Screenings, Assessments, and Educational Evaluations for Learners who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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.