Assistive Technology in Educational Settings


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School’s Experience of Students with Disabilities © 2017 Pearson

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 60 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this course, students will focus on learning about Assistive Technology in the classroom and the integration of Assistive Technology into the curriculum. Students will also discuss the challenges when embracing Assistive Technology to teach new skills to students with disabilities that increase their independence and productivity, while providing them with access to the general education curriculum in the inclusive classroom environment.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology

Part 2: Assistive Technology to Support Writing

Part 3: Assistive Technology to Support Reading

Part 4: Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Differentiated Instruction

Part 5: Technology Tools to Support the Teaching of Math

Part 6: Assistive Technology to Enhance Communication

Part 7: Assistive Technology to Create Visual Supports and Promote Positive Behaviour

Part 8: Providing Access to Computers and Mobile Devices: Using What you Have

Part 9: Assistive Technology for Accessing Computers and Mobile Devices

Part 10: Selecting and Designing a Student’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication System (AAC)

Part 11: Assistive Technology (AT) Approaches to Teaching Early Communication and Literacy

Part 12: Integrating Augmentative Communication in the Classroom, Home, and Community

Part 13: Issues in Decision Making: Selecting Appropriate AT Tools

Part 14: Implementation of Assistive Technology in Schools

Part 15: Implementation of Assistive Technology in Transition Planning

Skill Competencies: Work with members of the classroom team to support learners with exceptionalities to use Assistive Technology in the classroom and promote ongoing development of independence.

Knowledge Competencies: Describe the types of Assistive Technology used in the classroom to promote ongoing development of independence when working with members of the classroom team to support learners with exceptionalities.