Assistive Technology to Maximize the Academic Success of Students with Learning Disabilities
Assistive technologies (AT) are devices and services that are used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a student with a Learning Disability (LD).
Students with Learning Disabilities often benefit academically from using AT at school. However, there can be a large learning curve for students and their families when it comes to understanding how to use and maximize AT.
Individualized training can be the last piece of the puzzle for many students that are unsure of how to use AT recommendations.
Individualized one-to-one AT consulting services are now available at Foothills Academy by our in-house AT expert, Cathi Graveline.
One-to-one training of AT can highlight key aspects of:
- Speech-to-text and text-to-speech software
- Use of Smartpens and C-pens
- Note-taking solutions
- Various IOS Apps and Chrome Extensions
Assistive Technology Support Consultation services are available to the community-at-large for individuals of all ages. If you are booking an appointment for your child or teen, they must come to the appointment with you.
During the COVID-19 period when we cannot do in-person consultations, we have reduced the cost to $50 for an online consultation. The fee is payable at the time of booking through our online form. Please contact Tanya Keto if you require information or support in the form of a fee reduction.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday afternoons.
, Assistive Technology Specialist
Cathi Graveline is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Foothills Academy with 18 years of experience working with students with Learning Disabilities. She specializes in teaching and mentoring students in the use of assistive technology accommodations, such as: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Dragon Anywhere, Read & Write, Google Accessibility, iPad Accessibility, Smartpens, and more. Cathi is dedicated to helping students become successful learners whether it’s in a one-on-one setting, in small groups, or as part of an entire classroom. Cathi is a Certified Google Educator (Level 1), and an Apple Teacher.