Indicator 8: Independent AT Use

Independent use of AT requires knowledge of how to use AT with little or no assistance in order to accomplish tasks and overcome access barriers to achievement. I take responsibility for my use of AT without reminders.

Breaking It Down

  • What kind of help do I need to use my AT?
  • What kind of help do I need to use my AT?
  • If I have a question about a program who can I ask?
  • What is something I want to learn about my AT?
  • Are there other similar programs I should be familiar with?

Article: My Technology Wake-Up Call

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Have A Conversation with Your Case Manager And Parents

  • Do you see a time when I could be using tech more?
  • How can I learn about other tools which can help support me?
  • Could you support me in using technology in the following situations? (e.g. peer groups, live in class)

Think About Your Goal

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  • A Simple Framework for Problem Solving – A six step resource for working on solving your problem by DoIT.
  • Personal Goal Setting – A simple process for setting personal goals by MindTools.
  • Self-Assessments – Four interactive self-assessments to discover what you’re good at and where you may have room for improvement by Education Planner.
  • Assistive Technology Glossary – A glossary to as you encounter various terms in the areas of special education, disabilities, and assistive technology by the Center on Technology and Disability.