Helping School Districts Meet the AT Needs of Their Students
I am an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist serving the Greater Los Angeles area. I have a Masters degree in Education, and two Education Specialist credentials in Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Physical and Health Impairments. I have over 10 years of experience in special education and have served as a Teacher, Program Specialist, and AT Specialist in the public school setting. I truly understand district AT, and have been conducting assessments to find the best supports to meet students' unique needs since 2010. I love exploring technology and helping students meet their potential!
I believe teamwork is essential to any assessment. I collaborate closely with school staff and families throughout the process to ensure a thorough evaluation. After recommendations of appropriate AT are presented, I help facilitate training and implementation for successful classroom and home integration, leading to optimal use of technology and ongoing student success.
"Jennifer Strom consistently demonstrates extensive knowledge and training in Assistive Technology. She completes thorough and accurate assessments, which include comprehensive reports that are detailed and easily implemented. She is highly skilled at both running and participating in IEP meetings and is able to convey her findings in a professional manner that is easily understood by parents and other IEP team members. Jennifer is an exemplary Assistive Technology Specialist."
Jennifer Jessoe OTR/L, Occupational Therapist at Burbank Unified School District
"Jen Strom is one of the best Assistive Technology Specialists I know. She has a very clear understanding of unique needs. Every report she writes fully demonstrates her depth of understanding and ability to help IEP teams see what is possible. I never hesitate to recommend her as an assessor or to do training. She is an asset to any IEP team. Although her knowledge of all areas of AT is exceptional, she is THE person I call for students with physical access needs."
Susan Simmons, Ph.D, Assistive Technology Consultant