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Prepping for an IEP Meeting: What you need to know
about AT consideration and AT implementation

Conducted March 5, 2008

Presented in association with the Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children .

Dr. Margaret Bausch, University of Kentucky
Dr. Tara Jeffs, East Carolina University

Dr. Margaret Bausch
Dr. Margaret E. Bausch
Margaret E. Bausch is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky (UK) where she served as the Co-Principal Investigator of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Bausch was a resource room teacher and spent more than 15 years at UK as a Disability Program Specialist where she was involved in all aspects of research and product development related to special education technology. She currently teaches courses in Assistive Technology and Assistive Technology Assessment in the graduate and undergraduate training programs at UK.

Tara Jeffs is the director of the Irene Howell Assistive Technology Center at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

As both director and teacher educator, she has the opportunity to talk and provide assistive technology technical assistance to hundreds of parents and teachers a year through the center's community outreach and the College of Education's Clinical Schools Network partnership. With 12 years of high school teaching experience in the area of Special Education, the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process is core to her research agenda. Tara received her Ph.D. in Assistive Technology, from George Mason University in Virginia. She is currently the President of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Dr. Tara Jeff

Dr. Tara Jeffs

Webinar Materials and Archive

Webinar Archive: This is the recording of the live Webinar event conducted on March 5, 2008. It is 1 hour, 31 minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note: Playing the archive requires FLASH Player to be activated.)

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation Handout: This is the Handout for the Webinar presentation on Prepping for an IEP Meeting: What you need to know about AT consideration and AT implementation.
(PDF, 3 slides per page, 17 pgs.)

Assistive Technology Implementation Plan: This form (PDF, 2 pgs.) is designed to facilitate assistive technology implementation. Key sections include: student information, point of contact, implementation team members, equipment, equipment tasks, training, classroom implementation, home implementation, and monitoring/evaluation.

NOTE: Information on products discussed during this event is available here.

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