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) for many years and serves on the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Leadership Team. She is a founding member of the QIAT Consortium, the National Assistive Technology in Education Network, and the Coalition for Assistive Technology in Oregon. Dr. Reed has authored and co-authored numerous articles and manuals, including her most recent publication, Best Practices in Special Education: A Framework for Assistive Technology (2022), co-authored with Gayl Bowser.

Workshop Description:

Are you confused about your responsibility to provide assistive technology devices and services?

Are you frustrated with delays in obtaining AT assessments from sources outside of your district or the cost of those assessments?

Are you looking for an efficient, effective way to determine a student’s need for Assistive Technology?

Then this workshop is for you.

Assistive Technology Consideration and Assessment Made Easy

This activity-packed workshop will present a team-based model for completing assistive technology (AT) consideration and assessment. It begins with a brief overview of the laws related to the provision of AT services in the schools, including AT Consideration and Assessment. Participants will examine and discuss AT Consideration forms to determine what works for them. Then, an AT Assessment process will be explained. Specific, easy-to-follow forms will be provided. Participants will use the forms for guided practice in completing the AT Assessment process. The training will end with pointers for implementation planning. It is most beneficial if participants can attend as a team.

Register for Assistive Technology Consideration and Assessment Made Easy.

If you have questions regarding this training, please email ATinfo@azed.gov

Thank you.


October 19, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Register Now