Our goal for Assistive Technology (AT) is to come up with the best possible technology to match with students’ needs in the classroom. Joy Zabala has created a framework to identify the most appropriate device, tools, and services for students.  If your team is considering technology needs for a student the SETT framework should be utilized to get the best match the technology to the student.

The process involves having a discussion with the people involved with the student in order to understand the student, the environment and the task before a decision is made on a technology tool. This process is known as the SETT framework.  An IEP team member is welcome to contact the assistive technology consultants to consider a service or tools needed to best support individual student’s technology needs. Please contact the AT team members at Ingham Intermediate School District for training, equipment loan library, and consultation. 

Checklist to Prepare for an AT Consideration

Is the student demonstrating sufficient progress in the curriculum with current accommodations and supports?
Can the student adequately access the curriculum with the instructional materials currently available to the student?
Is at least one member of the IEP team knowledgeable about current assistive technologies that have been shown to be helpful to address needs similar to those of this student?
If no AT has been selected, has the reason for this decision been documented somewhere in the IEP, such as the section of demonstrated needs or other considerations?
If AT has been selected, has the need for AT been documented in the IEP?

If the need for AT has been identified, has the team determined what AT should be selected

Events & Activities

Free webinars from Book Creator 

Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes.

  • Getting Started with Book Creator for Chrome, May 17, 7 pm
  • Check for Understanding with Book Creator, May 30, 6 pm
  • Elementary Spotlight: Using Book Creator in K-4 Classrooms, June 13, 7 pm
  • Using Book Creator for Reading Responses, June 21, 1pm
  • Real-Time Collaboration with Book Creator on Chrome, July 11, 1pm
  • Digital Storytelling with Book Creator, July 17, 6 pm
  • Getting Started with Book Creator for Chrome, July 26, 10 am
  • Favorite Apps to use with Book Creator (Chrome), August 1, 6 pm
  • Middle School Spotlight:  Using Book Creator in 5-8 Classrooms, August 14, 7 pm
  • High School Spotlight:  Using Book Creator in 9-12 Classrooms, August 28, 6 pm

Necessary Components Successful AAC, Part 2: Intervention (webinar)

June 5, 2018, 3:30 - 5 pm

Introduction to PODD Training (2 day)

Clinton County RESA (AAC - Communication)
June 27, 28 2018

Low Tech to High Tech: Empowering your Students to Write (webinar)

August 23, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Emergent Literacy for Students with Significant Disabilities

Clinton County RESA
September 24-25, 2018

Say What? AAC Assessment and Intervention for Children who Speak (webinar)

October 11, 2018, 3:30 -5:00

Making the Transition from Writing to Typing: Tools for the Student (webinar)

October 18, 2018, 3:30 -4:30

AssisTech Know 2018 - Kent ISD

October 18, 19 2018

Engineering Core Vocabulary into your Classroom  (webinar)

November 15, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

LAMP (One day training)

Ingham ISD
February 1, 2019

These events will be updated to include events from vendors, professionals and associations in the area of Assistive Technology and AAC. Inclusion of events on this page do not warrant an endorsement of the product, professional or association affiliated with the event.

Qiat Forms

The QIAT community is a committed group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of quality assistive technology programs. Please visit QIAT for more information regarding their work. Consider joining the QIAT Listserv to ask questions and get answers to questions regarding assistive technology. Below are links to the QIAT Indicators for use in supporting assistive technology services in the schools.

Description of Indicators

Consideration of AT
Assessment for AT Needs
​AT in the IEP
AT Implementation
Evaluation of Effectiveness of AT
AT in Transition
Administrative Support for AT
AT Professional Development

Matrices of Indicators for Self-Evaluation

Consideration of AT
Assessment for AT Needs
AT in the IEP
AT Implementation
Evaluation of Effectiveness of AT
AT in Transition
Administrative Support for AT
AT Professional Development



Students who are struggling with reading can rely on various technology supports to ensure access and comprehension of the curriculum. Access to books through digital modes, text-to-speech programs, graphic organizers, OCR (optical character recognition) programs, annotation tools, display options and digital dictionaries are some of the tools that can be used by students. 

Access to Books/Educational Materials
Project Gutenberg   
Open Library
Capital Area District Library
East Lansing Public Library
Michigan Electronic Library
REMC13 Tumble Books
Tarheel Reader
Story Online Screen Actors Guild
RAZ Kids
Learning Ally
EPIC Books


Writing Supports
Google Chrome Accessibility
Handwriting Supports

Communication (AAC)

Assessment Resources:
Communication Matrix   
Pragmatic Profile for People who use AAC
Praactical AAC Assessment Forms
​Augmentative and Alternative Communication Profile

Contact Us

Jennifer Barnstable
Speech Pathologist
Philip Booth
Assistive Technology Consultant

To request AT services, email inghamat@inghamisd.org.