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.
AnneMarie Taylor, MS, CCC/SLP
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, physical therapy, and behavioral support. She also oversees Act 89 (non-pub) speech services. The Related Services program provides students with individual, group and/or consultative services. In addition, feeding evaluations/consultations, bilingual speech evaluations/consultations, and assistive technology services are also available.
AnneMarie spends most of her leisure time on sports fields cheering on her son and daughter. She also enjoys downtime with friends and taking long walks with her dog. Follow AnneMarie on Twitter @relatedsrvices.