Effective implementation of assistive technology begins with a thorough assessment of student needs. A multidisciplinary team, comprised of parents, students and professionals, must focus on student needs, tasks he/she is expected to complete and alignment of tools to support the needs and achievement of tasks and goals.
The Alt+Shift Lending Library contains assistive technology equipment and software that is available to Michigan’s PK-12 public schools and affords districts the opportunity to try assistive technology with a student who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to assess effectiveness at meeting their needs prior to purchase. Length of loan will vary depending on individual plans for data collection and consideration of assistive technology needs.
Institutes of higher education (IHEs)/educator preparation institutions (EPIs) are able to borrow assistive technology equipment and/or software from the lending library for a period of one week for the purpose of exposing university students entering the educator profession to options for addressing the needs of students with disabilities.
Are you an educator?
If you are a PK-12 educator in a Michigan school and would like access to the Alt+Shift Lending Library please complete the registration and application process. If you have questions, please contact the lending library.
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The talking Coin-U-Lator makes coin counting easy and fun.
Make counting various combinations of coins and dollar bills simple for students of all ages and abilities by encouraging them to experiment with different coin and bill combinations. Students use
This multifaceted sensory toy provides tactile, visual and auditory stimulation, not to mention, tons of fun!
Like having a miniature tetherball court in your home or classroom, this best-selling multi-sensory toy lights up and plays music when users pull on the ball.
Ultra Protective Rugged Cover with Kickstand
Shockproof Impact Resistant
Fun colors (rainbow cover and blue frame)
C-PEN ReaderPen is a robust, portable, pocket-sized reading pen that reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice.
A sensory bonanza! Press the popper’s rim or dome (or activate with a switch) to start music, vibration, flashing lights and bouncing balls.
The Gumball switch activates a variety of devices. The removable base has three holes for mounting and two plastic covers — one with a lip and one without.
Floppy Bunny hops and wiggles its nose when you activate your capability switch. This switch adapted plush toy is great for teaching cause and effect.
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Contact the Lending Library
Alt+Shift Lending Library
1037 S. US Highway 27
Saint Johns, MI 48879
(517) 908-0709 (fax)
Email: [email protected]
Request a New Product
Is there a new product, software, or iPad application that is not available for you to borrow in the lending library? Use the Request a New Product button below to submit your request to have the item considered for the library. You will be contacted by email with the result of your request. Request a New Product