Welcome Educators

Do you want to find ways to engage your students, not just access the curriculum but feel independent, proud and successful? You have come to the right place. I support busy educators using techniques that support student’s needs. I do this in both Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology (AT).

I design professional development programs that are district specific or if you prefer you can attend workshops on topics that support your student needs and your skills development that are offered regionally

Susan Simmons, Ph.D.
AT & UDL Consultant

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What People Are Saying

"I wanted to thank you for the amazing experience you gave us- I found your class (and you!) truly inspiring. For many years I thought nothing could replace my passion for Speech therapy, but I know now I'm wrong. I always thought AT was awesome, but I don't think I ever understood just how much can de done with this field. Now, thanks to you, I get it! ​I hope one day gain as much knowledge and experience to spread the joys of this field and educate the way you do."

_Tanya Kutukdjian,

AT in private practice, Los Angeles Area
"Before I started the AT Assessment Course in 2010-11 school year, my knowledge in the field of assistive technology was very general. I was a brand new and the only AT Specialist for my District managing a caseload of 80 students. As excited I was about my new career, it was quite overwhelming. Susan's course helped organize all the different duties related to our jobs, from choosing tools for students to learning about the wide range of tools available and the management aspects of our position (managing equipment, inventories, ordering, training staff etc.) One great thing about the course is the there are so many hands-on learning opportunities where we are learning about AT tools. But the best thing about the course is that it put us in touch with other local AT's who have ended up being such a valuable resource even after the course ended. Several years later, I have a DOZEN people I can email and quickly get an answer to a very unique and specific situation. This team is better than GOOGLE.COM!! And of course, Susan Simmons has become an amazing mentor, always helping us wade through the complexities of working for a school district and bringing us back to what's most important- helping students! She continues to be a great source of support many years later. "

_Diana Neskovska,

Assistive Technology Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
"​I consider Susan one of the top practitioners in her field. She has been a tremendous resource for our department, and has provided excellent guidance and support. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to either begin or strengthen their approach to UDL."

_Scott Jensen,

Special Ed. Director
"​Susan has been a great asset to our District.  She truly understands assistive technology in an educational setting and her assessments reflect her knowledge.  We hope to continue our relationship with her for years to come!"

_Sharon Amrhein,

Special Education Director, Hart High School District, Santa Clarita, CA
“Susan is an amazing teacher and mentor! I have been lucky enough to attend some of her trainings and she has provided much appreciated consultation to my district. Her breadth of knowledge is incredible and her trainings are so well-organized, practical, and state-of-the art. She is always my "go to" person whenever I have a question about assistive technology.  I could not be the AT Specialist I am today without her continued guidance and support. ”

_Miriam Brock,

AT Specialist, AT Specialist & SLP Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

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