AT follow up info
information provided as a follow up to our previous session
Denise DeCoste, an OT who has been influential in the world of assistive technology, brings you several tools to use for guided selection of assistive technology for reading and writing. Here are two tools to check out:
-information retrieved from the Don Johnston website:
PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading) provides you with all you need to systematize your procedures for making data-based reading accommodation recommendations for students! Developed by Dr. Denise DeCoste, author of the widely embraced DeCoste Writing Protocol, and Linda Bastiani Wilson.
PAR gives you the concrete documentation you need for IEP meetings, while also helping to guide you in making appropriate decisions about suitable reading accommodations that are based on student-specific evidence.
- 1st and 2nd grade reading passages and comprehension questions — PAR now includes new narrative and expository reading passages and scoring forms for your 1st and 2nd grade-level readers.
- Better accessibility for use with any text reader — To help you better assess your students no matter the technology on hand, all of the reading passages have been converted to a plain text format.
- Revised scoring forms — Several of the scoring form questions have been revised for clarification, thanks to the feedback from your fellow PAR users!