Programs & Services
St. Elizabeth School has an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist who collaborates with our Occupational Therapy and Speech Departments to integrate specialized technology into the lives of students at school and at home. The AT specialist also works closely with our Local School System partners in the evaluation of students and the selection of assistive technology to meet students’ individualized needs. An Assistive Technology device is any item or piece of equipment that is used to help a student benefit from his/her education. Devices can be “low tech” such as topic boards or “high tech” such as speech generating devices, tablets, or laptops for educational and communication purposes. Once the technology is chosen, the AT Specialist provides consultation services to optimize the benefits to students, such as customizing, modifying, programming, and designing or selecting specialized software templates that accompany the hardware.
Our AT Specialist provides trainings for St. Elizabeth School students, parents, and staff to ensure the assistive technology is being used to maximize benefit for the students’ learning and/or communication. In addition, follow-ups and modifications are made as students' skills and levels change. Technical assistance, maintenance, and repair of equipment are also essential services provided by our AT Specialist.