Assistive Technology Program

We are pleased to launch a pilot of a new Assistive Technology program! For children in Grades 4 – 8.

This program is broken into 2 parts:

Part 1: Assistive Technology 101 – Reading and Reading Comprehension

Part 2: Assistive Technology 102 – Writing Skills and Strategies 

Description & Course Outcomes:

Part 1) Assistive Technology 101 (Reading and Reading Comprehension): This series of five weekly one-hour sessions will teach your child how to use the Google Platform and the reading elements within the Read and Write extension. Available free of charge throughout many school boards, Read and Write is able to assist children with learning disabilities overcome their struggles with decoding and subsequently identifying and organizing important information from within text.

Sessions will develop skills in:
1) Organizing work within folders in the Google Drive
2) Using the Reading function in Read and Write
3) Highlighting important text within passages and consolidating that for later use
4) Developing strategies of how to use this technology in the classroom

Chromebooks will be provided.

Details:

  • Dates: Saturdays, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 24, March 3
  • Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
  • Location: 560 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 3M4

Part 2) Assistive Technology 102 (Writing Skills and Strategies): This series of five weekly one-hour sessions builds on the skills learned in AT 101 (or assumes grade level functioning in reading and reading comprehension). Students will be taught how to use Read and Write for Speech to Text to overcome difficulties in fine motor skills or to allow the student to get their ideas down more rapidly.

Sessions will develop skills in:
1) Basic grammar and basic sentence structure 
2) Using the writing functions of google read and write 
3) Organizing work within folders in google drive
4) Developing strategies of how to use this technology in the classroom

Chromebooks will be provided.

Details:

  • Dates: Saturdays, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5
  • Time: 11:30 – 12:30 pm
  • Location: 560 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 3M4

 

Registration for this Program has ended

We were able to launch this program thanks to a grant from: