Tools for Executive Functioning Support & Built in Accessibility Features


January 18, 2018, Long Island City, NY


This workshop is designed to build foundational knowledge for the Assistive Technology Team to ensure they can provide appropriate, specialized supports to students with disabilities throughout New York City. The focus will be two-fold – first, provide training in the area of supports for executive functioning. Whether low tech or high tech support, students with disabilities need support in the areas of planning, organizing, strategizing, remembering details and managing time.

The second focus of this training is to provide instruction on the built in accessibility features of mobile devices (including laptops, tablets and smartphones). With budget constraints, purchasing apps to support unique needs may not be feasible. By exploring the features already available in the devices, the team may be able to meet a student’s needs without added expense.


Mike Marotta, ATP – AT Specialist

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the areas of focus with regards to executive function and be able to identify areas of support for students.
  2. Discuss and identify at least three examples of utilizing built in accessibility features to support students with disabilities in the classroom.
  3. Through hands on exploration and collaboration with peers, evaluate and determine a minimum of five mobile device apps that can be used to support learners in the area of executive function.
  4. Participants will evaluate a minimum of three web based tools for organization and/or reminders.
  5. Participants will explore, through hands on experience, an array of free/low cost tools to develop accessible, engaging tools for executive function support.


This activity is offered for up to 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
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  3. Send both files to
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

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