Assistive Technology and AEM: What School Psychologists need to know

Program Description:

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Recorded: March 27, 2019 – School psychologists play an important role in the IEP Team process helping to identify students’ strengths and challenges based upon their clinical observations and psychoeducational assessment tools. As technology of all sorts are now common in Maine classrooms, increasingly students with disabilities are able to use Assistive Technology (AT) to support their learning. Many students with disabilities also need their instructional materials in an accessible format (Accessible Educational Materials – AEM).

In this presentation, designed for school psychologists, participants learn about the common forms of AT used in schools and well as the how AEM is important to students with disabilities.

Topics to be discuss include:

  • IEP requirements for AT and AEM
  • How to school psychologist can use their assessment data to inform the IEP Team
  • Where to find lots of resources

Mary MacLennan, President, Maine Association of School Psychologists will serve as the host for this webinar.


John E. Brandt, M.S.Ed., is the training coordinator for the Maine CITE and Maine AEM Programs. A former school psychologist and one of the first Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP), John has been involved with the use of technologies and information technology for more than 35 years. He was formerly the program director of the School and Health Psychology program at the University of New England and has taken advanced coursework in child neuropsychology.

Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph,D. ATP, is the Assistive Technology Specialist for RSU 21 in Kennebunk, Maine. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of New England’s Graduate Programs in Online Learning, as well as the University of Maine at Farmington. Hillary is a nationally certified Assistive Technology Professional, providing consultation, training, and evaluation services to educational and other institutions in the areas of Assistive Technology, Accessible Educational Materials, and Universal Design for Learning.

Certificates of Attendance/Continuing Educational Units

This event is offered in partnership with the Maine Association of School Psychologists (MASP) and has been approved for 1 (one) CEU Continuing Education Units. There will be a program evaluation form and Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed the evaluation form.


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rev: 3/28/2019