Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is defined by state/federal laws as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.” This covers a broad range of devices, software and strategies that may be very simple or quite “high-tech” in nature. The critical feature is that AT extends function and provides a means to access the general education curriculum and meet individualized goals.

Assistive Technology focuses on a variety of tools to support students including:

  • Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Writing Tools
  • Computer Access Technology
  • Switches and Environmental Controls
  • Assistive Listening Equipment for the Hearing Impaired
  • Access Technology for the Visually Impaired

 

We offer services directly to school districts in Montgomery County.

    SETT Meeting Forms

    SETT is the consideration, implementation and evaluation of assistive technology services for students with disabilities

    Forms:
    Questions to Consider
    SETT 01 ID Page Template
    SETT 02 Framework Template
    SETT 03 Action Plan Template
    SETT 04 Trial Log Template

    If you’d like to preview devices and materials, borrow equipment and receive specialized training on specific technology please contact: Julie Adinolfi
    (610) 755-9426 | jadinolfi@mciu.org

    MCIU Early Intervention Assistive Technology Resources

    VIDEOS:
    Week One: What is AT and Running a SETT
    Week Two: AAC Apps and Feature Matching
    Week Three: Implementation
    Week Four: Other AAC Devices

    Printable Low-Tech Communication Books: HERE

    Brittney Gambone

    AnneMarie Taylor, MS, CCC/SLP

    Program Administrator
    Related Services

    amtaylor@mciu.org
    Office Phone: 610-755-9326

    AnneMarie Taylor MS, CCC/SLP is the OSS Program Administrator for Related Services at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. She is an ASHA certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with experience in the public-school system, early intervention and rehabilitation. She has knowledge in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AAC), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB-MAPP).

    AnneMarie supervises school age related services programs which include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. She also oversees Act 89 (non- pub) speech services. The Related Services program provides each student with individualized and/or group services based on communication, occupational and physical needs.

    AnneMarie loves spending family time with her husband, son and daughter especially on sports fields. Her dog also enjoys family time and enjoys taking long walks together. Follow AnneMarie on Twitter @relatedsrvices.