Grant Wood Area Education Agency and the University of Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education & Research Presents:
The 2017 “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” will provide an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.
Tuesday, April 25 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Supporting all Learners - A Look at Text Complexity

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This session will focus on tools to support all learners in gaining information from material by adjusting the text complexity without altering the meaning of the text. Providing options for different levels of text allows students to gain information at a point where they can best comprehend the material while supporting vocabulary development and increasing grammatical structures. Participants will leave with a list of apps/extensions, websites, and AEA Online resources that support leveling of text.


Amanda Honnold

School Psychologist, Area Education Agency 267
I have worked at AEA 267 for 16 years and have been a member of the Assistive Technology team for 14 years. I work with preschool - high school students at the West Marshall school district in State Center, Ia. I received my Specialist in Education degree from the University of... Read More →
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Lea Ann Peschong

SLP, AT Regional Lead, Central Rivers AEA
Lea Ann Peschong is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a special assignment of Assistive Technology for Central Rivers AEA.  She works with local education agencies and collaborates with the AEA technology integration team to help embed technology supports for all students.  Lea... Read More →
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Tiffanie Zaugg

State AT Lead, AT Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
This is Tiffanie's 21st year in education. Her first year out of college she did a year long substitute position in kindergarten. The following year she started teaching K-8 special education. She taught special education for 9 years and than moved on to being a special education... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Grant Wood

Attendees (19)