Forsyth County Decoding Dyslexia Georgia Presentation - February 2017

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Exploring Assistive Technology Solutions for Students with Learning Disabilities

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Decoding Dyslexia Georgia at the Forsyth County Board of Education

Presenters:

Carolyn P. Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Sam Peters, Program Specialist, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Tori Holder, Outreach Specialist, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Ben Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA

Assistive Technology is transformational in the lives of students with learning disabilities! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst for producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. This session will take a closer look at Tools for Life, the Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program and AMAC Accessibility Solutions at Georgia Tech and how each of these programs can provide technology and services to ease frustration, anxiety, stress and tension or staying off the "FAST" track. During this session, attendees will learn how assistive technology can support those living with learning disabilities. Join us to learn how a range of low to high assistive technologies are helping individuals break through learning barriers to remain productive and increase independence.

Citation:

Phillips, C., Persaud, L., Peters, S., Holder, T., Jacobs, B., & Phillips, T. (2017). Exploring Assisitive Technology Solutions for Students with Learning Disabilities. Presented at Forsyth Board of Education, Cumming, GA, 2017.