Throughout the next month, we will feature bios and session descriptions from our great line-up of presenters for the 5th Annual PEAL Conference on Inclusion. We hope you start preparing your questions and get ready for a great discussion from leaders in the field! Read more about the conference and register here.
Amy S. Goldman, M.S., C.C.C., Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Amy S. Goldman is an associate director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, where she directs Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Commonwealth’s “Assistive Technology (AT) Act” Program. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Amy has many years of practice in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In addition to teaching and consulting, Amy currently chairs the steering committee of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division on AAC. She is also the chair of the PA Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing.
Session 6, April 11, 10:30 a.m.: Assistive Technology (AT) in the IEP
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) recognizes the important role of assistive technology devices and services to support desired educational outcomes and successful transition for students with disabilities. There are misconceptions about the obligations of school districts, as well as “realities” that team members must acknowledge when seeking to obtain AT for the students they serve. This session will address considerations, as well as misconceptions, regarding AT in the IEP.