The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued new guidance, expressing expectations and best practices for how to promote more inclusive learning experiences for all children and youth with disabilities. Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services
Assistive Technology (AT) Consideration & Assessment
Does your district have clear procedures for AT Consideration & AT Assessment?
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Occurs within the
Completed over a span of days, weeks, or months and occurs outside of the IEP meeting.
Completed with existing data from levels of perfomance.
Involves gathering new data over multiple interactions with the student and team members & it includes trials of assistive technology.
AT Assessment Process
1. Gather Data
2. Determine what AT to trial
3. Trial AT & gather data
4. Decide if AT is required
The need for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services is one of the special considerations that IEP teams MUST address in developing or reviewing the IEP.
Definition of AT Assessment:
“The evaluation of the needs of a child with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the child in the child’s customary environment” that helps with the selection & acquisition of AT. ~IDEA
Special Education Technology Center (SETC)
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Web Resources for Best Practices in Assistive Technology for Education
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- GPAT – Georgia Project for Assistive Technology www.gpat.org
- QIAT – Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology www.qiat.org
- SETC – Special Education Technology Center of Washington State https://specialedtechcenter.com/
- SETC YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/SETC-YouTube
- SETT – Joy Zabala http://www.joyzabala.com/
- WATI – Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative www.wati.org