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This module is part of the WATI assessment process for organization, specifically self-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 self-management. By using the information gathered during the WATI assessment process on the student, environment, and tasks, the reader will be able to explore tools to support the specific issues that were identified. The WATI AT Continuum organizes the specific tools that may support self-management, whereupon the team is guided through tool selection, implementation, and follow-up.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 27 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Compare/contrast various terms that may be used to describe the self-management sub-category of organization and how each relates to self-management.
  2. Describe the importance of determining the "why" component of self-management.
  3. Describe the process of using the Solution Generation and Selection portions of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide to choose tools to support specific self-management organizational tasks that the team has identified.
  4. Illustrate a variety of tools that support the organizational skill of self-management.
  5. Articulate the importance of completing an implementation plan for AT tools for organization self-management.

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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