Personal

 

 Philosophy

 

 Statement

Kallan Kosmach

 

Beliefs:

 

-AT should be available to all students who need it.

 

-Teachers should know the basics of the AT device their students use.

 

-AT should always be considered.

 

-A student is never too young for AT.

Attitude:

 

-Teachers should be eager to learn about different AT devices their students use.

 

-AT should always be a positive element.

 

-AT should never be considered an inconvenience. 

Environment:

 

-AT should be accepted in all environments.

 

-A students AT should be able to go with them to any environment.

 

-You may have to get creative for AT to be accessible in certain environments, but it can be done!

Pros of Assistive Technology:

 

-Students may be able to complete more individually.

 

-Students can communicate who otherwise may not be able too.

 

-Students could be mobile who otherwise may not be able.

 

-AT helps individuals reach their highest potential.

 

-It can change the world for an individual who needs it. 

Considerations of Assistive Technology:

 

-It can be costly.

 

-Teachers need to be trained and often aren’t.

 

-Insurance rarely covers it. 

 

http://www.pluk.org/Pubs/PLUK_ATguide_269K.pdf

Families Role:

 

-Incorporate AT at home as much as possible if available.

 

-Provide continued training for student on AT they are using during summer.

 

-Know how to use AT properly.

Teachers Role:

 

-Make sure a student is matched with appropriate AT.

 

-Be familiar with how to operate students AT.

 

-Research different AT that may help students.

 

-Provide support whenever possible. 

A teacher should....

 

Support, Lead, and Collaborate