Glendora Unified School District provides assistive technology devices and services in two areas: (1) Assistive Technology (AT) to access to the curriculum; and (2) Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for communication support.
The appropriate implementation and use of assistive technologies has the capability to increase abilities and provide greater access to educational opportunities for eligible students with disabilities. Assistive technology devices and services can be used to extend physical, social and communication skills and provide the means for academic inclusion. Many students with disabilities have successfully used assistive technologies to minimize barriers to gain access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
Our services may include AT and AAC systems and strategies, training and support to educational teams for the adaptation and modification of curriculum. We work in partnership with the site educational team.
What is Assistive Technology?
"Assistive technology device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
Assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device."
Link to Federal and California Law
What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)?
Augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC, is a term that's used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC methods vary and may be personalized to meet each individual's needs.
Link to CDE AT examples https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/atexmpl.asp