Assistive Technology Resources

This page may start quite small but will grow with time! Check back for tips on a variety of strategies and suggestions of how to use AT tools as well as links to websites you can use with your students.


Word DocumentPrevious "Check This Out!" and "Tips & Tricks" 

Word DocumentDirections for Common AT tools

Word DocumentSpeech-to-Text Tool Ideas   (including Google Chrome suggestions)

Word DocumentBasic & Free AT Tips and Tricks

Word DocumentFree Reading and Writing Tools





iPad Tips and Tricks:


iPad Acccessability tips (for low vision, fine motor, etc):

So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. For “A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads” go to: 

"50 tips and tricks for the ipad": 


Top iPad Apps:

Top 50 Free iPad Educational Apps -    This nice list of educationally relevent apps was just updated in February, with some apps only free for a limited time.

This websites reviews apps arranged by grade and category. They will also send out weekly email of free and reduced apps:  

App suggestions for a school-based OT: 



For questions about assistive technology and how to integrate AT into your classroom contact Sara Smith.

Contact Information:

Sara Smith, M.S. CCC-SLP
Assistive Technology Consultant
Mecosta Osceola ISD
Interoffice mail: AT Lab/MOEC
(231) 796-3543, ext. 1412