Special ed PAC hosts talk on Assistive Technology, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education will host a presentation on Assistive Technology. Kayla McAlister, assistive technology specialist for the Newton Public Schools, will speak on the technology available in the district. She will cover the definition of an AT consultation vs. an AT assessment in grades K-12.

Kayla determines which device and/or strategy is the best fit for the student by following the SETT Framework. She looks at the student, his/her environment, and the tasks he/she needs to accomplish in choosing the appropriate tool. Kayla has a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College and a M.S. Ed in Assistive Technology from Simmons College.

April 5, 7:15 pm light refreshments and networking
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation
Room 210, Education Center, Newtonville