Northwest NEWS

February 19, 2001

School

SEPAC presents assistive technology for special needs

Northshore School District's Special Education Parents' Advisory Council (SEPAC) will present "Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Anderson Cafeteria, 18603 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. This is a new location from previously advertised. Presenters will include Jennifer Miller, Suzy Juzelar and Jena Hammerquist, special education staff in the Northshore School District.
   Whatever your student's challenges or age, there is probably some form of technology that will help him or her participate and learn more. This presentation will offer demonstrations of computer-access devices such as alternative keyboards, "Intellitools," and mouse and voice-activation devices. You will also learn about software such as word-prediction programs and organizational programs that help students with the writing process. Seating and mobility issues and augmentative communication will also be discussed, as well as resource information.
   To reserve free childcare, please call (425) 489-6311 by noon Monday, Feb. 26. Childcare will be in Ricketts, Room 23.