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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Assistive Technology

    The LWSD Assistive Technology team aims to remove barriers to student learning and increase student independence.

    What is Assistive Technology?

    Assistive Technology (AT) is any piece of equipment or product that a student can use to increase, maintain or improve their functional capabilities.

    Assistive Technology solutions are available to support students who need low, mid or high tech assistance:

    Low Tech
    AT tools that are readily available and easy to use and create. Examples of low tech tools include:

    • Slant boards
    • Manipulatives
    • Picture symbols

    Mid Tech
    AT tools that may require a battery or power source and serve a single purpose. Examples of mid tech tools include:

    • Alternative keyboards and mice
    • Switches
    • Read aloud tools

     

    High Tech
    Specialized AT tools that may not be readily available and are more complex to operate and use. Examples include:

    • Speech recognition software
    • AAC/Communication devices

     

    The Continuum of Assistive Technology provides more tools that could be helpful in meeting student needs.

    How can the Assistive Technology Team help my student?

    The Assistive Technology Team will:

    • Consider students' AT needs
    • Recommend tools and strategies to support and improve student learning
    • Select, fit, customize, maintain, repair or replace assistive technology tools
    • Provide training and ongoing support for students, families and staff
    • Provide professional development opportunities for staff
    • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for AT tools
    • Maintain current knowledge in best practice strategies, tools and services
    • Disseminate AT information and resources

    Previous parent training events and resources

    Occupational Therapist working with an elementary student on an assistive technology iPad and keyboard

    Contact Us

    General inquiry? Need help troubleshooting Assistive Technology?
    Email SSAssistiveTech@lwsd.org

    If your child could benefit from Assistive Technology, work with your child's IEP case manager to begin the AT process.