Referral and Assessment for Assistive Technology

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Referral and Assessment for Assistive Technology by Mind Map: Referral and Assessment for Assistive Technology

1. Step One: Referral for AT Assessment

1.1. Student Data or Personal Information

1.2. Medical data for vital concerns

1.3. Information about any technology or equipment currently in use

1.4. Background information regarding any related services provided previously

2. Step two: Conducting an assistive technology Assessment

2.1. Direct Observation

2.1.1. Congnitive Skills

2.1.2. Current use of any AT devices

2.1.3. Sensory Skills

2.1.4. Communications skills

2.1.5. Social Skills

2.2. Interviews

2.2.1. Family concerns and expectations

2.2.2. Perceived needs and abilities of the student

2.2.3. Academic expectation

2.2.4. Diagnostic information

2.2.5. Medical information

2.3. Formal Assessment

2.3.1. Involves selecting activities in predetermined environments.

3. Step Three: The Individualized Education Program Team

3.1. Device Trials

3.1.1. The team decides that the student needs AT for access and support and determines the device or devices the student needs

3.1.2. This should be done on a trial basis

4. Step Four: Implementation of the Assistive Technology Device

4.1. Decision making / time to purchase the device

5. Reference