April Perry, Sherri Hazelwood, Kim Reusch, Sandy Pritchet, Julie Holland, and Michelle Hillenbrand

Henderson, KY
Henderson County Schools

The team’s innovative teaching idea, “Every Child Can Play & Be Heard,” focuses on utilizing the Henderson Assistive Technology Team to achieve the Alternative Augmentative Communication technique for allowing Special Education students, who are non-verbal or unable to speak, to communicate their thoughts and ideas to their peers without direct speech. The Henderson Assistive Technology integrates educators’ areas of expertise to identify the unique abilities and needs of students. Through this program, students will be better equipped to share information, develop relationship, and express their feelings. The project goal will be accomplished through the modification of playground equipment and sensory devices.