Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Photo of Keri Huddleston.

Though school based AT service delivery systems/teams vary widely across the country, all must ensure that the legal mandates to consider AT and assess the individual needs of students are addressed. Logistically, AT Specialists/Teams can easily become overburdened if broadly applying an expert assessment model and miss dynamic opportunities to improve student outcomes. The role of the “AT Expert” can result in AT professionals operating in isolation from other stakeholders vital to AT success and to experience insurmountable demands, including a multitude of “AT assessments” to complete. This presentation will outline practical strategies to help AT staff develop efficient assessment activities to target student needs, engage IEP team members in shared decision making, increase effectiveness of interventions, build site capacity, and create defensible, sustainable AT services for the long term. Presenters will use specific examples from their decades of experience in the public schools to assist participants in improving their services. This workshop is designed to be an immersive experience to allow participants to actively engage in identifying barriers in their particular agencies, problem solving to meet their unique needs, and planning for improved outcomes. Networking, collaboration, video, and practice with assessment strategies will be utilized throughout the session and participants will leave with resources to use immediately.



Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:
• Analyze professional role in the AT assessment process
• Define best practice in AT assessment
• Evaluate efficacy of current assessment methods
• Outline and apply strategies to improve student outcomes