Process for Accessing Services
District, School and Parent Implementation
Fort McMurray Catholic School District Provides:
ATL Decision Making:
Investigating whether or not individual students might benefit from ATL, and which ATL would be most appropriate in meeting their needs, is an ongoing process that involves working as a team to explore alternatives, gather information and set up opportunities for students to try potential ATL solutions across learning environments. The student is the most important member of the team and should be part of the student team. Dialogue with the student, and consideration of the student’s perspective(s), is part of selecting the appropriate tools to determine what might work.
The SETT Framework, developed by Joy Zabala (2005), is an organizational instrument to help collaborative student teams create student-centered, environmentally useful, and tasks-focused tool systems that foster the educational success of students with disabilities. The student team includes the parents, student, teacher(s), classroom support teacher, technology assistant and may include other educational consultants and community support members, as needed. (Joy Zabala, developer of SETT)
SETT is an acronym for Student, Environment, Task and Tools. Key questions are asked in each area to in order to guide teams in gathering data and information to support the consideration and implementation of appropriate inclusive technologies. These questions provide a framework and not a protocol, as they guide the discussion and provide a vehicle for the team to collaborate and form a consensus on ‘where to go from here’.
Successful Implementation of Assistive Technology
Successful selection and implementation of assistive technology with students includes:
Taken from Special Education Technology, British Columbia (http://www.setbc.org/)
Alberta Education. (2012) Assistive Technology for Learning. www.education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/atl.aspx
O’Connor, Greg. (2010) SETT – A Framework for Making Informed Decisions About Inclusive Technologies. Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Blog. www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/tools-and-resources/sett/
Special Education Technology – British Columbia (SET-BC). (2010) District Screening Checklist for SET-BC Services. www.setbc.org
Zabala, Joy. (2012) Sharing the SETT Framework. www.joyzabala.com
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