Session 2: Matching AT Supports to Service Needs
People who provide AT supports wear many hats. They can be direct service providers, consultants, collaborators, or coaches. The second session in the Big Ideas for Supporting AT Use series will offer definitions and comparisons of consultation, collaboration and coaching as models for AT support. We’ll also learn about and practice a paradigm for deciding which of these models might be the most effective in a given situation.
Gayl Bowser’s work as an independent consultant focuses on the integration of technology into the educational programs of students with disabilities. Ms. Bowser provides assistive technology consultation, training and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally. Gayl has co-authored numerous publications about assistive technology services and is a member of the leadership team of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Consortium. She is a member of the faculty for Portland State University and the University of Oregon. You can learn more about Gayl on her blog at http://www.integrateat.com