Adelphi, MD 20783
A student may need assistive technology to access, participate, and make progress in the educational program if other accommodations and modifications have not met his or her individual learning needs. Assistive technology (AT) refers to a range of devices and services. The type of service and /or device depends on the nature of the student’s disability, curriculum expectations, performance challenges and environment. A student with a disability may require assistive technology services to support school teams with considering, implementing, and monitoring student AT needs. AT services include assessment, provision of AT devices for students who demonstrate need, coordination of devices that qualifying students use, collaboration with other services, and training and technical assistance for students, family and professionals who work with the student. Assistive Technology (AT) consideration uses the Student Environment Task Tool (SETT) collaborative decision making framework to guide and support school instructional teams. AT consideration is a collaborative process and as such other professionals make decisions about assistive technology for students they serve(e.g. audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, vision teachers, and orientation and mobility professionals).