Last week I did an AT consult for a SpEd student. Before I visited the class, I was thinking it would be nice to provide the SpEd teacher with a report of my recommendations. Also, I constantly think about the power of using a resource beyond one person, so I thought I could make a template that I or others could use for future AT consults. Since I knew some things about the student, I feverishly started the report (in Microsoft Word), prior to visiting.
In my report recommendations, I included resources for several skill areas that would be free to most SpEd staff. I tried to include as many free online resources because of our budget crisis. Not to mention, I think free online resources are just as good, if not better, than paid websites and software.
During the visit, I observed the student and I worked with him using some of my resource recommendations. I also revised my report recommendations and I took observation notes. Then, I sat down with the SpEd teacher and I reviewed the notes and consult report. I told her that I would email the documents to her so that she could directly access the hyperlinks. I also encouraged her to print the documents, and to put them in the student’s file and to share with the IEP team.
See above for my report template. If anybody wants the Word version of my template, just let me know. I can email it to those interested.