Assistive Technology Resources and Support
Supporting Student Access to Education
Assistive technology is designed to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of students with disabilities.
Examples of assistive technology can include: an arm support for a student to access the keyboard, talking software for a student who cannot speak or a portable word processor for a student who cannot write. The Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require districts to provide necessary assistive devices that allow the student to access a free and appropriate public education and remain in the least restrictive environment as determined by the CSE or 504 Committee. Refer to the regulations or your school district for detailed information.
Assistive Technology Consultant
Jennifer Goodman – OTR/L, LATS
Communications Assistive Technology
Trish Peterson – Speech Therapist, Assistive Technology Professional
Karen Ellsworth - Speech Pathologist, Assistive Technology Professional
Consultation and Resources
TST BOCES provides consultation and resources needed to provide the optimal learning environment for all students in component districts. To request an Assistive Technology Evaluation, download and complete the referral form below and return to Cheryl Button at TST BOCES. Or call Jennifer Goodman at 257-2530, ext. 5034.