At SLP4ALL we are passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. It is our mission to ensure ALL of our clients can participate in school, work and life free of barriers. You will begin your SLP4ALL service with a Speech Language Pathologist who will work with you to identity your learning and accessibility needs and will then create a treatment plan that outlines what skills and assistive technology tools you will need to learn to support your unique needs. You will then work with one of our team members to learn how to use your recommended assistive technology tools, using an approach that blends the technology with executive functions training and learning strategies skill development.
We have expanded our Assistive Technology (AT) services to include support for all devices, not just iPads (which we are known for). With all of the changes to accessibility that are taking place in the world of technology, we feel that students’s AT needs can now be effectively supported on all devices (i.e., Windows
Dana is so excited to be able to share her new book with all of you! The book is loaded with information related to assistive technology, learning strategies and executive functions. If you are a parent, or someone else who supports students with disabilities, this will be an invaluable resource for you!
Available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle.
If you prefer to borrow a copy and live in Toronto, Dana’s book is also available at the Toronto Public Library.
What do you get when you combine assistive technology with learning strategies and executive functions coaching? MindTech Skills! Currently being offered by our clinic director, clients will work with Dana to learn how to integrate their assistive technology tools into their daily work while learning a new learning strategy or building a new executive function skill each week.
Topics to be covered will include things like organization, planning and time management, leveraging assistive technology to support reading and writing, how to break down assignments to avoid overwhelm, note taking, getting started on tasks, setting realistic goals, how to stay focused and get things done.
You might be wondering what makes assistive technology different from ‘everyday’ technology? The line has become quite blurred over the last 10 years as assistive technology has entered more and more into the mainstream .
In the past, assistive technology systems were big, clunky and prohibitively expensive. Not only that, but the systems were hard to learn and even more frustrating to use.
Thankfully, today’s technology is a completely different story! Most assistive technology tools are already built into the technology you are using.
Do you see people dictating their text messages, or using predictive text when typing? I bet you know people who use digital calendars and reminders with notifcations. And then there are eBooks and audiobooks, taking pictures of the teacher’s notes, digital online textbooks, etc. These are all assistive technology tools!
The world has finally caught on that assistive technology is beneficial for everyone!
Check out some of the amazing things students can do on the iPad for school!!!! The tools are also great for busy parents, people in the work place and people with various abilities and disabilities.