Building Site-Based Capacity to Support High Incidence Students
The Accessible Curriculum for All trainings are designed to empower teachers to leverage digital tools and assistive technologies as they support students in more universally designed environments.
Beginning in 2014, Placer County made the decision to shift from an “expert-driven” to a “capacity-building” model for supporting the assistive technology needs of high-incidence students to better meet the district’s staff and student needs. The model prior to 2014 was to provide assistive technology services for high-incidence students at the county-level, to any district within Placer County. The demand for services and the need to expand staffing increased every year. The question shifted from “How do we handle increasing numbers of referrals, while knowing we were only reaching a small number of potential students who could benefit from AT?” to “How can we train, coach, mentor, and facilitate site-based teams to meet the AT needs of their high-incidence students?”