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Four steps to referral and assessment for Assistive Technology by Mind Map: Four steps to referral and assessment  for Assistive Technology
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Four steps to referral and assessment for Assistive Technology

Step 1 Referral for the Assistive Technology Assessment

The referral is made for Assistive Technology Device. The referral can be made by a physician, family member, teacher and a few others.

All prior assessment data is collected including medical data for vital concerns, vision and hearing reports, information about technology equipment currently in use, background information reguarding any related services provided previously for the student

Step 2 Conducting an Assistive Technology Assessment

An Assistive Technology assessment is based on information gathered including students records and assessments as well as skills

The Assistive Technology assessment includes several methods of obtaining formal and informal data required to create a plan tailored specifically to the child's needs and abilities

Step 3 The Indivudalized Education Team

The Indivudalized Education Team gathers to provide multidisciplinary data required to create an indivudalized education plan (IEP)

The team decides the devices needed that will meet the needs of the child. A trial period takes place during the first 30 days to allow the parents, student, and IEP team time to work with the device to make sure its a good fit

Step 4 Implementation of the Assistive Technology Device

Continued support is given to the student and parents by the IEP team which includes ongoing monitoring and observations

The special education teacher plays an important role to make sure the student is sucessful with the new Assistive Technology device.