Targeted Supports – Assistive Technology Team Building Project

The Assistive Technology Team Building Project builds capacity in Arkansas schools by developing assistive technology (AT) teams in school districts and/or through regional educational service cooperatives. esOPTS consultants provide coaching and professional development in the fundamentals of AT and universal design for learning (UDL) using a framework of implementation science. The assistive technology teams built through this project will learn to provide effective assistive technology services to students in their district by becoming better equipped to consider and implement AT tools and strategies to support students with disabilities and by contributing to the training of other education professionals in meeting the needs of diverse learners. The overall focus of the project is to:

  • Build capacity at the district and/or coop level by creating assistive technology teams to meet the AT needs of students
  • Assist school teams with identifying quality indicators of assistive technology in schools
  • Collaboratively determine areas of team strength and areas in need of improvement
  • Build a knowledgeable, supportive network of school professionals who work together to provide appropriate AT devices and services to students

For more information about this project, please contact the Outreach Program at 501-227-3770 or email outreachprogram@eastersealsar.com

Project Facilitators

Jessica Krug, M.S., OTR/L, ATP, CBIS
Amy Orman, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS
Caryn Allison, M.Ed.
Katie Estes, OTD, OTR/L

AT Foundations