2014 Decoding Dyslexia for Kids: AT & LD

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2014 Decoding Dyslexia for Kids: AT & LD

Georgia Tech, Instructional Technology Center

December 14, 2014

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips, Liz Persaud and Rachel Wilson, Tools for Life with contributions from: Ben Jacobs, Christopher Lee, Martha Rust, and Ben Satterfield

LD & Assistive Technology (AT) 101 - Begin with the End in Mind

Welcome to the Assistive Technology Revolution! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst for producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. This session will take a closer look at Tools for Life, the Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program and AMAC Accessibility Solutions at Georgia Tech and how each of these programs can provide technology and services to ease frustration, anxiety, stress and tension or staying off the "FAST" track. Presenters will discuss tips on advocacy and knowing your rights, making an LD evaluation your action plan, exploring assistive technology including low to high tech solutions, and tracking assistive technology trends… all in 60 minutes!

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