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1 January 27, 2011 Lindsey Bean Kampwerth, OTD, Paraquad Liz Persuad, Pass It On Center Information Contributed by:Trish Redmon, MBA, Pass It On Center

2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES  To understand the Indicators of Quality for AT Reuse as a guide to promising practices for all programs  To explore alternative methods for using the IQ-ATR online program assessment tool to aid program improvement Pass It On Center 2

3 INDICATORS OF QUALITY FOR AT REUSE (IQ-ATR)  IQ-ATR developed in 2009 by representatives from programs, Pass It On Center and National Task Force for AT Reuse  Each indicator identifies the circumstance for desired outcomes (“promising practices”)  Key factors for consideration provide context for determining compliance Pass It On Center 3

4  Converts IQ-ATR into quick multiple-choice assessment process  You can create a profile or remain anonymous.  Allows user to determine applicable categories and quality indicators  You can assess one category, several or all.  Provides nonjudgmental results in the form of references  No ratings, just resources for help Pass It On Center4

5 INQUIRIES FROM KOREA TO KUWAIT  Yes, someone in Kuwait explored the IQ-ATR and found much of it useful!  We have had inquiries from someone in Korea. Pass It On Center 5

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7 IDENTIFY PRIORITIES Pass It On Center 7

8 USE IQ-ATR TO DE-PERSONALIZE CHANGE  The IQ-ATR represents the judgment of professionals in AT Reuse about promising practices, not just one person’s opinion.  Leverage the IQ-ATR to defuse potential objections to needed change. It removes personalities and traditions from the table. Pass It On Center8

9 CHECK POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  Most of the Indicators of Quality should be supported by one or more policies and procedures.  Make a checklist of those that need to be developed (or documented) and implemented. Pass It On Center 9

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12 WITH INDIVIDUALS  As a manager or key employee:  Take the OPAT alone to get a sense of how the program “measures up”  Frame your own ideas for improvement  As the program leader:  Meet with a manager or key employee to review IQ for one category  Use the IQ-ATR as a “neutral” springboard for discussion. Pass It On Center 12

13 USE THE TOOL WITH INTERNAL GROUPS Pass It On Center 13

14 INTERNAL USE: COMPARE ASSESSMENTS  Sara Sack, Assistive Technology for Kansans, used the IQ-ATR online tool with six members of the Kansas team. Each took the assessment independently and then the group discussed the differences in their ratings. Pass It On Center14

15 USE THE TOOL WITH EXTERNAL GROUPS Pass It On Center 15

16 USE IQ-ATR WITH NATTAP INDICATORS  Option: Combine the IQ-ATR with the NATTAP quality indicators, which go beyond reuse.  IQ-ATR could be a supplementary tool for state programs. (It is not part of the formal program review.) Pass It On Center 16

17 COMBINE WITH SWOT ANALYSIS INTERNAL EXTERNAL Pass It On Center 17

18 CAPTURE THE S AND W IN SWOT  Strengths:  Every applicable IQ with a “Meets All” response  Weaknesses:  Every applicable IQ with a “Meets None” response Pass It On Center18

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20 FORMULATE ACTIONS Pass It On Center 20

21 CAPITALIZE ON STRENGTHS Pass It On Center21

22 REMEDIATE WEAKNESSES Pass It On Center22

23 MAKE IT A PROJECT  Define activities and tasks  Assign roles and responsibilities  Develop a timeline Pass It On Center23

24 TRACK YOUR PROGRESS Weekly Stoplight Report? Pass It On Center 24

25  How do you think you could use the IQ-ATR to improve the program?  Do you think some of the suggestions would work for your program?  Do you have comments about the suggested uses, or other suggestions for ways to use the IQ-ATR? Pass It On Center 25

26  Use the online tool in the next two months and tell us about it -- how it helped or how to make it better. Your program could win one of three $50 gift cards.  Register for an account and use the tool in one of the suggested (or new) ways.  Download the form from the KB and submit before Feb. 1.  Winners announced at February Webinar. Pass It On Center 26

27  Contact us:   DISCLAIMER This work is supported under five-year cooperative agreement #H235V awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is administered by the Pass It On Center of the Georgia Department of Labor – Tools for Life. However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Department of Education, or the Georgia Department of Labor, and the reader should not assume endorsements of this document by the Federal government or the Georgia Department of Labor. Pass It On Center 27


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