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Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

About Us

We work in partnership with the building educational team to provide the following services:

Support and Consultation

  1. Provide assistive technology recommendations for a variety of learning experiences
  2. Expand opportunities for students who use augmentative communication to interact with a variety of partners in a variety of settings
  3. We provide samples and guidance for the development and maintenance of low-tech and high-tech educational solutions for students (e.g., communication displays, voice output communication devices)
  4. Contribute to the development of goals and objectives that integrate assistive technology and strategies to support learning and communication

Access to equipment and materials

  1. Short term loan of assistive technology for the purposes of conducting trials and considering the need for long-term loan
  2. Long term loan of materials and equipment for individual students requiring assistive technology
  3. Short term loan of educational materials to support the curriculum
  4. Assist with locating alternative funding sources for equipment and software
  5. Library of reference books and materials
Assessment

  1. Collaborate with educational team to assess the student's need for assistive technology and strategies to support the student's learning
  2. Collaborate with educational team to assess the student's functional communication skills and consider the need for augmentative communication

Training

  1. Training the student, family and educational team regarding how to use the student's assistive technology
  2. Training the student, family and educational team regarding how to successfully integrate the recommended strategies and technologies in various educational settings
  3. Inservices to staff regarding best practices and demonstration of hardware and software
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