Assistive Technology Services Offered and Fees

AT Services Available:

Areas Served, Service Locations, Hours

Fees


Services for Schools and Districts

I work with both public and private schools, as well as post-secondary institutions.  While my focus is AT for learning disabilities and learning differences (including Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, and Chromebooks), I also work with other assistive technologies (e.g., AAC, alternative computer access).

Professional Development & Training - Train staff and students on use of selected AT software and devices (both operational skills and application strategies)

AT Assessment - Work with students, educators, and others to identify appropriate AT devices and services for the student's academic goals; if needed, provide written report, attend IEP meetings

Acquisition of Technology - Identify and recommend sources of AT and assist with purchase and acquisition

Technology Configuration - Technical assistance configuring devices and software to student's needs and preferences; also, assist IT personnel configuring AT software on school's computers

Alternative Format Materials - Assist with acquiring and converting materials to alternative formats (e-text, audio, etc.) for use with AT such as text-to-speech software, DAISY players, etc.; also, identify best sources for specific types of materials (e.g., Bookshare, Learning Ally/RFB&D, CSMT, others) depending on format needed and how it will be used

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Help educators adopt UDL practices through incorporation of various instructional technologies such as interactive whiteboards (permanent or portable), text-to-speech software, graphic organizers, etc.

Technology Grants - Help schools and districts conceive, write, and apply for assistive technology-related grants

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Services for Students and Families

My focus is AT for learning disabilities and learning differences (including Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, and Chromebooks); however, I also work with other assistive technologies (e.g., AAC, alternative computer access).

AT Assessment - Work with students, educators, and others to identify the most effective technology for the student's abilities, learning needs, tasks, and learning environments; if needed, provide written report, attend IEP meetings

Training - Train student and family (if necessary) on use of appropriate AT software and devices (both operational skills and application strategies)

Technology Configuration - Technical assistance configuring devices and software to student's needs and preferences; configuration and setup of student's computer and software

Alternative Format Materials - Assist with acquiring and converting materials to alternative formats (e-text, audio, etc.) for use with AT such as text-to-speech software, DAISY players, etc.; also, identify and recommend sources for specific materials

Acquisition of Technology - Identify and recommend sources of AT and assist with purchase and acquisition

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Services for Other Professionals

In addition to many of the services mentioned above...

Collaboration on assistive technology assessments

Consultation on assistive technology and AT-related issues

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Services for Everyone

Classes on Assistive Technology - Assorted topics offered through the Children's Health Council, Parents Education Network, and others -- for current offerings, see Classes & Events page or sidebar at right.  Classes also available on request for various topics -- see Training Topics page for more info.

Hands-on workshops for AT devices and software - Arranged on request for small groups.  See AT Toolbox page for general list of assistive technology devices and software I work with. 

General consultation on assistive technology and AT-related issues

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Areas Served, Services Locations, Hours

I work primarily with schools and families along the Peninsula, from San Francisco through San Jose.  I am also available to work with clients in the larger San Francisco Bay Area (including East Bay, Marin, and Santa Cruz), but see the note below regarding travel costs.

Services are delivered in the client's home or school, though other arrangements are possible.  When necessary, I am available to work with students evenings and on weekends at no extra charge.

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Fees

I am happy to answer general AT questions and discuss issues via phone or e-mail at no charge. For more specific services, my rates are as follows:

Hourly Rate

$144 per hour for time spent onsite or with individual client (e.g., training, assessment, and meetings), as well as for time providing specific services for a particular client (e.g., configuring their computer or software).  I have a flat one-hour charge for document review (reading evaluations, IEPs, etc.).  I don't charge for creating training materials, e-mails, or phone calls unless the phone call is scheduled as a meeting substitute (e.g., conference call to remotely attend an IEP meeting).

Assistive Technology Assessments

AT assessment costs vary depending on numerous factors, for example: the extent of solutions sought, whether classroom observations are needed, whether a written report is required, and IEP meeting attendance. Formal AT assessments with a written report generally range from $2400 to $3200 – sometimes less, occasionally more – depending on the factors mentioned above. Once we discuss the scope of what you need, I can provide an estimate (e.g., "no more than xx hours").  For private party AT assessments, I typically request an advance payment of one-third the estimated amount.

School Inservices, Professional Development, and Group Trainings

For lecture-and-demo presentations and hands-on technology training in the Bay Area: $200 per hour of training.  This cost includes time spent for equipment setup and takedown as well as the cost of handouts.  There is no charge for advance preparation in support of trainings – e.g., coordinating with the school's IT department to ensure that teachers' computers have the right software, etc.

Travel

For most locations in the Silicon Valley area within a one-hour roundtrip (generally San Mateo through San Jose), there is no charge for travel.  For other locations within the Bay Area, I charge $72/hour (half my hourly rate) to cover both mileage expenses and my time beyond that initial hour roundtrip (that is, the first hour of travel is always free).  If I can coordinate our appointment with another client in the same area, I will split the travel charges.  To get an idea of travel time to your location, go to Google Maps, select the "Directions" icon, and determine the average driving time between Sunnyvale and your location.

Payment

For individual clients, payment is appreciated at the time of service.  School districts and other organizations may contract with me for trainings or ongoing services for a particular student.  I am also able to accept payment by credit card or debit card through PayPal®.  However, please contact me first for more information if you are interested in this option.

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