Meet The AT Team
Molly Riggs, M.S. CCC-SLP/ATP is a certified speech language pathologist and assistive technology practitioner.
Melissa Freeman, M.S. CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist.
Nettie Reese, AT Paraprofessional
Leighanna Smallwood, AT Paraprofessional
FAQs for AT
Q: How would the IEP team request an assistive technology evaluation?
A: The IEP team will gather data and document the need for an assistive technology evaluation. A member of the AT team should be invited to the Referral Review meeting in order to hear the screening information and review data. At this time, the team could recommend an evaluation, observation, review as determined by the screening information.
Q: What areas could a student be considered for an assistive technology evaluation?
A: An assistive technology evaluation may include but is not limited to the following areas: communication, computer assisted instruction for reading decoding/comprehension/fluency, math calculation and problem solving, written expression and spelling, vision, hearing, physical access
Q: What should the team be implementing/discussing prior to requesting an AT evaluation?
A: Prior to requesting an AT evaluation, the school team should be collecting data and work samples; as well as observing the student within several environments and tasks. They can also consult with the AT team. The AT team may recommend strategies and/or light and high technology suggestions.
Q: How do you document AT consultation services and equipment on the IEP?
A: Document the assistive technology strategies/devices under Special Considerations and also within the Supplementary Aids and Services areas on the IEP. If an AT consultative service is recommended, this is documented under the Supplementary Aids and Services as well.
Q: Who is responsible for implementing and monitoring the use of AT strategies, software and hardware?
A: It is the responsibilities of team for implementation and monitoring AT strategies, software and hardware.
Q: How often does the AT team monitor student progress?
A: The AT team will send out quarterly monitoring forms to the student’s case manager. Please sign and return the sheet with comments, questions, etc…The AT team is also available at any time for consultation.
Q: How can you contact a member of the AT Team?
A: 410-751-3292 or via email