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This module is Part III of the WATI assessment process for organization - materials management. This module continues the process of using the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide to select and implement assistive technology (AT) tools for organization in the area of materials management. By using the information gathered during the decision-making component of the assessment process that focused on the student, environments, and tasks, teams will be able to explore tools to support the specific issues that were identified. This module includes the WATI Continuum of Considerations for AT in the area of materials management, which delineates specific AT tools that may be considered. The next steps include guiding the team through tool selection, implementation, and follow-up. A case study, resources, and supports round out the module to assist teams in making AT decisions to support students with organizational deficits in the area of materials management.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 28 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Describe the impact that organization of materials can have on educational/academic performance.
  2. Explain the research basis for why helping students organize their materials is important.
  3. Illustrate how to use the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide to move the team through the process of using AT for organization of materials.
  4. Acquire basic knowledge of various AT tools for organization of materials.
  5. Articulate the importance of follow-up and follow-along for successful implementation of an organization system.

Module Authors

Karen Jackson Stindt, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Karen Jackson Stindt MS OTR/L ATP is an OT with over 35 years of experience working as an OT in the school setting. She received her BS OT from University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1978 and MS in therapeutic science from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. She maintains additional certifications in sensory integration, assistive technology and is an instructor for the Size Matters Handwriting Program. Karen is a recently retired OT with her own consulting business, kjs consulting, focusing on providing other therapists and educators with assessment, treatment and training to improve their practice. Mrs. Stindt also presents on AT topics at the local, regional and national level.

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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