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This module serves as "the next step" in assisting teams when using the WATI AT assessment process to determine a student's need for assistive technology (AT) for reading. This module should follow "Reading - WATI - Part I." In that module, information about the student, environment and tasks regarding the student's ability to read and comprehend text is collected and documented on the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide.  This module continues with the next step, which is to identify potential AT reading tools.

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 62 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $25 certficate
  1. Describe the last four components of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide, including solution generation, solution selection, implementation planning and follow-up.
  2. Identify the steps and responsibilities of team members for implementing trials of AT tool(s) for reading.
  3. Identify and describe some of the low- to high-tech AT tools from the continuum of considerations for AT for reading.
  4. Identify resources for reading tools, apps and devices to match their features and functions to student needs.

Module Authors

Judi Cumley

Judi Cumley is the former Assistive Technology Consultant for CESA 5 (Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5) in central Wisconsin. During her tenure, she was the CESA 5 WATI (Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative) AT consultant, author of the WATI ASNAT (Assessing Student's Needs for Assistive Technology) Reading Chapter and co-author of the WATI ASNAT Communication Chapter ( Judi loved teaching students in California, Nebraska and Wisconsin as a Special Education Teacher for over 20 years. She is now a proud grandmother of two adorable granddaughters and enjoying retirement.

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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