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
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
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
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.