School districts often struggle to develop consistent
practices for meeting the assistive needs of special education students. This
playful yet professional book will help public school educators select, acquire
and implement technology to help all students, but especially those with special
- Details how an educational team can request
assistance to determine technology needs.
- Explains how to conduct and document assessments to
help an educational team make informed decisions about technology needs.
- Describes a proactive approach to professional
development for individuals and for those who train others on the use of
- Assists individuals or teams in creating an action
plan for developing a culture of inclusion.
- Interweaves stories, songs and other exciting features to make learning
The New Assistive Tech is a catalyst for breaking down walls between
special education and general education, and will help all educators realize
they have tech knowledge (and can build upon that knowledge) that can be used to
support students with disabilities.
About the Author
Christopher Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive
Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools in Ashburn, Virginia, and
co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public
Schools (ISTE). He hosts the award-winning podcast A.T.TIPSCAST; has presented
over 200 sessions at local, national and international events; and has designed
and instructed online courses on assistive technology.