Course Description

This course will provide candidates with an understanding of how Assistive Technology (AT) can further advance the educational needs of students. Topics include understanding the importance of matching AT tools, tasks, function, and needs of the learner’s profile and integrating AT into students’ everyday experiences.


Course Outline

Topics include: 
  • exploring a variety of conceptual frameworks related to Assistive Technology delivery model(s)
  • knowing and understanding policies and procedures that are relevant to learners
  • understanding the physical, sensory, cognitive, emotional, social and cultural contexts affecting learners using Assistive Technology
  • understanding the importance of matching Assistive Technology tools to tasks, function and needs of the learner’s profile
  • integrating Assistive Technology into to students’ everyday experiences
  • understanding the stages of implementation of Assistive Technology in support of the learner
  • having awareness of new and emerging trends in policies, practices and innovations (for example, E-Text, E-learning, digital literacy)
  • integrating Assistive Technology into a variety of instructional strategies
  • adapting, accommodating and modifying and instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • using a variety of Assistive Technology tools to support literacy and numeracy
  • understanding the use of adaptive devices and tools to aid the learner 
  • manipulation and control of the learning environment (physical, social, cognitive).
  •  using a range of assessment and evaluation strategies that support the dignity, emotional wellness and cognitive development of all students
  •  understanding the importance of communicating with, involving and supporting parents/guardians



OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

 If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.



·     Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ.


NOTE:  If you have qualifications in Technological Education subjects, your certificate of qualification and registration enables you to complete a number of AQs, including any in Schedule C.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites


This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.

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