• tech for learning


     For most people, technology makes things easier.

    For children with disabilities, technology makes things POSSIBLE.

    During the school day, students at Paul B. Stephens School benefit from using a wide variety of technology and assistive technology devices (depending on their individual abilities) to participate in activities and to communicate with others.

    Assistive Technology is a system of tools, strategies and services that enable a person with disabilities to function to his/her maximum potential educationally, vocationally, socially and in their daily living activities.

    Assistive technology enhances:
    • Learning
    • Independence
    • Communication
    • Mobility
    • Environmental Control
    • Choice Making
    • Play and Recreation
    • Hearing and Vision
    • Seating and Positioning
    • Access to Computers

    For our students, this means . . .
    • Adapted toys and books
    • Switches and switch toys
    • Computer adaptations like touch screens, switch interfaces, adapted keyboards, screen magnification
    • Adapted tools for eating, writing, food preparation, etc.
    • Adaptive positioning equipment
    • Augmentative communication devices like picture symbols, picture schedules, photographs, voice output devices
    • Environmental control devices
    • Amplification devices like microphones, speakers, headphones, hearing aides, FM systems
    • Tactile symbols and braille


    Switches and touch windows allow students to access computers. Voice Output Communication Aides allow non-verbal students to communicate.