You might be wondering what makes assistive technology different from ‘everyday’ technology? The line has become quite blurred over the last 10 years as assistive technology has entered more and more into the mainstream .
In the past, assistive technology systems were big, clunky and prohibitively expensive. Not only that, but the systems were hard to learn and even more frustrating to use.
Thankfully, today’s technology is a completely different story! Most assistive technology tools are already built into the technology you are using.
Do you see people dictating their text messages, or using predictive text when typing? I bet you know people who use digital calendars and reminders with notifcations. And then there are eBooks and audiobooks, taking pictures of the teacher’s notes, digital online textbooks, etc. These are all assistive technology tools!
The world has finally caught on that assistive technology is beneficial for everyone!
Can the school deny my child the ability to use assistive technology recommended by non-schoolboard eployees? Download these articles to learn more about your child’s rights in the classroom.
We are still here for you during this pandemic!
Students with diverse learning needs might be struggling more than ever with this new at-home learning. We have to remember that even though they are not in the classroom, their need for accommodations and modifications still exists. Parents, teachers and other caregivers, please feel free to contact us to see how we might be able to assist you!
We are all in this together!
As of Oct. 14, 2020 we are continuing to provide service online via Zoom. We have developed effective techniques for both the assessment and training procedures and clients are reportedly enjoying the convenience of learning from home!
As of today (March 22, 2020), we are not providing any in-office/in-person sessions.
We will, however, be continuing to provide service using Zoom on-line technology!
True Fact: We have been providing on-line sessions for several years now to clients in remote communities and to clients in areas where Assistive Technology services do not exist, so this is not new to us!
Zoom is a great online tool that not only allows us to see each other, but also allows us to view each other’s screens, making it a perfect platform for on-line Assistive Technology training.
To learn more about SLP4ALL and our on-line sessions, please contact:
Stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.
Dana Sahian and Team
Check out some of the amazing things students can do on the iPad for school!!!! The tools are also great for busy parents, people in the work place and people with various abilities and disabilities.
Dana believes that ALL students have the right and the ability not only meet people’s expectations, but to go beyond them.
In addition to her Thornhill location (currently closed due to Covid), Dana also offers all of her services online via Teletherapy.
Dana, a Speech Language Pathologist, with over 20 years of experience LOVES working with students with diverse learnning needs and feels blessed to be able to watch her students gain skills and confidence as they learn how to make assistive technology a part of their everyday lives. Recommendations are always made based on each student's
Dana, a Speech Language Pathologist, with over 20 years of experience LOVES working with students with diverse learnning needs and feels blessed to be able to watch her students gain skills and confidence as they learn how to make assistive technology a part of their everyday lives. Recommendations are always made based on each student's unique learning needs and style. On-site assistive technology training is provided in Thornhill, with on-line services available as well.
All students have the right to shine and to reach their full potential, and when students have the right supports, the sky is the limit. It’s about knowledge, self-advocacy and confidence. When students have all three of these, they are on the road to success!