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It gives us great pleasure to share with you the UKAT Toolkit. The University of Kentucky Assistive Technology (UKAT) Toolkit is a product of six years of assistive technology (AT) research conducted at the University of Kentucky in collaboration with six school districts in Kentucky. It provides a systematic method of delivering AT services to students in schools. It is based on two major premises:

  1. The first goal in special education is to improve a student's ability to successfully function in schools, responding to the demands presented by the general curriculum and school environment; and
  2. No technology and low technology solutions should be considered before the high technology solutions.

The Toolkit systematically guides IEP and AT teams in considering the use of AT from referral through implementation.

The UKAT Toolkit is available here for you to download and use. Please share it with others but when you do, maintain the credit lines on all documents, to give credit to the hard working team that developed them.

Thank you,
Elizabeth A. Lahm, Ph.D., ATP
Principal Investigator

Deb Case, M.Ed., ATP
Acting Project Director

Link to IDEA97 The University of Kentucky Assistive Technology Project: Phase II was supported, in part, by the University of Kentucky and Grant numbers H80U50025 and H327A990040 Examination of the Effectiveness of a Functional Approach to Delivery of Assistive Technology Services: Phase I and II from the Division of Research to Practice, Office of Special Education Programs. The information presented on this web site does not necessarily reflect the official position of the funding agencies, nor does the mention of trade names, products, or organizations imply by the funding agencies.

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 11:40
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