Pupil Support Services

What Is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technologies are the tools and strategies that act to liberate the use of technology for all students as well as to provide new ways to "assist" interactions and learning. They act to "augment abilities and bypass or compensate for a disability" (Lewis, 1994).

Resources

The Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI)

A statewide resource center designed to assist schools in obtaining specialized materials for students with visual impairments.

The new and updated PVC Book (PDF 610 KB) includes instructions for making Low Tech AT devices/solutions. It was provided by the Assistive Technology Educational Network in Florida and has many great ideas including providing ideas for supporting AAC devices and books/reading materials for our students. 

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

Designing Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) activities for students

Developing and Using Communication Books

Creating Symbol Communication Boards for Reading

Communication Board Development using Boardmaker Resources  

Visually Cued information using Boardmaker and other symbols: 

  • Beyond Autism Pecs Pictures /Icon Page - On this page you will find all kinds of great resources for Communication, Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication. They were simply all getting to large and needed their own page! Hope you find some really helpful stuff here.

Talking Books

Pupil Support Services
Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director
sonia.figaredo-alberts@sarasotacountyschools.net

Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant
julie.zarling@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
Fax: 941-927-4052
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Exceptional Student Education
Tammy Cassels, Supervisor
tammy.cassels@sarasotacountyschools.net

Miriam Blosser, Administrative Assistant
miriam.blosser@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
Fax: 941-927-4014

Student Services
Debra Giacolone, Supervisor
debra.giacolone@sarasotacountyschools.net

Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant
sally.dean@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
Fax: 941-361-6157

School Health Services
Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor
suzanne.dubose@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
Fax: 941-927-4108

Florida Department of Health Sarasota County
Karen McCormack, Supervisor
karen.mccormack@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101

Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
Dr. Dawn Clayton, Supervisor
dawn.clayton@sarasotacountyschools.net

Karen Frantz, Administrative Assistant
karen.franz@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113

ESOL and Migrant Education
Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor
jamie.rodriguez@sarasotacountyschools.net

FDLRS
Tracey Cardenas, Program Manager
tracey.cardenas@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32247

Tamika Herring-Snead, Administrative Assistant
tamika.herring-snead@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34330

Staff Listing

Tuesday
1/22/2019 - North County School Showcase

Wednesday
1/23/2019 - South County School Showcase

Thursday
1/24/2019 - 2019 STEMsmart Student Summit

Thursday
1/24/2019 - Woodland Middle Open House Showcase Stream Carnival

Thursday
1/24/2019 - Sarasota Middle School Open House Showcase

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