Assistive Technology

The goal of the Assistive Technology Specialty Team is to provide assistance to districts in the determination of a student’s need for assistive technology.

Assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, off-the-shelf, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

This can include “high tech” tools such as computer software, electronic spellers, dedicated voice output communication aids and reading/writing tools. “Low tech” tools include adapted books, picture symbols and adaptations for writing and self-help skills.

Services provided by the ESU #1 Assistive Technology team include assistive technology evaluations, consultations and short-term equipment loan.

The team members who serve on this specialty team are:

Stacey Richart, srichart@esu1.org
Angie Hansen, anhansen@esu1.org
Kristine Kleve, kkleve@esu1.org
Rebecca Jepsen, rjepsen@esu1.org
Ashley Tapper, atapper@esu1.org
Caleb Wiegman, cwiegmann@esu1.org