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TECHNOLOGY BY 3
¢ Level One
? Low Tech- the IEP team determines if
low tech AT is needed for the student.
Basic in nature
available or easily accessible within the classroom
EXAMPLES OF LEVEL ONE AT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Post – it notes
DOES THIS MEAN THAT
MANY OF THE ACCOMMODATIONS QUALIFY AS AT??
BUT HOW DO I
KNOW WHEN TO CHECK AT?
? 1. Does the student require this to
access FAPE and make progress on IEP objectives?
? 2. Is the accommodation a tangible
¢ Level Two
? Mid-Tech – the campus specialists
such as SLP, OT, PT, Vision Specialist, Audiologist, LSSP, etc. in
collaboration with the classroom teacher and school staff determine the need
for mid-tech AT
? Require more maintenance, more
training, and may have some technical or electronic component
? Require a trial period of use and
recommendations are made based upon the trials.
EXAMPLES OF LEVEL TWO
BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
¢ Text reader
Talking word processor
¢ Word prediction software ¢ Alternate
¢ FM System
¢ Simple voice output device
¢ Level Three
? Recommendations must be supported by
campus data collected based upon trials, interventions and previous strategies
documented and considered.
? Must include a ULS core member in
the level 3 evaluation process
? Level 3 items are often expensive,
not readily accessible, highly technical, and require specialized training and
knowledge of the device.
EXAMPLES OF LEVEL THREE AT INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
¢ High end augmentative communication
? Voice output device with dynamic
? Voice output device with speech
¢ Voice Recognition software
Certificate of Recognition
Letter of Recognition
The Special Education program is one of the most complex and accountable areas of our educational system. Besides instruction and achievement components, special education must be compliant with various federal and state accountability systems. The State Performance Plan is one of the major special education accountability systems.
The SPP contains 20 indicators associated with these five monitoring priorities. Of the 20 indicators, SPP indicators 11 (Child Find) , 12 (Early Childhood Transition), and 13 ( Secondary Transition) are critical for District compliance. Compliance levels below 100% trigger required corrective actions and may preclude a district from accessing some federal funding.
Because of the collaborative team efforts of the GCCISD Special Education Team, SPP Indicators 11, 12, 13 have been officially posted at 100% in 2012, 2013 and most recently in August 2014. 100% compliance levels means that GCCISD identifies, evaluates and provides services to children in a timely, efficient manner.
On September 22, 2014 the entire Special Education Team was recognized at the Board of Trustees for these achievements.
Childcare And Rehabilitation
iis a wonderful site to help find care takers for your children.
The people that you can hire have had experience with children of
their own or ones close to them. This website not only helps with
special needs children, it also helps with tutoring, senior care, pet care and other stuff to help relieve people’s stress.
For more information, visit http://www.care.com
T his organization is a perfect place to drop off your
children to have fun and play in a secure environment.
The ages range from 6 weeks to 12 years old.
For more information, visit
The Avondale House is habilitation center for people of all ages with
autism where it provides education services, day habilitation services
and residential services.
For more information, visit http://www.avondalehouse.org/services/day-habilitati
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center
Bay Area Rehab is a wonderful center that is located in the Houston
area. It has been making a difference with people with disabilities of
all ages. It provides therapy of all kinds, Rehabilitation by going out
and do activities, and helping people be more involved in the
community. For more information, visit
Katy Autism Support
Katy Autism Support is a non-profit organization that wants to help
inform families and educate them about autism. Their mission is to
help the community become more autism friendly and offer resources
to care for the community. For more information, visit
Events & Activities
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year round training and competitions to more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries.
For more information, visit http://www.specialolympics.org/default.aspx
Baytown Special Rodeo
The Baytown Special Rodeo is a chance to provide a fun filled Western day for mentally and/or physically challenged children and their parents. For more information, visit http://www.specialrodeo.org
Camp for All
Camp For All is a unique camping and retreat facility that works in collaboration with other non-profits to provide life changing programs for children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs.
For more Information, visit
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