Assistive Technology

  • The Assistive Technology Team is dedicated to supporting and building the capacity of Naperville 203 stakeholders, to effectively use technology and apply the principles of universal design and the SETT framework, to improve the performance of every student.

     

    Naperville Community Unit School District 203 has implemented a Digital Learning Initiative. For more information on the initiative and frequently asked questions about the Chromebook, please click here.

     

    According to IDEA, assistive technology device:

    Means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device (link to resource).

     

    Assistive Technology: individualized, compensatory interventions used to increase performance without necessarily increasing the underlying skills. Assistive technology helps students access the curriculum. It can be low tech or high tech. The student cannot access their education without it.


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    Instructional Technology: instructional interventions used to increase underlying skills and teach student new skills. Instructional technology enhances the learning for the whole class.

     

     

Naperville Assistive Technology Team

  • If you have questions about your student's assistive technology tools, please contact their case manager.

     

    Liz Bell

    Physical Therapist

     

    Meghan Bosley

    Speech and Language Pathologist

     

    Sandy Czernik

    Occupational Therapist

     

    Terry Fisher

    Support Analyst