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RHMS Band

When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.

Congressional art contest winners

On June 8, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced Tesla STEM student, Sophia Xu Ling as winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district for her watercolor piece titled, “The Suffering of the Great.”

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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
    • Tactile rulers
    • Colored paper
    • Name stamps

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

    • Portable word processors
    • Alternative keyboards
    • Talking calculators

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

    • Speech recognition software
    • Alternative communication systems
    • Electronic eye gaze systems

    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:

    • Consult and work with school staff to evaluate 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

    Assistive Technology parent event January 2020

    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.