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Mathematics requires students to apply knowledge and strategies, solve problems, organize and communicate their thinking, understand how ideas connect, and develop and use representations. Given its complexity, mathematics is a subject that many students find challenging! Assistive technology (AT) offers tools that can help all students accomplish tasks in the area of mathematics.

This module is designed to show teams how to complete the Solution Generation, Solution Selection, Implementation Plan, and Follow-Up Plan sections of the WATI Assistive Technology Decision-Making Guide for Math so that effective AT solutions can be identified, trialed, and provided for students who struggle with mathematics. As part of this process, we will use the WATI Continuum of Considerations for Assistive Technology.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 30 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Identify the four main areas of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide that take place in an AT assessment after completion of the Problem Identification portion and describe the purpose of each area.
  2. Explain the purpose of the WATI Continuum of Considerations for Assistive Technology - Math and identify at least four categories of AT solutions for math from that continuum.
  3. Identify at least five low-tech AT solutions for students who struggle with math and describe a student who would benefit from their use.
  4. Identify at least five high-tech AT solutions for students who struggle with math and describe a student who would benefit from their use.

Module Authors

Dave Moehn MS, CCC-SLP

Dave is a Speech/Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist with 24 years experience in Wisconsin Public Schools. Dave has worked for 17 of those years as an AT Specialist in the West Bend School District, Oshkosh Area School District and the Sheboygan Area School District and served 2 years as the CESA #7 Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) Consultant. Dave holds an Assistive Technology and Accessible Design (ATAD) Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has presented at a variety of conferences and workshops.    

Module Content Provided By

This module was developed in collaboration with WATI and provides updated content from the Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) - IDEA discretionary grant #: 9906-23. 1992-2009

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