Assistive Technology (AT) should be considered for every learner with an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan). Consideration goes beyond simply checking “yes” or “no” on the documents, but is a careful and thoughtful discussion that focuses on the learner's needs and abilities, environments, tasks and how they might be supported by AT. The results of the AT consideration discussion may indicate the need for a more in-depth AT assessment. The following resources will help define the AT consideration process.
OCALI’s Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional Materials Center (AT&AEM) provides a wealth of resources on AT.
Explore resources and forms to help teams understand and implement effective AT assessments, as well as SIFTS, an exciting new OCALI tool to support the AT feature matching process.
Start here to get the big picture. General AT information that is quick and easy to understand.