Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology – (AT) “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The IEP team must determine the need for AT.  This determination is a process.  There are many approaches to evaluating the need for AT. Whatever approach is used, the following is an overview of the steps included in the Assessment process:

  1. Intake/referral
  2. Identification of needs
  3. Identification of desired outcomes
  4. Skills assessment
  5. Device trials
  6. Revisit desired outcomes
  7. Procurement of device
  8. Technology implementation
  9. Follow up/follow along

For children with visual impairments, the use of assistive technology can be foundational to their access of the curriculum and can greatly increase their level of independence.

  • Classroom Accommodations
  • Communication
  • Daily Living
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Print Access
  • Recreation

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